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Light and Shadow: New Swarovski Innovations for Fall and Winter 2018/2019

Light and shadow, nothing within the physical world can escape this duality; it is the nature of human consciousness and our planet. In order for our spiritual side to embrace this journey, we must experience the shadow side of spirit. Our daily lives are influenced by our perception of the world. The shadow has both negative and positive aspects that we must learn that we must learn from. This fall and winter season, these dueling perspectives will be brought to light. Today we present Swarovski’s new Innovations and Inspirations for Fall/Winter 2018/2019. These new Crystals interpret the times that we live in; drawing on the present, reflecting the past and envisioning the future.

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Swarovski is also debuting brand new colors to add to their ever-expanding color palette.

Introducing Swarovski’s new Crystal Color: SCARLET

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Scarlet is the latest note-worthy color; symbolizing passion and excitement with a dignified edge. This opulent shade is available through out Swarovski’s product range in a variety of shapes and sizes. Not to mention, this new Swarovski color is environmentally responsible, containing no cadmium.

Introducing Swarovski’s new Crystal Pearl Color: VELVET BROWN

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Crystal Velvet brown invokes a classic and elegant mood. With it’s luxurious feel, this Pearl is decadent with an elegant edge, reminding us to celebrate the finer things in life. With it’s vintage appeal your designs will be further enhanced with it’s sophisticated allure.

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Introducing a Line Extension of Swarovski Crystal SHIMMER EFFECT

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Inspired by Swarovski’s notable Aurora Borealis Collection, shimmer represents vibrancy and elegance to the max. This ultra brilliant Crystal coating was originally used to enliven the dance sport industry.  This subtle coating emits a rainbow of multi-colored refractions; radiating three shades of a single color. Now you can enjoy this alluring look on Pendants, Crystal Beads, Round Stones and Sew-On Stones.

Introducing All New Swarovski Crystal Pendants: GROWING CRYSTAL RECTANGLE PENDANT and the GROWING CRYSTAL RHOMBUS

Designer Iris Van Herpen combines striking and bold designs influenced by biomimetic sciences, nanotechnology and contemporary architecture. The Designer Edition Series showcases Van Herpens’ two different Crystal Pendants inspired by the powerful forces of nature.

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The first new Swarovski Designer Edition Pendant is the ‘6926’ GROWING CRYSTAL RHOMBUS PENDANT. This pendant is both brilliant and complex. The crystalline structure is filled with tiny fissures that reflect and refract the light.

The second new Swarovski Crystal Designer Edition Pendant is the ‘6925’ GROWING CRYSTAL RECTANGLE PENDANT. This unique rectangle pendant resembles a the cross section of a druse crystal, in both excellence and complexity.

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Introducing New Swarovski CRYSTAL 3-D STUDS

These eye-catching 3D Studs were created by Van Herpen and Swarovski exclusively for her runway show. Crystals sit upon metal casings that are available in three different height options. They are perfect for adding texture to any garment.

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Introducing Swarovski Crystal Flat-back Rhinestones and Sew-on Stones

Swarovski brings to life the finest precision cut crystal with cutting edge application methods. The jewel cut flat backs lavish shapes and gem like colors, make them ideal for embellishing. The new Crystal flat back shapes include: ‘2201’ Marquise Flatback, the ‘2303’ Pear Flatback and the ‘2602’ Emerald Cut Flatback.

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The new Swarovski Sew-on Stone is the ‘3272’ Trilliant Sew-on Stone

This classic gemstone has three holes and can be hand sewn or applied using any threading technique.

New Swarovski Crystal ‘4775’ Eye Fancy stone

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This symbol represents the traditional Evil Eye and is said to protect the wearer from Evil.

As Always be sure to check our website http://www.eurekacrystalbeads.com for the latest

Swarovski news and trends!

 

 

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Dancing Duo Bracelets

Hi Everyone! We’ve been promising you this tutorial and here it is! These bracelets are easy to make and fun to wear. The bracelets featured here consist of Super Duos but you can use any Czech glass bead or bead of your choice. Keep in mind that some beads are more difficult to work with. However, you will be extremely pleased with the end result! Happy Beading!

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Supplies needed: 11° SB (seed bead)

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6 lb Fireline size

size 11 or 12 beading needle

*check Super Duos to make sure both holes are open before beginning*

  1. To help learn the stitch; at the beginning of each row, I pull out 3 sead beads and 3 Super Duos. Once all 3 SB and 3 SD are used, you will know it’s the end of your row. The first two rows are difficult but after that it gets much easier. Hang in there!

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2. Begin by stringing a stop bead leaving an 8″ tail. Then string an 11° SB, SD, 11° SB, SD, 11° SB, SD. Slide down to the stop bead.

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3. Beginning row 2: Go through the empty hole of the SD that is closest to your needle.

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4a. Pick up a SB and SD and pass through the next SB of row 1. Pull to tighten.

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4b. Pass through the empty hole of the next SD and pull thread to tighten. I usually anchor row 1 beads by pressing against the mat with my finger while I pull to keep in proper order. This is the most difficult part of the whole bracelet; making sure your beads are in the right order. If your beads come off the mat, it’s easy to lose your place.

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5. Pick up a new SB and SD

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and go into the next set of beads in row 1. Starting with a seed bead

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And continuing through the empty hole of the next SD.

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6. Pick-up another SB and SD

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and go through the SB next to the stop bead (silver bead at the end).

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Row 2 is complete. This is what row 1 and 2 look like. The hardest part is over. Good Job!

