Spend the Holidays with Swarovski – October Inspiration Projects

This holiday season, Swarovski is offering sparkling inspiration with their Spend the Holidays with Swarovski program. Each month, you’ll be inspired by festive Swarovski crystal colors and fun jewelry-making projects. This month, we’re focusing on Halloween and fall-themed style. Take a look at these inspirational jewelry projects from Swarovski and then find out how you can win Swarovski crystals in festive colors during our giveaway.

Fiery Skull Drop Necklace

Swarovski crystals:
Qty 3 5750 Swarovski 19mm Skull Bead in Crystal Red Magma
Qty 6 5328 Swarovski 3mm Bicone in Jet
Qty 8 Swarovski Sew On Stones 3254 20mm in Jet
Qty 7 Swarovski Sew On Stones 3254 30mm in Jet
Other Supplies:
Qty 42 6mm black round jump rings
Qty 3 4mm black oval jump rings
Qty 3 24 gauge 2” headpins
Qty 1 Large Classic Hook TierraCast
Instructions:
Step 1: Using one head pin slide on one 3mm 5328 jet bead, one 5750 19mm crystal red magma skull bead and then one 5328 3mm jet bead. Wire wrap to close. Using one 4mm oval jump ring attach skull to 3254 30x14mm Diamond Leaf Sew On jet and set aside. Repeat these 2 more times.
Step 2: Attach three 6mm jump rings to create a chain. Using last jump ring attach to one end of 3254 30mm Diamond Leaf Sew On jet. Add three 6mm jump rings to other end of sew on. Using last jump ring attach to one end of 3254 20mm Diamond Leaf Sew On stone. Repeat this process adding the diamond leaf sew on stones in the following order (lg, sm, sm, sm, sm, sm, sm, lg, sm, lg). Add 3 more jump rings and the large classic hook.
Step 3: Find the center of the necklace and using one 6mm jump ring attach one of the components from Step 1. Moving up two links to the right attach a second component and finally moving two links to the left of center add the third component.

Candy Corn Earrings

Swarovski crystals:
Qty 8 5328 Swarovski 4mm Bicone in White Alabaster
Qty 24 5328 Swarovski 4mm Bicone in Hyacinth
Qty 26 5328 Swarovski 4mm Bicone in Sunflower
Other Supplies:
Qty 1 Pair blank ear wires TierraCast
Qty 3’ 26-gauge silver Artistic Wire
Instructions:
Step 1: Cut wire into two equal pieces 18” long.
Step 2: Load onto one piece of wire 13 Swarovski XILION Beads art. 5328 4 mm Sunflower. Moving 6 Beads off to one side and keeping the 7 remaining Beads in the center of the wire, take the wire exiting from the 6 Beads
and string the wire through all 7 Beads. (Note: the wire tails should be exiting in opposite directions from the 7 Beads. The 6 Beads should be sitting on top of and in between the 7 Beads art. 5328 Sunflower. It is important to keep tension on the wire when weaving.)
Step 3: String onto one of the wire sides, 5 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth. Take the wire from the side with no Beads and string the wire through the 5 Beads. (Note: the wire tails should be exiting in opposite directions from the
5 Beads art. 5328 Hyacinth and the 5 Beads should be sitting on top and in between the 6 Beads art. 5328 Sunflower from the previous step.)
Step 4: Repeat step 3 using 4 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 using 3 Beads art. 5328 4 mm Hyacinth.
Step 6: Repeat step 5 using 2 Beads art. 5328 4 mm White Alabaster.
Step 7: Repeat step 6 using one Bead art. 5328 4 mm White Alabaster.
(You can exchange Tangerine for Hyacinth if preferred or Light Topaz for Sunflower)

Skull Drops

Swarovski crystals:
Qty 4 Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810 4mm in Crystal Neon Orange
Qty 2 Swarovski Pave Beads 86001 8mm in Jet
Supplies:
Qty 2 Scary Skull Buttons TierraCast
Qty 2 2” head pins
Qty 2 2” eye pins
Qty 1 pair ear wires
Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue
Alcohol wipes
Instructions:
Step 1: Using one head pin slide on one pave ball and one pearl. Leaving ¼” of space on the head pin make a simple loop. Attach this to the bottom of the button shank where it will swing freely.
Step 2: Using one eye pin slide on one pearl. Leaving ¼” of space on the eye pin make a simple loop. Attach the ear wire to one end. Attach the other end of the eye pin to the top half of the button shank. Slide the pearl up to the top of the ear wire. Using the alcohol wipe clean the back of the button. Using a small drop of two-part epoxy placed on the back of the button above the shank to hold the eye pin in place. Set aside.
Step 3: Repeat Steps 1-2 for second earring.

