Creativity on The Catwalk Show – The Global Jet-Setter Look

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Our Global Chic product line was beautifully captured in this picture from the “Creativity on the Catwalk” fashion shows in the UK last month at CHSI Stitches. (Photo from CHSI)

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Our Creative Director, Fernando DaSilva designed an “out of the ordinary collection of jewelry that is delightfully different, chic and of course trendsetting.”  Here is a closer look at just one of the six models he styled.  The unique embroidered dresses were hand picked by Fernando in Brazil in January.

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Fernando combined a traditional caftan with one of a kind art jewelry.  Sandra Baumgartena is the perfect model for this look because she radiates confidence.  The look implies that she loves drama and texture and Fernando believed if she walked into Diane von Fürstenberg’s office she’d be hired in a moment!

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Sandra’s cuff prominently features wire and beaded flowers hand crafted by Lena Gillespie of Purple Lace Designs.  Her beautiful wirework uses our Tropical Punch flower maker as the centre.

Fernando used our leather sheets to wrap a brass cuff with hand stitched edging and a faux suede lining.  Lovely knots chocolate cord was used for the stitching.

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Leather strips are riveted in place to attach the flowers using the rings already soldered to the back of the flower maker.

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The earring are also show stoppers.

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Filigree is set with a Swarovski crystal stone.  Global Chic semi precious teardrop beads and gold chain tassels create the dramatic dangles.  These earrings could easily be turned into pendants as well.

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The Global Jet-Setter look was completed with the addition of these Czech rings which were already handmade and are being sold in our John Bead Outlet.

This is post three in our series.

Look One – Golden Butterscotch can be viewed here.

Look Two – Wild Boho can be reviewed here.

CELINE COUSTEAU FOR SWAROVSKI

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A love for the sea runs through her veins: Céline Cousteau is a celebrated filmmaker, marine conservationist, and, as it so happens, the granddaughter of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau. She presents her first ever crystal designs for Swarovski, inspired by one of her favorite places, the depths of the ocean. Taking inspiration from nature itself and leaving its beauty unaltered, her stunningly life-like creatures are not only captivating and spellbinding, they also draw attention toward the mysterious, mostly unseen, and unexplored world beneath the ocean’s surface on which all ocean life depends. These mysteries need to be protected for future generations, both above and below the water.

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Scarabeaus by Jean Paul Gaultier for Swarovski

The Crystal Scarabaeus Green effect and Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl have also been designed by Jean Paul Gaultier for Swarovski to complement the Kaputt Collection. Inspired by the verdigris roof of the Paris Opera House, and by the scintillating metallic green-blue-purple luster of the scarab beetle once worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, the Scarabeaus innovations evoke an otherworldly, future-tech look.

Swarovski Holiday Designs With Free Step by Step Instructions!

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We are showing you some of the new holiday jewelry, accessories & home décor designs made with Swarovski crystals.

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Swarovski has prepared a PDF with 19 new and traditional holiday designs with step by step instructions!

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You can create Shimmering Necklaces.

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You can create Charming Holiday Bracelets.

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You can create Crystallized Home Décor.

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We know this guide will give you lots of inspiration for holiday gift giving.

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The PDF is attached right here.

Holiday 2015