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.

Swarovski Halloween Inspiration and Step by Steps!

Leave it to Swarovski to design some stunning Halloween projects!  We have attached a PDF (end of post) which will provide you with instructions to make all of these pieces!

The Swarovski Halloween 2017 instructions PDF is linked here.

Hurray for Orange and Black – Swarovski Halloween

Instructions

Step 1:      Using one head pin slide on one skull bead and make a simple loop. Repeat once and set aside.

Step 2:      Using a round nose plier turn one end of the memory wire until you have a double turn.

Step 3:      Onto the memory wire slide on one 5328 6mm jet bicone, {two 6mm pearls, two 4mm pearls, two 3mm pearls, two 4mm pearls, 6mm pearls, one 5328 6mm jet bicone, one BeCharmed bead, and one 5328 6mm jet bicone. Repeat the pearl section and add one Pave Ball, repeat the pearl section and add one 5328 4mm bicone, one 5238 6mm bicone and one 5328 6mm bicone. Repeat the pearl section and add one 5328 6mm bicone.} Repeat the entire pattern in brackets one more time to finish bracelet.

Step 4:      Trim the memory wire to leave a 1” tail. Using the pliers turn the wire until it tightens to the last bead.

Step 5:      Using the skulls from Step 1, add onto each of the loops on the bracelet to complete.

Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code Available at John Bead
Crystal Pearls 5810 18 pcs 3mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758100032324
Crystal Pearls 5810 36 pcs 4mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758101032324
Crystal Pearls 5810 36 pcs 6mm Crystal Neon Orange 001 733 27758101096324
Beads 5750 2 pcs 13mm Jet 280 27757500010280
Beads 5328 10 pcs 6mm Jet 280 27753012017280
Beads 5328 4 pcs 4mm Jet 280 27753012017280
Pave Beads 86001 2 pcs 8mm Jet 280 No 8mm or jet but consider black diamond 6mm 277860010610215
BeCharmed Beads 80901 2 pcs 12mm Jet 280 No but maybe consider 14mm 27780101015280      

Supplies:

2 2” headpins       22601037

3½ rings of memory wire    25000769

 

Wicked Witch of the West Earrings

These earrings are a Swarovski “Mini Project” and a wonderful design for the upcoming holiday season!  We’ll be posting many more over the next few weeks!

Step 1:
Using one head pin, slide on one pearl, one sew on (coated side up), one artemis bead, and one bicone. Make a simple loop and add ear wire.

Step 2:
Repeat Step 1 to make second earring.

What you need (substitutions made if we did not have the item)

Swarovski Crystals Used:
Crystal Iridescent Green Pearls
Jet Beads 12mm
Jet Beads 4mm
Sew-on Stones

Components:
2 ear wires
2 2” headpins