The Swarovski Innovations for Spring/Summer 2021 have just been released and these Innovations are all about the Time to Shine. In our fast-paced digital world, time itself is a luxury. We relish the moments that create the most meaningful memories, like the activities that bring us joy and happiness. For the DIY jewelry makers out there, that means beading. These crystal Innovations will help you create special designs that will help you remember that it is Time to Shine! Check out what’s new below.
Iris Crystal Color
The new Iris crystal color is a beautifully reimagined shade of purple that fits right between Amethyst and Light Amethyst, so you can create gradient styles full of majestic appeal. It’s a wonderful color all on its own, too. With its extravagant brilliance, it’s a lovely option for floral and spring-inspired designs.
Electric LacquerPRO DeLite Effects
These bright crystals combine the neon “wow!” of the Electric LacquerPRO effects with the eye-catching sparkle of the DeLite effects. The result is a surreal and psychedelic style that even glows under UV light. They’re perfect for contemporary styles, especially eccentric and extreme designs, as they reflect the joy and radiance of a new age.
Ignite is a subtle effect applied to unfoiled crystals to highlight a crystal’s facets and sparkle. The subtle effect of highlighting the article’s facets on the reverse side produces an intense sparkle at the front. With the Ignite effect, classic Swarovski crystals are reimagined. This new effect is available for Crystal, Aquamarine, and Light Rose colors.
Swarovski Opal crystal colors are combined with the dazzling Shimmer effect to create something totally new! The translucence of crystal Opal colors and the vibrancy and brilliance of the Shimmer effect are perfect for each other. These trend-inspired, summery colors radiate a soft and elegant sparkle with multicolored flashes of light. You’ll be mesmerized! These new effects are a wonderful match for the new Iris color and the Iridescent Dreamy pearls.
Crystal Iridescent Dreamy Pearls
These new crystal pearl colors give off a pearly iridescent finish with a shiny, glimmering look that complement each other. The Rose color combines a soft sheen with digital brights, reflecting a new era that mingles old ideas and modern formats. The Blue pearl has a soft illumination that answers the call for a sense of stillness in modern designs. Try these pearls with the Platinum and Pearlescent White pearls.
More Light Rose Options
Get excited for expanded design possibilities due to the addition of the gem-inspired Light Rose color to the most classic Swarovski shapes. This is the most classic and most used of all the pink shades in the crystal color assortment and it corresponds to the gem-like pink sapphire color. You’ll find new faceted rounds, bicones, briolette pendants, pear-shaped pendants, heart pendants, and more in Light Rose with this Swarovski Innovations launch.
Quirky cuteness is steadily infiltrating sophisticated wardrobes. With that in mind, Swarovski’s Cutie Cutes collection takes a cue from Kawaii style. These little charms are optimistic and playful, adding a touch of joy to your designs. In an era of communication and expression, the Cutie Cute becomes an emoji all of its own. Let these Cutie Cutes tell a story in your jewelry designs. They are the perfect expression of the easy DIY trend.
Pear Cut Pendant
The new Pear Cut Pendant is an adaptation of the classic Fancy Stone shape. It features a multilayered cut with 44 facets, for gemstone-inspired sparkle. This lightweight pendant helps achieve a very elegant, fine-jewelry look in your projects.
More Shimmer Effects
With the latest Innovations, more pendants will have the Shimmer effect available. The effect will be available in Crystal, Aquamarine, and Amethyst for the 6228 Heart pendant, 6430 Classic Cut pendant, 6431 Princess Cut pendant, and the 6106 Pear-Shaped pendant. Inspired by the Aurora Borealis (AB) effect, this soft, elegant effect radiates multiple shades of a single color, for a striking look that accentuates every movement of the crystal.
As jewelry designers and beaders, we’re always looking toward the next trends and new inspirations to light our creative flame. These latest Swarovski Innovations open up even more possibilities by embracing what’s to come by looking toward new jewelry-making endeavors. Here’s a peek at what will be available at Artbeads.com very soon!
