Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Costa Rica

Swarovski’s Crystals Around the World program is taking you around the world from the comfort of your own home through beautiful crystal colors inspired by each location. So far on this 6-month journey, you’ve been inspired by Austria, Ireland, India, and Africa. This month’s inspiration is Costa Rica – a tropical paradise full of sparkling color and exciting adventures.

Rose Peach, Light Turquoise, and Peridot are this month’s featured crystal colors, inspired by endless green jungle, vibrant ocean waters, and the pink sunsets of Costa Rica. Swarovski is offering two inspirational projects inspired by this exotic locale to delight you this month. Learn how to make a beachy bracelet and cute shell earrings right here. Then, see what jewelry our designers came up with for even more armchair travel to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Earrings

Supplies needed:

Instructions:

Step 1:  Using one head pin slide on one 2mm pearl, one 3mm pearl and one 4mm pearl and make a   simple loop.  Repeat 3 more times and set aside.

Step 2:  Using one head pin slide on one 2mm pearl, and one 3mm pearl and make a simple loop.  Repeat 1 more time and set aside.

Step 3:  To make the earring take one head pin and slide on one 2mm pearl, one 4mm 5000 Rose Peach bead, and one 2mm pearl.  Make a simple loop.  Attach one drop made in Step 2.  Now attach this to one eye pin.  Slide on one 3mm pearl, one 6mm 5328 Peridot bead, and one 3mm pearl.  Make a simple loop.  Attach one drop made in Step 1. Now attach this to one eye pin.  Slide on one 4mm pearl, one 8mm 5040 Lt Turquoise bead, one 4mm pearl and make a simple loop.  Attach one drop made in Step 1. Now attach this to one eye pin.  Slide on one Scallop Bead and make a simple loop to close.  Attach one ear wire.

Step 4:  Repeat Step 3 to make second earring.

Costa Rica Bracelet

Supplies needed:

Instructions:

Step 1:  Using the Cable chain, open one end and attach one end of the toggle and repeat for the other end.

Step 2:  Cut the wire into sixteen 1” pieces and set aside.

Step 3:  Attach one jump ring on each sea life charm and set aside.  For the shell bead slide it onto one head pin and make a simple loop and set aside.

Step 4:  To create the pearl and crystal drops.

  • Using one head pin slide on one 4mm pearl and make a simple loop. Using one piece of wire make a simple loop and slide on 8mm 5040 Lt Turquoise bead and make a simple loop and attach the pearl drop.  Repeat 5 more times and set aside.
  • Using one head pin slide on one 8mm pearl and make a simple loop. Using one piece of wire make a simple loop and slide on 6mm 5328 Peridot bead and make a simple loop and attach the pearl drop.  Repeat 4 more times and set aside.
  • Using one head pin slide on one 8mm 5000 Lt. Turquoise bead and make a simple loop. Repeat 14 more times and set aside.
  • Using one head pin slide on one 6mm 5328 Peridot bead and make a simple loop. Repeat 5 more times and set aside.
  • Using one head pin slide on one 6mm pearl and make a simple loop. Repeat 14 more times and set aside.
  • Using one piece of wire make a simple loop and slide on 6mm pearl and make a simple loop and attach one Xilion Rose Peach pendant. Repeat 4 more times and set aside.
  • Using jump rings attach to one Xilion Rose Peach pendant. Repeat 4 more times and set aside

Step 5:  To create charm bracelet use all components made in Steps 3-4 and attach to the chain made in Step 1

More Inspiration

Want more jewelry inspired by Costa Rica? Our Chief Jewelry Designer Cynthia Kimura created a necklace and earrings that are full of fun and will have you thinking of Costa Rica while you wear them.

Both of these pieces are available in our Design Studio with free instructions and a supplies list. Find the Costa Rica Sunset Necklace here. Then, learn how to make the Beach Jewels Earrings here.

Will you be creating jewelry with these Costa Rica colors? Let us know in the comments below or tell us what destination you’d like to see next!

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    • Dee Peterson
    • August 23, 2020
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    Beautiful colors made into beautiful jewelry. They remind me of my trip to the tropics a few years ago.

    • JewelryMaker1
    • September 17, 2020
    Reply

    Great tutorials on how to use Swarovski crystals from around the world.

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