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 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.
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
The neon-like palette of the Crystal Electric LacquerPRO Family delivers a high-voltage sparkle like no other.
The inspiration comes from an exuberant tropical spectrum- a heightened sense of color that transforms the performer into a vibrant bird of paradise. It’s a strategy focused on ensuring that the dancer captures-and holds-an audience from the second they step into the spotlight. The aim is to drench the senses in color, exuberant prints, densely encrusted crystals, and materials that move. The result is phenomenal tactile designs.
The designs are mesmerizing. They bridge the gap between stage and judging panel with myriad new creative possibilities, enhancing a costume’s competitive advantage.
This gorgeous new necklace from Debra Schwartz was created as a sample for John Bead. Debra was kind enough to share her supply list. We do not have a step by step but at least you can see all the items Debra used in her piece.
TRIOS Pendant Necklace PDF of supplies.
Step 1: Cut wire into two equal pieces 18” long.
Step 2: Load onto one piece of wire 13 Swarovski XILION Beads art. 5328 4 mm Sunflower. Moving 6 Beads off to one side and keeping the 7 remaining Beads in the center of the wire, take the wire exiting from the 6 Beads and string the wire through all 7 Beads. (Note: the wire tails should be exiting in opposite directions from the 7 Beads.
The 6 Beads should be sitting on top of and in between the 7 Beads art. 5328 Sunflower. It is important to keep tension on the wire when weaving.)
Step 3: String onto one of the wire sides, 5 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth. Take the wire from the side with no Beads and string the wire through the 5 Beads. (Note: the wire tails should be exiting in opposite directions from the 5 Beads art. 5328 Hyacinth and the 5 Beads should be sitting on top and in between the 6 Beads art. 5328 Sunflower from the previous step.)
Step 4: Repeat step 3 using 4 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 using 3 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth.
Step 6: Repeat step 5 using 2 Beads art. 5328 4 mm White Alabaster.
Step 7: Repeat step 6 using one Bead art. 5328 4 mm White Alabaster.
(You can exchange Tangerine for Hyacinth if preferred or Light Topaz for Sunflower)
Tierracast earwires or Earwires
Artistic wire or Wire
Swarovski Innovations and Inspiration
Spring/Summer 2018 Themes
Gang Star. A street-style revolution is erupting. Gritty, sports-influenced uniforms inspired by 90s hip-hop and “gangsta” rap are a new uniform for expressive belonging.
No Normal. A new value revolution has commenced as an era of individuality and acceptance is ushered in. This season we shift our focus to the pure expression of clothes instead of fashion. Question everything.
Hacked Nature. Technology is as pervasive as the air we breathe. Blending and merging, nature and technology unite to form bold new impressions out of seemingly polar opposites.
Spellbound. Rediscover the interplay of light and dark. With trust in a declining future, we look to the past to show the way forward. Embracing the ethereal and surreal, we explore innovation in forgotten ideas.
“This need to connect, to create, to make ourselves heard, to give ourselves a voice, to right the wrongs and repair the injustices is front and center. Increasingly we seek freedom – of expression and physical boundaries. Fearful of the future, but dedicated to making the world a better place, the desire to bring some light and color into our world and offer hope for a brighter, more diverse and accepting future is of more importance than ever before.”
“We dedicate our Spring/Summer 2018 seasons to this emerging sentiment -eradicating the boundaries between luxury and street, the natural and the digital, male and female, as well as exploring the transcendence between opposing belief systems.
Welcome to an age of “New Perspectives”.
Swarovski Professional Trend Intelligence, Global