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Swarovski Innovations Spring-Summer 2018 – New Pearls Iridescent Dark Blue and Iridescent Light Blue

Swarovski has just launched INNOVATIONS for SPRING and SUMMER 2018 featuring new crystal shapes, new crystal lacquer colors (available only in no-hole stones) and two new Iridescent Pearl colors. To complement the Swarovski launch Eureka Crystal Beads offers brand new  Crystal Twilight Coating on Rivolis, Chatons and Bicones. Twilight coating  is a great addition to the “Spell Bound” theme.

The main theme of the launch is “New Perspective”. Here is how Swarovski own designers try to approach the ever-changing world around us:

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“At Swarovski we don’t just develop products, we develop products that speak, that have voice, that mean something. Through our innovations we tell our story, share our believes and highlight our desires. This is then the story of our time and this season our story is the need for new perspectives.”

“We live in an age of disruption. One in which technology, gender, borders, and mindsets are all being broken down. The new value revolution has begun, as we seek to redefine ourselves and eradicate the out-modeled structures of the past.”

Here are some of the main themes:

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New Swarovski Crystal Colors: LacquerPro Azure Blue, Peony Pink, Summer, Mint Green, Light Coral are available only in no-hole stones, Rivolis and Chatons.

New Swarovski Pearl Colors Iridescent Light Blue and Iridescent Dark Blue are available from Eureka Crystal Beads in sizes 3mm to 8mm.

Eureka Crystal Beads offers rock-bottom prices for Swarovski Pearls every day, all the time. No coupons needed. Check our incredible selection of Swarovski Pearls and compare our prices. You will be amazed how much you can save.

To complement Swarovski Launch and its “Spell Bound” theme Eureka Crystal Beads offers our new, exclusive Crystal Twilight Custom Coating. This new color is now available in:

12mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli

14mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli

8mm Swarovski Crystal Chaton

Try this incredible, limited edition color, available only from Eureka Crystal Beads. See Swarovski Twilight Finish.

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Visit Eureka Crystal Beads today for the best prices and the best selection of Swarovski Crystal, Czech Glass Beads and Toho Japanese Seed Beads.

New Swarovski Shapes for 2018:

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Swarovski Crystal Color Matching with Pantone Fashion Color Trends for Fall/Winter 2016

The Fall 2016 Pantone color palette is led by the blue family which evokes the desire for tranquility, strength and optimism. The palette is further anchored by earth tones and punctuated with exhilarating pops of color to create a balanced and playful collection.

“Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Following the lead of the world’s leading color experts, we’ve put together a guide for how to match the latest Swarovski crystal colors with Pantone’s Fall 2016 color forecast below:

Highlighting the importance of blue in the palette, the new blue shade of PANTONE Riverside undeniably takes precedence in the fall collections.

  • Cool and calming, strong and stable
  • Maintains a sense of constancy
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Denim Blue

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There’s an edge to PANTONE Sharkskin, and yet it manages to remain neutral.

  • Pair-able with almost any fall color, bright or muted
  • A color that the rest of the palette can literally and theoretically rest on
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Black Diamond

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In contrast to the stable backbone of the Fall 2016 palette, Aurora Red adds a welcome punch.

  • A bold Red that is warm, sensual and immediately pleasing to the eye
  • Best Swarovski Crystal matches: Light Siam & Swarovski Crystal Dark Red Coral

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Warm Taupe is a hearty, pleasing and approachable neutral that pairs well with each of the top 10 shades of the Fall 2016 season.

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Like Airy Blue, Pantone’s Dusty Cedar gives a nod to the Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz.

  • A fall and winter version of the Pinks we’re used to seeing in spring
  • Dustier rose-toned Pink shade with some complexity
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Blush Rose

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Pantone’s green tone for the fall of 2016 is Lush Meadow which brings to mind fresh botanicals and foliage.

  • Rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Emerald

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Bouncing elegantly off other colors in the palette, Spicy Mustard is an exotic addition of zesty brightness.

  • Adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy
  • A spicier, zestier Yellow than previous seasons
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Sunflower

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PANTONE 18-1340 Potter’s Clay has an added degree of sophistication and layering.

  • Neutral earth tone; expected for fall and winter palette
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Topaz

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The unexpected bright tone of Bodacious speaks to the gender fluidity we continue to see and adds a brightness to winter styles.

  • Unexpected in fall
  • Versatile; can be used with Pinks and Reds
  • Best Swarovski Crystal match: Rose

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Use this guide to matching Swarovski crystal colors to the latest fashion color trends as forecasted by Pantone to keep your designs on trend. It’s also a useful guide to break out from the usual and explore unexpected color combinations that will be gaining popularity in the next few months.