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7. You are starting the 3rd row. You will repeat row 3 for the duration of the bracelet.      Go through the empty hole of the last SD used. Set out 3 SB and 3 SD.

At the beginning of the row go through the empty hole of the SD of the previous row.

 

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7c. Pick-up a SB and SD. Go through the next SB and the empty hole of the next SD in the previous row.

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7d. Pick-up SB and SD. Go through the last SB of the previous row. Pull to tighten. Row 3 is complete. Repeat this row until you achieve the desired length of the bracelet. Allow room for the clasp.

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10. Repeat row 3! Repeat! Repeat! Repeat! It get’s easier with each row. The hard part is over! The results are well worth it!

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In the beginning try Super Duos or Two hole lentils. You will be happy with the results. You can change the width of the row by adding an extra set beads in row 1. Please let us know if you have any feedback. Kits will be available soon. Send us pictures of your bracelet or submit your finished work to be featured on our website.

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Swarovski Crystal and Pantone Top Color Trends: Fall 2017

If you’re looking for unique jewelry that will make your fall fashion stand out, You’ve come to the right place. Every season Pantone creates invigorating and refreshing color palettes for men and women alike. The Autumn months are quickly approaching; the weather is changing and new Fall trends and favorites begin to appear. We have started to create jewelry projects reflecting this palette, that I’m sure will inspire and rejuvenate.

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Basics are back! However, don’t be afraid to experiment with a statement piece paired with a bold color. Warm and inviting colors such as Tawny Port, Butter Rum and Autumn Maple, exude a sense of comfort and peace. Stand out colors like Grenadine and Marina, add a little bit of drama and excitement. Following the lead of the world’s leading color experts, Here’s  a guide on how to match the latest Swarovski crystal colors with Pantone’s Fall 2017 color forecast.

Pantone Color: Grenadine

Swarovski match: Hyacinth

Described as an “attention getter”; this dynamic shade of red screams strength and self confidence.

Pantone Color: Tawny Port

Swarovski match: Siam

Tawny Port is a sophisticated darker shade of red that radiates elegance and charm.

Pantone Color: Ballet Slipper

Swarovski match: Vintage Rose

Soft and delicate, this classic color remains a favorite for fashion and jewelry designers alike.

Pantone Color: Butterum

Swarovski match: Light Smoked Topaz

Similar to shades of pink, nude and brown colors will always remain a fashion favorite.

Pantone Color: Navy Peony

Swarovski match: Dark Indigo

Unapologetically vibrant, Navy Peony is both classic and playful.

Pantone Color: Neutral Gray

Swarovski match: Greige

Always flattering and easily worn, Neutral Gray will always be a fall friendly trend.

Pantone Color: Shaded Spruce

Swarovski match: Emerald

Forge forward into fall with Shaded Spruce. Rich and lush, this velvety green is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Pantone Color: Golden Lime

Swarovski match: Olivine

Calming yet cheerful, this soothing shade combines an earthy green with a hint of yellow.

Pantone Color: Marina

Swarovski match: Capri Blue

A highly anticipated shade this fall, Marina is whimsical and bright. Certain to illuminate and intensify.

Pantone Color: Autumn Maple

Swarovski match: Topaz

Autumn Maple is the quintessential fall color. Both expressive and opulent.

 

Indulge in the Fashion of Fall. Utilize this guide and match your Swarovski crystal colors to the latest fashion color trends forecasted by Pantone. Stay tuned! Shop www.eurekacrystalbeads.com to easily find matching Swarovski Crystals.

 

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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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old and new, eternal and surreal – escape!

 

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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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Traditional Pearls Are Hip Again!

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We all know (and love!) the simple but classic elegance of a string of pearls. And what’s lovelier than getting that pearl feel and quality by using Swarovski crystal pearls?

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But take a look at runways from New York to Paris to Milan and you will find pearls paired in ways that are anything but traditional.

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Anyone who has been keeping their eye on the fashion scene would have noticed the pearl creeping back in over the last few seasons as young jewelry designers place them in unexpected places such as ear cuffs and pair them with unusual materials.

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This winter, however, you are increasingly going to be seeing the democratization of that classic pearl strand as everyday street wear. Designers are pairing this classic element with denim patches, military jackets and the sports sweaters that are so very now.

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This is a great time to dig out your old pearl necklaces or construct a new heirloom of your very own using our beautiful and versatile Swarovski crystal pearls! Adding a simple pearl necklace to your outfit is the best way to look fashionable today.

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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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Swarovski pearls necklace.

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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!

DIY Earring Inspiration

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This week earring components and more are on sale here at Eureka! Take advantage of this fantastic offer and stock up on all your earring making supplies.

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Need some inspiration? Look no further! We’ve collected some of our favorite earring examples and styles so that you can get started with your own creations!

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Bright summery chandelier earrings evoke carefree summertime.

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Emma Roberts in cool blue statement earrings.

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A selection of simple and pretty earring styles. Which is your favorite?

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This color combination is truly fantastic  and these earrings can be easily made with Czech Charlotte Cut Beads or Japanese Toho Seed Beads.

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Large statement earrings are still big for the season. Use all your large and irregular Czech beads to get the same effect.

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Beautiful and intricate bead and wire work here.

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These hoop and pearl bead earrings are also stunning and evoke wooden vines and the natural world.

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Runway styles.

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More earring ideas that will turn heads.

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Beautiful, brilliant and sparkly.

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!