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  • Sparkle in the Spotlight Rhinestones Unlimited Cover

    Sparkle in the New Year 2017

        Dear reader, Dearest, loveliest, glitteriest reader.  Please excuse my most egregious absence- it’s been six months since I’ve written!  There have been so many updates at Rhinestones Unlimited in that time, and as you know, change can be overwhelming.  We have new systems, …

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  • Converse Lavender With Paradise Shine

    Converse and Crystals

    One of my life’s discoveries is “Chuck Taylors unite the world.” In fact, I’ve seriously considered contacting Converse to start a global campaign around this truth.  (Or, at the very least, create a button with this motto that I can pin on my own tattered …

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    13 Ways (Including DIY!) to Keep “Comfy” Pretty on Prom Night

    Ahh, prom.  A time to take the leap and tell your dream date- OMG- you’re, like, totally into them.  A time to feel pampered, primped and pretty.  A time to DANCE.  (Showing off all those moves you’ve been perfecting in front of your bathroom mirror.) …

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  • Swarovski Yellow Opal in an attractive color pairing that does not make use of yellow's complementary color, purple, but is just pretty paired with shades of blue.

    Whoops, Fail!

    Haha! Dear reader, I totally biffed the color pairing suggestion in last month’s article, “Swarovski New Colors for Spring/Summer 2017 Trends, part 2“:                     In actuality, PURPLE is the complementary opposite of Yellow, and Blue’s complement …

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  • Swarovski Yellow Opal in a neutral color pairing

    Swarovski New Colors for Spring/Summer 2017 Trends, part 2

    Ah, new colors. I love this time of year…these posts let me get truly ridiculous. And, you keep reading!  (Sucker.) Ahhhhh, dear reader. I’m truly thankful for you. Ok, so, let’s get on with it.  Yellow Opal.  Somehow, I like this better than Citrine.  Literally, …

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  • Add dynamic stage sparkle in no time with the versatile crystal styles in our Performance Jewelry Collection.

    Quick Sparkle Fixes to the Rescue!

    It’s March.  You’re stressed.  Competitions are breathing down your neck, and you’re frantically trying to get all of the details of your performance together- tighter turns, sloppy arms, an extra practice space for an extra practice, customized costume additions, lots of sparkle, transportation, hotel rooms, …

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  • Real Men Wear Rhinestones

    Real Men Wear Rhinestones, part 2

    For those confident enough to handle all the attention they’ll get, there are rhinestones.  PH balanced for a woman?  Maybe.  But rhinestones are strong enough for a man, too, and I’ve known plenty of confident men in my life… …starting right here.  I’ve interviewed some …

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  • Real Men Wear Rhinestones.

    Real Men Wear Rhinestones, part 1

    Life example #1: When I was six and my friend and I were struck by the urge to perform a “Jem and the Holograms” routine in the yard, never would we simply walk out into the sun in whatever Kool-Aid-stained Care Bear tees and bike …

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  • Lightweight spikes and pyramids, made of metallic acrylic, can be applied by gluing, sewing or stringing together.

    Add Some Attitude with Spikes and Pyramids

    When you’re feeling like conquering the world, add a little fierce to your look.  In Native American cultures, this meant war paint for both warrior and horse.  Among New Zealand’s Maori, it’s a frightening battle face.   If you’re a cat, you’re arching your back, hissing …

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    Sneak Peek into U of MN Costume Collaboration

    At Rhinestones Unlimited, dance is our passion! This year, we’ve collaborated with our hometown heroes, the University of Minnesota Dance Team, creating a one-of-a-kind costume as they compete this month for their 16th national championship in 13 years*. The innovative, trend-driven collection of crystals from …

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