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Swarovski Inovations Spring/Summer 2017 – The Balance of Nature

At the beginning of this year, Swarovski launched their new line of crystal colors and shapes. The main theme of this year’s release was “THE BALANCE OF NATURE”. The idea came from recognizing the fact that over the past 15 years we have witnessed radical changes in the way we meet, interact, live and even age. The influx of new technology has steadily become overwhelming and made us want to step back, to pause and seek fulfillment, satisfaction  and meaning in our busy daily lives. Well-being has become the global mantra. Our desire to reconnect with unspoiled nature, with mind, body and soul is creating a huge demand for travel to off the beaten track destinations, calming practices of meditation and yoga.

With this year’s designs, Swarovski is focusing on well-being, allowing us to reconnect with our inner selves through the eternal elements of Air, Earth, Water and Fire.

A breath of fresh air, remains a potent symbol of calm for all those wishing to retreat from the pressure of daily life. The Crystal Pearlescent White Pearl, is a new stunning Swarovski effect in the Crystal Pearl.

airTimeless romantic design embraces the natural colors of planet Earth. Graphite is a new color representing this trend, a strong, bluish grey-black which is both elegant and mysterious. It forms the perfect gradient transition between Crystal Silver Night and Jet.

fireVibrant, eye-catching colors are the mainstay of the over-the-top glamour favored equally by celebrities. The new color, Yellow Opal is finding its origins in the gemstone Citrine. Yellow Opal is a very happy color. Its bright yellow hue has been give a matte, opalescent finish giving it a genuine gemstone appeal.

Our favorite is Yellow Opal AB2X available now in 3 and 4 mm Swarovski Bicones at www.eurekacrystalbeads.com. Get it now and see for yourself how truly stunning this color is.

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Visit our website to see Swarovski Rivolis and Beads in Graphite and Yellow Opal and all other Innovations Spring/Summer 2017.

 

 

This summer there is a move to softer, pastel colors in jewelry and accessories.

This season there is a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum. An eclectic ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times. Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art and magical words of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months.

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“Soft cool hues blended with subtle warm tones create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle”  says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Panthone Color Institute

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Make summer jewelry using pastel colors.     See examples and make your own                                                                                       barefoot sandals.

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If you want to stay on top of these trends you should take a second look at the most recent Swarovski Innovations. Swarovski pastel pearls available in blue, green, rose, grey and yellow should be your choice for this summer leisure jewelry.

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Pastel Rose                              Pastel Yellow                     Pastel Blue

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Pastel Grey                                              Pastel Green

They look great with Swarovski Bicones a variety of findings, for instance bead caps, as well as Czech glass beads.

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The above Go Pink  bracelet is made with Pastel Rose Pearls and Rose Alabaster AB2X Bicones .

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Simple and fun Swarovski pastel pearl earrings.

While you are browsing pastel colors don’t forget to check our entire selection of fabulous Swarovski crystal pearls sorted for your convenience by color. Among classic and naturals you’ll find Jade, Turquoise and Coral which are also very popular this summer.

Jewelry trends for Spring/Summer 2015. Swarovski color wheel a handy tool for matching colors.

Jewelry and accessories trends for this year’s spring and summer are not strictly defined. Top designers launched a variety of looks from minimalist dangled earrings to large statement earrings, wireworked necklaces and large beaded necklaces. Bangles of any kind for bracelets are in. Colors range from pastel soft, clear crystal to marsala, burgundy, brown and orange. Beige and natural tones are in. And as always your safe bet is black and white. They never go out of style.

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Get a free color wheel from Eureka (with each order $25+, till Wed 4/8/2015) to help you match perfect color combinations for your clothes and accessories. Shop now!

Create Your Style Swarovski interactive Color Wheel lets you use basic color theory by quickly and easily determining each type of color relationship. Just pick your main color and see what contrasting colors are, or what matching colors are. You will also be able to match your favorite pearl with crystal and glass color.

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Chanel’s fashion riot for Spring/Summer 2015 saw bangles in silver and brightly colored leather. The more bangles the better. Mix several styles and colors, metal and beaded bangles and wear them together. Use memory wire to make bracelets from leftover beads. Make casual bracelets by following the steps in our free tutorial.

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Dolce & Gabbana earrings are large and colorful. They have a spanish flair and make a rich, flamboyant statement.  

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In contrast to the above earrings are  Swarovski’s Marie Antoinette earrings, which glitter with crystal but blend in with skin and hair color.

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Crystal Cascade Earrings. Always beautiful. Made with 6128 Swarovski Crystal Xilion Mini Pears.

