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Special & Oh So Sparkly – There’s Just Nothin’ Like a Handmade Gift!

Awhile back, I had a delicious and fun brunch with some lovely lady friends (side note - it's incredibly uplifting when you experience first hand, women supporting women - Yay!). Anyhoo's... I was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace that I handmade myself, and I hear from across the room...I love Harmony's necklace, I need one [...]

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Winners of the "Bad Dreams" Bead & Button Show Swarovski Design Contest

(Image compliments of Craft Optics)Passionate beaders from around the country flock to the annual Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, where they discover numerous fun activities, take classes to learn new techniques, and be awestruck by stunning jewelry designs. Best of all, friends, colleagues and beading buddies can make the most of each other's company [...]

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Explore Swarovski’s “NO NORMAL” Jewelry, Color and Fashion Trends

SWAROVSKI'S MEGA TRENDS OF 2018 The New Innovations and Inspirations within Swarovski's New Perspectives Trends give us a refreshing design palette to ignite our creativity as we look forward to an interesting future in fashion and jewelry expressions. Today we explore one of the four top jewelry and fashion trends entitled NO NORMAL The NO NORMAL trend pushes our [...]

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Colors That Make Us Happy (Part 2)

We're constantly exposed to different colors everyday, and our relationship with color affects us more than we may realize. Once we have a deeper understanding of the physiological sway that each distinct color has on us, we can conscientiously design and make jewelry with, wear and incorporate the hues and influences that we wish to [...]

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Fairy-Tales Really Do Come True...When You're a Swarovski Heiress!

(Photo by Chris Singer & Johannes Kernmayer)A girl can dream....right?? Well, when you have a last name as distinguished, and legendary as Swarovski, your wedding will positively be, what dreams are made of.Victoria Swarovski's magical three day wedding extravaganza, was absolutely memorizing! The 23 year old singer and Swarovski heiress, married her partner of six years, [...]

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How Is Color Affecting You?

How Are the Subtle Influences of Colors Affecting You???The psychological and emotional power of color is influential, maybe even more than you think. Specific colors that we are drawn to, echo our personalities, illuminating a deeper story about our true nature, our deepest desires and what we want to communicate to the world.It's important to choose [...]

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Sprinkle Your Bikini with Sparkles & Shimmer in the Sunshine!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Embellished SwimsuitsLearn how easy and fun it is to embellish your crocheted swimsuits and/or bikini's using Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones. Enhance your bathing suits by adding Swarovski Crystals to them to instantly upgrade your beach style!This is a perfect summer or Birthday party DIY project for yourself, your friends, your kiddos and/or [...]

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A Useful & Sparkling DIY Customized Gift Inspiration!

When dreams come true, it's fun to celebrate with sparkles & smiles!Recently my friend graduated culinary school and she now has the wonderful opportunity to take her skills to the gorgeous wonders of Spain! She'll be living there for a few months, training under a 5 star chef. With incredible hard work and determination, her dreams are [...]

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Stay In the Know ~ “Hacked Nature” Spring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends!

HACKED NATURE"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo PicassoSpring and Summer Jewelry, Color and Design Trends with Swarovski CrystalsToday we explore the New Spring and Summer trends for your jewelry designs and see what color combinations will be gaining in popularity, to keep you in the know!With the advancement of technology spreading around the [...]

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Etsy Updates ~ Crucial Information You Need Implement If You Sell On ETSY

Etsy Updates You Need To Know About For all of you fellow beaders, you may enjoy beading and creating sparkling goodies, crafts and jewelry so much that you have started your own business selling on Etsy. If you're a creative entrepreneur, then Etsy is a wonderful site that focuses on turning your passion into a business by [...]

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