Wicked Witch of the West Earrings

Swarovski crystals:
Qty 2 Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810 12mm in Crystal Iridescent Green
Qty 2 Swarovski Beads 5540 12mm in Jet
Qty 2 Swarovski Beads 5328 4mm in Jet
Qty 2 Swarovski Sew On Stones 3700 12mm in Crystal Vitrail Medium
Other Supplies:
Qty 1 pair ear wires
Qty 2 2” headpins
Instructions:
Step 1: Using one head pin, slide on one pearl, one sew on (coated side up), one artemis bead, and one bicone. Make a simple loop and add ear wire.
Step 2: Repeat Step 1 to make second earring.

Skull Ring

Swarovski crystals:
Qty 1 Flatback No Hot Fix 2856 18x14mm Crystal Light Chrome
Other Supplies:
Qty 1 Ring base
Swarovski crystal two-part epoxy glue
Alcohol wipes
Instructions:
Step 1: Using the alcohol wipe, clean the ring base.
Step 2: Mix the two-part epoxy and glue the skull flat back to the ring base. Set aside to dry for at least 24 hours.

Falling Leaves Necklace and Earring

Swarovski Leaf Jewelry

Swarovski crystals for Necklace:
Qty 11 Swarovski Beads 5328 6mm in Crystal Golden Shadow
Qty 11 Swarovski Beads 5040 8mm in Crystal Golden Shadow
Qty 3 Swarovski Pendants 6735 26mm in Crystal Golden Shadow (try Crystal AB)
Other Necklace Supplies:
Qty 3 Vintaj Woodland Leaf Charm
Qty 2 Vintaj Teensie Nouveau Leaf Charm
Qty 2 Vintaj Prairie Leaf Charm
Qty 2 Vintaj Classic Nouveau Leaf Charm
Qty 1 Vintaj Learning Owl (try this copper owl charm)
Qty 1 Vintaj 21x9mm Swirl Clasp Set (try this clasp set)
Qty 18 Inches Vintaj 3.5×4.2mm Cable Chain
Qty 1 Vintaj Fanned Boho Filigree
Qty 3 10mm jump rings
Qty 8 Vintaj 6mm Rib Cable jump Ring
Qty 3 2″ Eye Pins
Qty 8 2″ Head Pins
Necklace Instructions:
Step 1: Using (1) rib cable jump ring attach to the 6 small leaves listed above. Set aside.
Step 2: Attach (1) each rib cable jump ring to the1st and 11th loop on the Fanned Boho Filigree.
Step 3: In the 2nd and 10th loop on the Boho Filigree, attach (1) each Classic Nouveau leaf charm.
Step 4: In the 4th and 6th loop on the Boho Filigree, attach (1) each Teensie Nouveau leaf charm.
Step 5: In the 5th and 7th loop on the Boho Filigree, attach (1) each Prairie leaf charm.
Step 6: Attach (1) 10mm jump ring to the Woodland leaf charm. While the jump ring is open, attach (1) article 6735 Crystal Golden Shadow leaf on top of the Woodland charm. Close jump ring. Repeat twice more.
Step 7: Using (1) eye pin, slip on (1) 8mm 5040 Crystal Golden Shadow and (1) 6mm 5328 Crystal Golden Shadow. Close with a loop. Repeat twice more.
Step 8: Open the jump ring from step 6 and attach to the loop at the bottom of the 8mm 5040 from step 7. Repeat twice more.
Step 9: Using the components made in step 8, attach the loop at the top of the 6mm 5328 to loop #3, 6, and 9.
Step 10: Using (1) head pin, slip on (1) 8mm 5040 Crystal Golden Shadow and (1) 6mm 5328 Crystal Golden Shadow and turn a loop at the end. Repeat 7 times. Set aside.
Step 11: Cut two equal pieces of chain 9 inches each (or desired length). Attach (1) piece of cable chain to the jump ring on the Boho Filigree in position #1 and #11.
Step 12: Using the components made in step 10, attach (1) to the very first link on the cable chain next to the rib cable jump ring. Add (3) more components to the chain skipping every other link. After the
fourth component is added, skip three links and attach the learning owl using the top link of the charm.
Step 13: Repeat for the second side using the last four components from step 10. A learning owl is not attached on this side.
Step 14: Adjust the length of chain if necessary. Attach the swirl clasp to the end links of each side.
Swarovski crystals for Earrings:
Qty 2 Swarovski Beads 5328 6mm Crystal Golden Shadow
Qty 2 Swarovski Beads 5040 8mm Crystal Golden Shadow
Qty 2 Swarovski Pendants 6735 26mm Crystal Golden Shadow (try Crystal AB)
Other Supplies:
Qty 2 Vintaj Woodland Leaf Charm
Qty 2 10mm jump rings
Qty 2 2″ Eye pins
2 Ear wires
Earrings Instructions:
Step 1: Attach (1) 10mm jump ring to the Woodland leaf charm. While the jump ring is open attach (1) article 6735 Crystal Golden Shadow leaf on top of the Woodland charm. Close jump ring. Repeat once more.
Step 2: Using (1) eye pin, slip on (1) 8mm5040 Crystal Golden Shadow and (1) 6mm 5328 Crystal Golden Shadow. Close with a loop. Repeat once more.
Step 3: Open the jump ring from step 1 and attach to the eye pin loop at the bottom of the 8mm 5040 from step 2. Repeat once more.
Step4: Attach (1) ear wire to the top loop made above the 5328 6mm crystal.