New Baroque Crystal Pearls
Baroque Crystal Pearls will now be available in new shapes: Round, Coin, Drop, and Elongated, providing you with endless options for your jewelry. The new Baroque Crystal Pearl family lends itself to the ongoing focus on all things organic, magical, and natural. With undulating shapes and a soft sheen, they are perfect for both classic and otherworldly designs. In addition to beading, a range of further creative application techniques can be used, such as sewing, knitting, crocheting, threading, weaving, knotting and wire working. Just like genuine pearls, Swarovski Baroque Family Pearls adapt to body heat and become warmer. Combining the new shapes with existing pearl shapes, such as the classic round pearl in smaller sizes, offers additional design possibilities. Find these new Baroque shapes in beautiful colors like White, Cream, Dark and Light Grey, Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl, and Rosaline.
Emerald Cut Pendant
In a renewed story of beauty and indulgence, the high-end classic shape of the exquisite Emerald Cut Pendant appeals to a newfound sense of street style luxe. Precious and refined, it seamlessly lends an urban edge to the elegant everyday glamour stories infiltrating luxury collections. Beautifully indulgent, familiar and inspiring, the versatility and boldness of the strong silhouette appeals to a rediscovered fixation on overtly opulent and feminine formats. The Emerald Cut is known for distinctive rows of facets combined with a long rectangular shape. The new Emerald Cut Pendant offers new classic and gemstone-look design possibilities, especially in combination with the already launched Swarovski Gem Cut family members: Classic Cut Pendant, Princess Cut Pendant, Heart Cut Pendant, and Pear Cut Pendant.
Briolette XXL Hole Bead
A renewed focus on retro and vintage in design concepts sees the return of beads as key design elements. This Briolette bead features the classical briolette cut for the outer shape and a larger hole diameter of 5.2mm. The large-hole crystal bead, with its incredibly precious looking cut, is suitable for any material. It can easily be applied by using a leather strand or cord to create stunning jewelry and accessories. It’s also suitable for complex beading designs, enabling beading thread to be passed through the hole many times. This bead opens up an opportunity to create unlimited designs for jewelry, apparel and accessories embellished with crystal beads.
Shimmer Line Extensions
The new Swarovski Innovations will also see line extensions for Light Rose Shimmer, Opal Shimmer, and a general Shimmer line extension for beads and pendants. This soft and elegant effect radiates multiple shades of a single color, turning every jewelry piece into a highlight. The Light Rose Shimmer effect is subtle and sophisticated, a popular match with Erinite Shimmer, Black Diamond, Light Sapphire, and so many more. You’ll see more Light Rose Shimmer options for Faceted Rounds and Bicones. The Opal Shimmer effect gives incredible brilliance and color vibrancy. These new and exciting opalescent crystal color and shimmer bead combinations will be available in bestselling shapes to create vibrant jewelry pieces – especially for young trendsetters. You’ll also see more Shimmer options for the Faceted Cube Beads and classic pendants, such as the Pear-Shaped Pendants, Heart Pendants, Princess Cut Pendants, and more.
Get inspired to create sparkling holiday jewelry with the Spend the Holidays with Swarovski program. Each month, you’ve been inspired by festive Swarovski colors and beautiful jewelry-making projects. In the final month of the program, we’re focusing on winter-themed projects that are perfect for the dazzling sparkle of Swarovski. Take a look at these inspirational jewelry projects from Swarovski to get inspired for the season and then find out how you can win Swarovski crystals in wintery colors during our giveaway.
