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.

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HIGHLIGHTS of the 2016/17 LAUNCH

KAPUTT  DESIGNED  BY JEAN PSUL GAULTIER

While the whole world strives for perfection, Swarovski discovers the beauty of imperfection, guided and inspired by none other than design legend Jean Paul Gaultier. Together with Swarovski’s own Design Center HQ and Product Management experts, Gaultier developed the spectacular Kaputt Collection exclusively for Swarovski. Cut, color, facets, and even small details were defined, shaped, and approved by Jean Paul Gaultier himself. Like its name, the German word for “broken,” suggests, the collection presents a technological innovation that deliberately breaks with convention. It celebrates the appeal of being different and unpredictable, which, according to the designer, is much more exciting than the precise and perfect.

NEW EFFECT CRYSTAL SCARABAEUS GREEN DESIGNED BY JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Expressing his desire for an exclusive effect that would match his Kaputt Collection, haute couture icon Jean Paul Gaultier developed Crystal Scarabaeus Green together with a team of experts from Swarovski. The story goes that as a young man, he would frequently pass the Paris opera house and was fascinated by the green coloring of the tarnished copper roof. For his effect, he wanted this precise scintillating shade of green, combined with the mythological shimmer of the Egyptian scarab.

Aptly named, Crystal Scarabaeus Green evokes the magic glow of the scarab, shimmering in green, blue, and purple with a metallic luster that combines bright and shadowy facets to create a stunningly graphic surface.

NEW EFFECT CRYSTAL LIGHT CHROME

This cool and modern metallic effect caters to the growing importance of non-gender specific products. A modern mind-set, particularly with millennials, has led to design elements and colors that cross boundaries and genders. The cold silver of Crystal Light Chrome is perfectly placed to appeal to both men and women alike.

Live (later today) on the Johnbead.com website.

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.

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Swarovski Greek Cross Spring/Summer 2016 Projects

The newest Greek Cross pendant from Swarovski falls under their GLAMOUR – The Power of Belief inspiration category.  It is one of several new spiritual symbols in glimmering crystal.  It creates an individualistic and cross cultural style statement.

Available in Crystal, Crystal AB, Silver Night and Golden Night.

Swarovski has created free project instructions for these designs.  We have linked them here along with all the other wonderful new Spring/Summer 2016 ideas.

Swarovski Spring/Summer 2016 Projects

 

New Shape and New Effect from Swarovski!

The new Swarovski Elements are available to review online.

Nostalgic Grandeur echoes the beauty of the past in the subdued hues of the Crystal Patina effect. In contrast, Poetic Punk Rock signals a futuristic edginess encapsulated in the Crystal Spikes and Studs collection in co-operation with Jean Paul Gaultier.

New Effect:  Crystal Patina Inspired by Venice’s beauty, rich history and masquerade balls, “Nostalgic Grandeur” recalls baroque ballrooms and opulent mirrors.  This theme is reflected in the new Crystal Patina effect: entirely unprecedented in the industry, its vintage look conveys a sense of timelessness.

Poetic Punk Rock – Crystal Spikes and Studs Collection.  The re-emergence of high-glam, punk rock inspired fashion coincides with a rising sense of “austerity fatigue,” prompting the return of opulence to our lives.  With his extraordinary ability to interpret and redefine fashion, Jean Paul Gaultier has co-operated with Swarovski to take the theme to a new level in an avant-garde assortment of breathtaking couture pieces with a cool, contemporary edge:  Crystal Spikes and Studs.

John Bead customers can review a new downloadable catalog later this week.

Trend Alert – Are You Seeing Butterflies?

Left to right:
Leigh and Luca scarf, Brian Atwood Shoe, Sophia Webster boot
Alex Bittar brooch, Erickson Beamon necklace,
Erickson Beamon necklace, Tabitha Simmons shoe, Mattijs Necklace

I have been seeing butterflies everywhere I look right now.  Have you?

Entire butterflies, parts of butterflies and wings are constantly catching my eye.

They are being cut from so many different fibers and materials.

Naturally I am very interested in seeing anything that is jewelry related.

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The fashion imagery from Paris last week inspired me to take a closer look.

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Isn’t this a showstopper?

Simple, elegant, collaged, photographed, beaded or metal.  No matter how butterflies are featured they are a wonderful addition to a design piece.

Butterflies also appear throughout the John Bead catalog.  A simple search request for butterfly gave me dozens of categories to choose from.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

Swarovski Beads, flat backs and pendants in dozens of colours and sizes.

Charms and pendants in various metallic colours.

There are butterfly trims.

 

You will find butterflies made from gem stones and pressed glass.

Metal blank butterflies are ideal to stamp words onto.

 There dozens of gorgeous sequinned and beaded motifs.  Costume designers love these.

You’ll even find butterflies in our craft area.  These are made from foam.