Crystal Harvest Bracelet

Swarovski Fall Bracelet

Swarovski crystals:
Qty 3 Swarovski Beads 5000 8mm Olivine
Qty 6 Swarovski Beads 5000 8mm Topaz
Qty 6 Swarovski Beads 5000 8mm Crystal Copper
Other Supplies:
Qty 1 Leather Strap Avocado TierraCast (try Cocoa)
Qty 7 6.35mm Micro Washer TierraCast
Qty 2 5.3mm Eyelet TierraCast
Qty 1 E Hook TierraCast
Qty 4 Birch Leaf Charm TierraCast
Qty 4 Ivy Leaf Charm TierraCast
Qty 1 Violet Leaf Charm TierraCast
Qty 2 Ginkgo Leaf Charm TierraCast
Qty 11 6mm jump rings
Qty 5 2″ copper head pins
Qty 15 inches 20 gauge copper Artistic Wire
Instructions:
Step 1: Take the leather strap, fold in half and mark off the center. Using a leather hole punch, punch a hole at the center mark. From the center hole, mark two more holes to the left and to the right of the center mark, spacing the holes 20mm apart. Punch the holes for a total of 5 holes.
Step 2: On top of the first hole place (1) micro washer and insert (1) Eyelet. Rivet the eyelet in place. Repeat for the remaining 4 holes.
Step 3: Using (1) head pin, insert the head pin from the wrong side to the right. Create a simple loop (about 5-6mm) sitting on top of the eyelet. The size of the loop accommodates all the charm. Repeat 4 times.
Step 4: Using the 6mm jump rings, add (1) jump ring to each leaf charm and set aside.
Step 5: Using the 20g wire cut 15 (1) inch pieces. Turn a loop at the bottom of each wire.
Step 6: Using the wire pieces from step 5, string on one 8mm 5000 crystal and turn a simple loop. Repeat for the 14 remaining crystals.
Step 7: Determine the finished length of your bracelet. Add 3/4″ to each side. Example: If your finished length is 7″ from the center hole cut one side of the leather to 4.25″. Repeat for the other side. Note: The 3rd hole (center hole) should be 4.25″ from the end of the leather.
Step 8: Turn one side of the leather 3/4″ under and punch a hole 6mm from the cut end of the leather. Slip the leather through the opening of the E-hook. From the right side of the leather, on top of the hole, place (1) micro washer and insert (1) eyelet and rivet in place.
Step 9: Turn the second side of the leather 3/4″ under and punch a hole 6mm from the cut end of the leather. Slip the leather through the opening of the E-hook. From the right side of the leather, on top of the hole, place (1) micro washer and insert (1) eyelet and rivet in place.
Step 10: Lay out the charms in the order you want to attach them to each loop. The sample shows the large leaf in the center loop with the smaller ones spread out. Do the same with the 8mm 5000 crystals. The order of the crystals on the sample are 3 crystal copper, 3 topaz, 3 olivine, 3 topaz and 3 crystal copper.

Darkness of the Day of the Dead Bracelet

Swarovski Day of the Dead Bracelet


Swarovski crystals:
Qty 50 Swarovski Crystal Pearls 5810 8mm Crystal Mystic Black
Other Supplies:
Qty 1 Catrina Charm TierraCast
Qty 1 Guitaro Charm TierraCast
Qty 1 Sugar Skull Charm TierraCast
Qty 1 Skull Charm TierraCast
Qty 4 4mm jump rings
Qty 2 ½ rings of memory wire
Instructions:
Step 1: Using the memory wire take one end and using a round nose plier roll back the end creating a closed loop.
Step 2: Slide on 50 pearls. Trim the end to 3/4″ left. Using a round nose plier, roll back the end creating a closed loop.
Step 3: Add a jump ring to each of the charms. Attach two charms to either end of the bracelet.

Enter Our Giveaway

Swarovski Giveaway

We hope these jewelry ideas inspire you to create something festive for the season! Enter our giveaway and you would win Swarovski crystals in fall colors along with some beautiful matching items. Learn more and enter here.

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    • Claudia
    • October 1, 2020
    Reply

    Always ideas here. Scrolling through the various inventory lists always gets my creative juices flowing.

    • Cryss Patten
    • October 2, 2020
    Reply

    Love the necklaces and really love the Day of the Dead bracelet.

    • Kyla
    • October 5, 2020
    Reply

    Lots of great inspirational ideas, thank you!

    • Michele
    • October 5, 2020
    Reply

    Love the skulls.

    • Wanda B
    • October 7, 2020
    Reply

    The Falling Leaves Necklace and Earrings …. How beautiful !!!!!

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