White Forest Chandeliers
Qty 6 Swarovski 6mm Crystal AB Margarita Beads
Qty 6 Swarovski 8mm Crystal AB Margarita Beads
Qty 6 Swarovski 10mm Crystal AB Margarita Beads
Qty 2 Swarovski 12mm Crystal AB Margarita Beads
Qty 6 Swarovski 4mm Crystal Faceted Cube Beads
Qty 4 Swarovski 3mm Crystal AB Bicone Beads
Qty 4 Swarovski 4mm Crystal AB Bicone Beads
Qty 2 Swarovski 12mm Crystal AB Rivoli Stones
Step 1: Using Rivoli connector, glue in one 12mm Rivoli. Repeat for pair and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Slip onto one silver headpin: one 4mm cube; one 10mm Margarita bead; one 8mm Margarita bead; one 6mm Margarita bead; one 3mm bicone.
Step 3: Turn a simple loop or wire wrap closed.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 – 3 times 3 and set aside.
Step 5: Slip onto one silver headpin: one 4mm cube; one 12mm Margarita bead, one 10mm Margarita bead; one 8mm Margarita bead; one 6mm Margarita bead; one 4mm bicone.
Step 6: Turn a simple loop or wire wrap closed.
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 – 6 one more time and set aside.
Step 8: Using Rivoli connector, open an oval jump ring and attach the small tree component to the an outside loop on the connector. Repeat for opposite outside loop on connector.
Step 9: Open remaining jump rings. Link 4 jump rings to center loop on connector. Open last jump ring and attach large tree.
Step 10: Using the add-a-bead earwire, load on (1) 4mm bicone in Crystal AB. Turn a simple loop on the earwire. Open up the loop and attach to the top hole of the Rivoli connector.
Step 11: Repeat steps 8-10 to make second earring.
Zen Snowflake Drops
Step 1: Cut the chain into four 1½” pieces and two ½” pieces and set aside.
Step 2: Using one 14mm crystal Edelweiss pendant, attach a 4mm round jump ring and attach to one ½” piece of chain. Using a small jump ring, attach chain to the bottom of the Lotus finding.
Step 3: Using one earwire, slide on one 4mm crystal bicone and make a simple loop. Attach one 1½” piece of chain to the earwire and using one small oval jump ring attach the other side of the chain to the left side of the large petal on the Lotus finding. Repeat this for the other side of the earring.
Step 4: Repeat Steps 2-3 for the second earring.
Fairies in Flight Bracelet
Step 1: Cut wire into 2” pieces and set aside.
Step 2: Using one piece of wire make a simple loop. Slide on one dome bead, one fairy wing bead, one pearl, and one Rondelle. Make a simple loop. Repeat 8 more times and set aside.
Step 3: Begin linking each Fairy component (head to tail) until all 9 are linked.
Step 4: Use second 8mm jump ring and attach to the bottom of the opposite fairy on the bracelet. Using the jump ring again and add the lobster clasp.
Floating Golden Rings
Qty 1 Swarovski 6mm Crystal Golden Shadow Bicone
Qty 2 Swarovski 14mm Crystal Blue Shade Edelweiss Pendants (try Crystal)
Qty 1 Swarovski 16.5mm Crystal Golden Shadow Pave Ring (try Crystal)
Qty 1 Swarovski 18.5mm Crystal Golden Shadow Pave Ring (Try Crystal)
Step 1: Add a jump ring to each Edelweiss and set aside.
Step 2: Using one head pin, slide through one hole in the 16.5mm pave ring, make a simple loop, cut off excess wire and attach one of the Edelweiss pendants.
Step 3: Using a head pin, slide through the inner second hole in the 16.5mm pave ring, add the bicone bead and slide through the outer hole of the 18.5mm pave ring, bending the end to secure. Cut off excess wire.
Step 4: Using the eye pin, attach second Edelweiss pendant and slide through the inner second hole in the 18.5mm pave ring. Wire wrap to secure and cut off excess.
Step 5: Slide the chain through the loop made in step 4.
Step 6: Add a jump ring to one end of the chain. Add a jump ring and the lobster clasp to the other side to complete the necklace.