December 12, 2012

Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements

It's not often that I work with Swarovski crystals or pearls, so when the opportunity presents itself, I tend to hop on board! I was recently contacted by a Media rep for Swarovski Elements asking if I'd like to participate in a blog giveaway to help them get the word out about their new line of Create Your Style Swarovski Elements kits. Not only that, but they are launching a pretty cool and FREE app called Color Carousel. The app helps you pick out color combinations using their crystals and pearl colors. It's available for iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Tablet

They also sent me a kit to play with so I created this necklace using some pretty pearls, and Crystals and metal accent beads. I followed the instructions pretty exactly but you could always play around and craft your own stylish piece using the beads they provide you.


The kits come with everything you need, right down to the wire and crimps! All I needed to complete my project was a some crimping pliers and flush cutters.  The instructions are very nicely illustrated in color so you know what bead goes where. There are also some illustrations on how to crimp the ends, and open and close jump rings. This particular kit also came with some chunky nuggets of Mexican Opal, and some metal accent beads.


Love this particular color palette, as it's soft and feminine and perfect for this holiday season!  Coordinating pearls and crystals in Maroon, Grey, Cream, and Peach... very pretty!


Be sure to check out the Create Your Style facebook page as they are always showing new products, and having fun giveaways there.


And if you are feeling particularly sassy, why not check out their Pinterest contest!!  All you have to do is create your own Pinterest board of at least five pictures of what you see the Colorful world to be. Tag your pinned images with #colorfulworld.  Once your board is created, go to their Sample Board, leave a comment on one of their photos, with a link to your board, and you're ENTERED!
The contest is open to enter until January 6th 2013.

This is the board I created. I am always seeing such inspiring images on Pinterest. It was so easy create a board and I can use this board for my own jewelry inspiration even after the contest is over!

ONE MORE THING!
A giveaway!! I have one of their Create Your Style beading kits to give away to one lucky blog reader! Leave a comment on this post and I will randomly pick a winner on Thursday morning. Yep, that's tomorrow. You won't have long to wait! Be sure to check back so you know if you've won!



35 comments:

  1. Wow! First to post! I love your blog!

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  2. Tossing my name in too! I don't do a lot with crystals either, do I'd love to try this! :)

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  3. Love your blog and all the jewelry that you make! I would love to win this kit

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  4. Such a pretty necklace

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  5. What a great idea for someone like me who loves the idea of making jewelry but doesn't know where to start!

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  6. Love the natural cut stones with the pearls and crystals, makes a great necklace for daytime!

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  7. What a nice new concept for someone who wants to make their own jewelry but may not have the imagination to do it. It would be fun to design kits for them!

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  8. Nice colors in that give-away kit!

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  9. What a great idea; I don't use crystals much, although I incorporated some in my wine charms recently to add holiday sparkle. Thanks for the chance to win a kit.

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  10. I would LOVE to win this!

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  11. Thanx lorelei for a chance to win this great kit. I use swarovski elements often.

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  12. Thanks Lorelei for the chance to win!! And on another note, it is always inspirational to watch someone following their heart and passion in what they do. Cannot wait to see what you are doing next!!

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  13. I love crystals and pearls and they look amazing with the opal chips. That kit looks amazing and I would love a chance to win one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Beautiful! I would so love to win a kit! I love sparkly things...

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  15. Pretty necklace, and I like your Pinterest board! I will have to give their contest a go. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  16. what a beautiful kit! The finished necklace look amazing!!

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  17. Lorelei, I love working with Swarovski - both the crystals and the pearls & I love what you created. It's a fantastic giveaway, too.

    T

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  18. Count me in. I love the beautiful colors and the smooth finishes on all their products.

    Lisa

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  19. I love Swarovski crystals! That is a nice necklace kit. I would love to win it!
    Karen

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  20. Count me in... love the oranges with the gold.
    Ann
    mycriticaleye.com

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  21. Would love to win! I love working with crystals.

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  22. Would love to play with more crystals!
    Working on some custom orders right now that will include them - yum....

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  23. Thank you for the chance to win this kit.

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  24. I love working with Swarovski!

    Thanks for the give away,
    Alesha Kay

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  26. I use Swarovski crystals in my hand knotted pearl and gemstone station necklaces - LOVE THEM!

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  27. As always, thanks so much for your generosity.

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  28. Beautiful... I have some crystals, but I don't use them much.

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  29. Beautiful work. I can't keep my hands out of the crystals. lol, Mel

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  30. Count me in. I've used Swarovski a lot and like it. I made a beautiful necklace with their pearls.
    Inge von Roos

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  31. This would be a wonderful Mom/Daghter project. I'd love to take it on. Thanks for offering this!

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  32. I would love to win this awesome bead kit! The colors are beautiful! Pretty please count me in! Thanks!

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