Swarovski Crystals Around the World – Grand Canyon

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. The last location we are visiting is a natural wonder of America – The Grand Canyon. Discover beautiful crystal colors inspired by this location and beautiful jewelry to spark your creativity.

Crystal Copper, Montana, and Smoked Topaz are this month’s featured colors, inspired by the dusty red rock hues and the endless sky above the Grand Canyon. Swarovski is offering two inspiration projects inspired by this rugged terrain. Learn how to make these earrings and a fun leather bracelet cuff right here.

Grand Canyon Earrings

Grand Canyon Earrings - Swarovski

Supplies needed:

Instructions:

Step 1: Using alcohol wipes clean all off the drop settings and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Using one Chaton fancy stone glue into matching finding. Repeat 3 more times and set aside to dry for 24 hours.
Step 3: Using med oval jump ring attach to 12mm chaton finding made in Step 2: Repeat once and set aside.
Step 4: Using one eye pin attach to the 18mm chaton finding made in Step 2. Slide on one 8mm Montana round bead, one 6mm Crystal Copper bicone bead, one 12mm chaton component made in step 3, one 6mm Montana bicone bead, one 4mm Smoked Topaz bicone bead, and make a simple loop.
Step 5: Using one Blank Ear Wire slide on one 4mm Crystal Copper bicone bead and make a simple loop. Attach to component made in Step 4.
Step 6: Repeat Steps 4-5 to make second earring.

Grand Canyon Bracelet

Grand Canyon Bracelet - Swarovski

Supplies needed:

Instructions:

Step 1: Find the center of one side of the leather edge and punch a small hole ~6mm from the edge. Move 2.5 inches to the left and punch in another hole ~6mm from the edge and repeat for the right side.
Step 2: Slide onto (1) eyelet (1) micro washer placing the component into one of the holes punched in step 1. Note: make sure the washer is on the right side of the leather. Using a hammer, tap from the wrong side the eyelet in place. Repeat for the second and third hole.
Step 3: Using the 5 Rivoli(s) 14mm in Montana and Smoked Topaz, place them into the settings on the wide leather bracelet. Please see picture for color placement.
Step 4: Thread the FireLine through a beading needle, matching the two tails evenly. Make an overhand knot at the end of the tail. From the wrong side next to the eyelet, insert the needle through the leather sideways without going through to the right side. Do this a couple of times to make sure the thread is snug. Pull the needle through the eyelet hole from the wrong to the right side.
Step 5: String on all of the 4mm bicones in the following order: 5 Smoked Topaz, 3 Crystal Copper, 1 Montana. Repeat 5 more times. Ending with 4 Smoked Topaz and 2 Crystal Copper.
Keeping the crystals without spaces on the thread wind around the Rivoli settings as shown in the picture. Pull the needle through the eyelet from the right side to the wrong side. Secure the thread close to the eyelet hole only visible from the wrong side.
Step 6: Take the needle back through the eyelet and into the crystals. Every 5 or 6 crystals, tack down the crystal loop into place using a slip stitch. Continue around the waves until you reach the opposite eyelet. Take the thread through the eyelet to the wrong side and secure the thread. Note: Perform this step without too much tension on the thread.
Step 7: Attach 1 large oval jump ring through the middle eyelet. Attach 1 large round jump ring to the oval one. Attach the remaining 3 small jump rings to the baguette pendant and the 2 princess cut pendants. Before closing the rings, attach each drop to the large round jump ring.

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    • Anne Hilliard
    • September 17, 2020
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    I just love some of the new colors and shapes

    • Sandra Dufoe
    • September 18, 2020
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    So many beautiful beads amazing.

    • Theresa C.
    • September 18, 2020
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    Stunning colour combinations! Love the “Crystals Around the World” idea!

    • Dee Peterson
    • September 19, 2020
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    Love the colors!! Gonna have to order some.

    • Debbie S.
    • September 20, 2020
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    These are beyond beautiful. I’m glad to find this blog!

    • Patrick Macalalad
    • September 21, 2020
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    Excellent.

    • Andi R.
    • September 21, 2020
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    I’ve always loved Topaz, but Montana is my fave out of this group. That iridescent blue/grey is so beautiful and calming. I think the emerald cut is my favorite piece.

    • Piroska
    • September 21, 2020
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    These are absolutely gorgeous!

    • Richard Hicks
    • September 24, 2020
    Reply

    I love the unique colors.

    • Frank Stuart
    • September 27, 2020
    Reply

    Love the great ideas and designs in the blog

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