Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Costa Rica Earrings and Necklace Projects

Starting as underwater volcanoes which then surfaced over thousands and thousands of years, Costa Rica has evolved into one of the largest, lush ecosystems in the world. Imagine yourself rappelling down a waterfall, relaxing in hot springs, hiking along the rolling fog of the cloud forest or exploring the pink sandy beaches of the Guanacaste coastline. 

Theses adventures paired with rich tropical flora and fauna and soft sunsets over crystal blue water were the incredible inspiration for these pieces – and my version of ‘paradise’. 

The link to the PDF from Swarovski to make the featured jewelry is linked here:

Costa Rica Bracelet and Earrings Projects

 

Swarovski Around The World Trip to Africa Earrings

The Swarovski Around The World Trip to Africa Earrings were designed by Lena Gillespie.

Africa
The canvas upon which this continent’s epic story is written is not only beautiful but astonishing. Whether heading out at dawn on a safari game drive following millions of wildebeest on their Great Migration or soaring high in a hot-air balloon to embrace the Serengeti, Africa creates the wildlife encounter of a lifetime. Wherever you find yourself on this big, beautiful continent, you will be touched by the wild lands, rich traditions, artisan craftsmanship and natural beauty – all of which these pieces pay tribute too.

Products Used

277055-030     Swarovski 5328 Bicone 4mm – Light Siam

277055-051     Swarovski 5328 Bicone 4mm – Tangerine

277055-068     Swarovski 5328 Bicone 4mm – Fern green

74701010-11   Artistic Wire – 20ga, gold

Personal Stock Artistic Wire – 32ga, gold

26002057        Ear hooks, gold

Swarovski Crystals Takes Us to Africa this Month With Two New Projects!

The canvas upon which this continent’s epic story is written is not only beautiful but astonishing. Whether heading out at dawn on a photo safari following millions of wildebeest on their Great Migration or soaring high in a hot-air balloon to embrace the Serengeti, Africa creates the wildlife encounter of a lifetime.
Wherever you find yourself on this big, beautiful continent, you will be touched by the wild lands, rich traditions, artisan craftsmanship and natural beauty – all of which these pieces pay tribute too.

Project PDF For Your Customers
We have a free downloadable PDF for the Africa Earrings and Necklace.

 

Swarovski Crystals Around the World – India Inspired Project Step by Steps

One of the oldest civilizations in the world, India is a mosaic of multicultural experiences and rich heritage. Extending from the snow-covered Himalayan mountains to the tropical rain forests of the south, it is impossible to ignore India’s mesmeric conflation of the old and the new. Walking through the bustling city streets you are greeted by a diverse variety of cuisines, arts, crafts, faiths, and nature.

Experiencing different textures, sounds and smells triggered the emotion that prompted these designs.

The India necklace.

You can make your own by downloading the project PDF at the end of this post.

The India Earrings.

India Earrings and Necklace Projects are linked here.

Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Ireland Inspired Project Step by Steps

Hello from Ireland!

As you follow the rolling hills from the Causeway Coast to the Sunny South East, your heart will be one with Ireland. Filled with centuries of ancient stories, rich culture and rugged, romantic landscapes, the “Emerald Isle,” is sure to put a sparkle in your eye. The wild unruly countryside and awe-inspiring sights lead to countless photographs in the hopes of capturing nature in its most majestic state.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but these pieces capture all the heritage and beauty that is Ireland.  We are honored to be able to share the project step by steps in a free downloadable PDF from Swarovski.

Ireland Earrings and Bracelet projects PDF 

All Swarovski Crystals Around the World projects are here.

Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Austria Inspired Project Step by Steps

The inspiration of these pieces is derived from a multitude of Austria’s most iconic wonders — deep valleys, vast farmland, whimsical woodlands, raging rivers, and of course, its majestic mountains.

Link to both projects is here:  Austria Earrings and Necklace projects

 

Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Focus on Austria

Austria may be one of Europe’s smallest countries, but it is also one of the most popular destinations in the world.

Hallstatt, traditional wooden village on a lake in Alps mountains, Austria, is UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site

Whether you’re traversing across its drawbridges or hiking up the Alps, the region’s roaring waters and crisp mountain air will greet you as if you were home.

The Green Giant

We’ll share a project celebrating this wonderful country tomorrow.  

Crystals Around the World from Swarovski!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pack your bags because you are invited to embark on a six month journey around the world to celebrate Swarovski’s 125th anniversary.

Each place we visit will bring new inspirations, sparkling color combinations, and beautiful Swarovski inspirational projects. We will explore how color combinations act as a global identifier –just as a flag does for its country.

We will post a special project each month in a PDF format that will make it easy to make something special.  PDFs will appear here on the blog and in our new Facebook group Bead Projects and PDFs from John Bead.