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  • Come Alive In Color Feature Image

    Come Alive in Color in 2017

    2017 is exploding with new hues to love!  Swarovski® alone has given us more than 20 new crystal shades and effects in our lineup this year (and, it’s only February!).  In stock and ready to ship:   Rainbow Dark “The Art of Darkness.” Swarovski® said …

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  • Crystal Rock Jewelry

    Ovation Crystal Rock Jewelry

      “Ovation.” Did you know? Rhinestones Unlimited conceptualized an exclusive line of premium crystal accessories for our competition dance customers with the help of all our employees. In fact, our “Chipper Shipper,” Kara, inspired the name Ovation Performance Jewelry & Accessories™:   “What I like …

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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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  • 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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  • New from Swarovski, Innovations for Spring/Summer 2017 trends feature colors Graphite and Yellow Opal, and cut Flame

    Swarovski New Colors for Spring/Summer 2017 Trends, part 1

    Swarovski has just announced new flat back crystal colors!  We are taking pre-orders now by phone for Graphite and Yellow Opal.  The first shipments of these flat backs have started to arrive. Created to align with the trends forecasted for the Spring/Summer 2017 season, these colors …

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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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  • PCOTY Serenityrosequartz Blend

    Pantone Color of the Year 2016: It’s Twins!

    For the first time in Pantone’s history, the color company announced two shades for the title of “Color of the Year 2016”: Rose Quartz is a soft warm pink, balancing the misty baby blue of Serenity.  Announced on December 3rd, the color pairing is said …

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  • Marsala Analogous

    Using Marsala, the Color of the Year 2015

    Remember last December when Marsala was selected by Pantone as the 2015 Color of the Year?  Ohh…yeah, that’s right.  Have you noticed that you’ve been living amongst it these past months?  Handbags, trousers, runway collections in your magazines; greeting cards, throw pillows, hip day planners…weddings?  …

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