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

Leather and Lucite Summer Sensation Necklace

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This is the “Leather and Lucite Summer Sensation Necklace” designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp for the current issue of Perles Et Cetera magazine.

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This magazine is published in French, so this is the English translation.

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Soft leathers in a range of colors make it possible to create wearable jewelry with virtually no leather crafting skills. All you require is a desire to think creatively about a product normally shaped into purses or shoes. Leather is also normally associated with colder weather. Combining it with Lucite, which is perfect for hot summer days was a great challenge.

Leather is much thicker than fabric, requires no extra hemming and can be easily cut with many dies originally designed to cut paper.   My maple leaf shape could have been hand cut with scissors but I already had a paper cutting die that made this job take only a minute or two.

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I stacked my leaves in an interesting pattern and lightly glued them together. I now had my new leather pendant. A little extra trimming gave me my new abstract shape.

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I used a regular ribbon clamp to make my new leather pendant easy to add to my polyester pipe necklace.

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The Lucite Hibiscus Bead Cap flowers are from the Dazzle-it Tropical Punch collection. I used a head pin to add my bead to the cap and created a loop so I could attach three of these to the pendant bail sliders with a jump ring.

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These special bails allow you to add components to braided cords featuring kumihimo and macramé techniques. They slide beautifully onto thick cords.

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I glued a strip of leather onto my polyester pipe cord to keep the bail positioned at this height. It was like creating a little stopper.

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Finally, a glue-in magnetic end cap finished my polyester pipe cord ends brilliantly. My necklace is lightweight and the perfect accessory for summer outings. With so many soft leather colors to choose from I can mix and match shapes for virtually any clothing ensemble.

Components Used

Metal Complex Soft Leathers

Ribbon Clamp

Tropical Punch Polyester Pipe Turquoise/Peach 5mm

Pendant bail sliders

Magnetic glue-in end cap

Tropical Punch Lucite Hibiscus Bead Cap and Lucite Beads

Jump rings in various sizes

Tools

Quick Grip Glue

Metal Complex leather scissors

Pliers

AccuCut Maple Leaf die and die cutting system

PRECIOSA Ripple™ Project How-To

Here is yet another exciting design featuring the new PRECIOSA Ripple™ beads!

This project truly showcases the colours on both sides of the bead and the edging.

We are so happy that Preciosa has created a free project PDF for you to download if you would like to make this necklace.  Just click on the image above!