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.

The Swarovski Secret Garden Cushion Project Step by Step

The Swarovski Create Your Style team has a wonderful Secret Garden Cushion Project PDF for you.  Try combining the Secret Garden Cushion with others that have different patterns. It will look great alongside
florals, animal prints and stripes on a sofa or a bed.

Introducing the Psychology of Colors

Follow our 11 month journey as we learn how colors evoke emotion, influence our thoughts and even subconsciously play a part in our day to day lives with Swarovski Create Your Style!

You can read more about it by clicking the image below.  Each month we will post news and projects on our johnbead.com website.T

Swarovski Wild West Jacket Project

Take a tip from the catwalk: lasso some Wild West style and get it into your closet fast, because we’re going cowgirl this season. Make a start by adding a bit of wild-at-heart fringing to your jacket for an urban version of the American West.

The step by step from Swarovski is linked here.

WANDERLUST – INNOVATIONS AND INSPIRATIONS SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Majestic Blue

Intense and evocative, an homage to vast cobalt skies and fathomless sapphire seas, and the color of happy memories, Swarovski presents new Majestic Blue (296) as part of its Innovations Spring/Summer 2019.

Which design choices are best suited for Majestic Blue?

This superbly pure blue has a deeper hue and more intense sparkle than any previous shade of blue. It’s a mesmerizing quality that makes it ideal for use in premium costume jewelry, statement timepieces, and high-end apparel and accessories, as well as for adding a touch of luxe to DIY projects, packaging and electronics.

It is particularly well suited to creating fashionable looks inspired by Swarovski’s Spring/Summer 2019 trend theme, Wanderlust. This is a transformative Millennial mood that values Freedom, Leisure, Adventure and Culture above narrow-focused careerism and mere possessions. It also encourages following the open road, dreaming under the sky, and setting sail for adventure, preferring wealth of experience to material wealth.

What seperates Majestic Blue from other blue colors?

More intense, and with greater sparkle and depth than the existing Sapphire (206), Capri Blue (243) and Cobalt (369), the astonishingly brilliant Majestic Blue is the purest blue in the Swarovski spectrum. It has a scintillating presence that is reminiscent of a precious gemstone—indeed, as a true blue it has an ancient association with royalty. Blue is also recognized as the color of the divine and the infinite.

These vivid characteristics make it highly effective when creating bolder, fiercer and more eye-catching designs. Its color is very stable, too, appearing unchanged across different articles and geometries. You’ll also find that, like any of Swarovski’s crystal colors, Majestic Blue stands up well to plating and soldering.