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Classic minimalist look of simple earrings in gold tone

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Swarovski Rivoli Earrings made with our Custom Coated Swarovski Rivolis glued into Closed Back Rivoli Settings or put into Bezel Rivoli Settings.

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For Swarovski Crystal stones use E6000 glue, or any craft glue.

 

 

 

How to Use the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

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For 2015, Pantone has announced the color of the year to be the earthy brick red tone, Marsala.

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According to Pantone “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

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This beautiful tone is rich and jewel-like and works in all styles.

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Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.

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Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors.

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An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging.

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A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.

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Jewelry in the marsala shade is going to be all the rage for 2015. Use Swarovski bicones in a variety of colors that fit with the marsala color family such as this custom coated Light Siam Volcano crystal beads.

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Combine marsala with bright cool colors such as green and blue such as in this necklace below.

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See how this Red Umber Czech beads combine with Turquoise Opaque AB beads.

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What do you think of the color of the year? Is it a winner or not so much? Let us know in the comments!

Hottest Colors for Summer 2014

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Spring and summer are the seasons when you pack away your dark neutrals and winter blacks to feel fresh in bright new colors. Here at Eureka, we’ve scoured fashion trends to give you some of our favorite summer color palettes that are big this season. Take a look and try them out for your next big jewelry project.

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Just as the warmth of summer is charging us with positive emotion, the colors in this palette are infused with sun and citrus energy. Lemon yellow, lime green, bright tangerine, combined with vibrant magenta, exotic violet, and rich persimmon, create a palette with delightful tropical feel.

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Rainforest

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Nature’s rhythmic vibrations, soothing and hypnotizing, come to life through rainforest’s vivid colors. Charming floral prints, images of exotic animals, fluidity of light and texture, cool and warm tones in enchanting harmonies, take our imagination on an adventure. The abundance of luscious greens gives depth and richness to the palette, while bright corals and fuchsias make the color scheme more jubilant and festive. The bright turquoise enhances the vibrancy of the greens and the earthy brown binds the colors together giving the palette a more organic feel.

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Soda Shop

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Inspired by the sweet nostalgic memory of 1950s soda shops and ice cream parlors, this color palette has a soft retro mood and a youthful scoop of playfulness.

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 Spiral

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One of the first designs adopted from nature, spirals are a reflection of our desire to create and evolve. Perfect balance in a seashell! The soft palette of blues and green with a prominent neutral feel evokes a sense of elegance and serenity.  color-combinations-spiral

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Read more about color and find more useful color palettes for designing here!

Never Enough Neutrals

The trend for neutrals is perfect for summer, warm neutral shades work well in warm weather and give off a summery safari vibe or a sophisticated shimmer. If you’re looking for outfits that will go perfectly with that one gorgeous statement piece of jewelry, neutrals are your best bet!

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Neutrals of every kind.

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A way to combine neutrals with color.

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A pop of brightness.

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Don’t all of these outfits seem to be begging for a bright beaded necklace? I think so!

 

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

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Pantone has just announced 2014’s color of the year as Radiant Orchid, a bold, versatile pinkish-purple color that Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones” that “inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.”

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“It’s a little different, it’s a little off the beaten path, and it’s not a primary color,” she explains. “It’s an invitation to innovation. The purple family offers (an) opportunity to do creative things.”

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And, she said, that’s what pop culture wants right now. “People associate purple with creativity and originality — and those are very valued today. We see words like that being used to describe technologies and products that are seen as innovative and with an approach you haven’t tried before.”

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Pantone hailed the versatility of the shade, saying it can be livened up with yellows and oranges, while complementing blues, turquoise and teal. It also brightens up neutral shades of gray, beige and taupe.

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For more about the hot colors for spring 2014, take a look at our rundown of color trends for the upcoming season.

Spring 2014 Color Trends

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Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom. Take a look at these beautiful colors and combinations that will be hot for spring 2014.

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“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.”

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Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum.

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Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that’s very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.

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This season’s selection of pastels.

Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.

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Spring 2014 neutrals.

Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia’s warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.

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Spring 2014 bold reds.

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The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, the 2014 color of the year, and Dazzling Blue, a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.

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Dazzling blues for spring 2014.

Dazzling blue seems to be coming out on top for the next season, as celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Kate Middleton have already jumped on the trend.

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Using this shade of blue in jewelry is sure to be a hit for the upcoming season, as well as complimentary and even contrasting colors. Choose Swarovski’s Capri Blue, the Crystal Bermuda Blue finish, or mix it up with bright Hyacinth as a contrast.

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This spring season there are many ways to play around with color design in your jewelry making. Compliment, contrast or go monotone. It’s up to you! Be on the lookout for our updated 2014 Fashion Color Charts to help you match colors that are going to be hot this season!