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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held Lastnight at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the festivities, which honored the best films of 2010.  This year has proven to be no different when it came to sparkly embellishing with Swarovski Crystal!

Natalie Portman - Oscar 2011
Natalie Portman showed off her baby bump in an off-the-shoulder, empire-waisted violet Rodarte with Swarovski crystal beading, Jimmy Choo heels, a Roger Vivier clutch, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.


Shaun+Robinson in 83rd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Access Hollywood hostess Shaun Robinson was guaranteed to shine on the red carpet at the 83rd annual Academy Awards in cobalt gown paired this dazzling Swarovski crystal clutch.

Shaun is, of course, a co-anchor and correspondent for ‘Access Hollywood’ and ‘TV One Access,’ as well as author of the book Exactly As I Am.


Tiny Teapot Jewelry is THE world’s leading source for Sterling Silver miniature teapot themed jewelry as featured in Tea Time Magazine, the World Tea Expo and many of the world’s best loved tearooms.

For more than 15 years they have excelled in providing the most beautiful and comprehensive collection of superior quality bead based Tiny Teapot jewelry available anywhere. Choose from hundreds of items such as necklaces,charms, earrings, bracelets and pins.

Tiny Teapots are made from Swarovski crystals and pearls, Vintage Venetian, Czech and Chinese lampwork beads, sterling silver, Chinese porcelain and other rare beads.

Tiny Teapots are our contemporary revival of a charming British tradition. Generations of British ladies adorned their charm bracelets with colorful miniature teapots, symbols of that most beloved of all British traditions, Tea Time. These delightful teapot charms were worn with pride and later became treasured heirlooms.

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This new CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS instruction project guide is a compilation of small mini projects celebrating St. Patricks Day.

Most of the projects are very easy to do yourself and are featuring the very popular SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 5328 Bicone beads and the New 5752 Clover Bead.

Get Your St. Patricks Day CYS guide HERE!

To view other Create Your Style Instruction and Inspirational Guide CLICK HERE!


American Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez chose the Goa Clutch from the Daniel Swarovski Collection for her appearance at the 53rd Grammy Awards lat night.  It matched her dress and shoes parfectly!


Do-It-Yourself and by adding SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Flat Backs to some plain silver shoes and a clutch for the same look!

Merchants Overseas is pleased to introduce the NEW 2058 XILION ENHANCED ROSE ENHANCED Flat Back No Hotifx – Article #2058

…specifically designed for increased crystal refraction & stunning brilliance under performance or stage lighting!!

• Dance • Gymnastics • Cheerleading • Skating •Theatre • Beauty Pageants

The introduction of this new complex 2058 XILION Rose Enhanced cut clearly differentiates SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS from all competitors and strengthens its trusted position as the innovation leader.

The 2058 XILION Rose Enhanced cut is a significant step – and with this upgrade, the existing Article 2028 XILION Rose will eventually be replaced by the New Article 2058 XILION Enhanced Rose.

Key Advantages

* Enhanced Brilliance
* Improved Table Size
* More Intense Colors Through New Geometry
* Increased Luminosity of a Multi-Layered Cut

Important Features

* Copyright Protected
* Familiar Premium Packaging
* Same Application as Article 2028
* Same Pricing as Article 2028

Guaranteed Distinctive Features

* Perfect Geometry and Highest Precision Cut
* Harmonious and Brilliant Design
* Comprehensive Variety of Colors and Effects
– from (A) Air Blue Opal to (W) White Opal
* Extensive Size Assortment – ss05, ss06, ss07, ss08, ss09, ss10, ss12, ss14, ss16, ss20, ss30, ss34, ss40, ss48
* Lowest Rejection Rates in the Industry

Beginning in February 2011, there will be a seamless transition period to the new Article 2058.

As Swarovski’s Article 2028 inventory depletes, Merchants Overseas will automatically adjust and ship your open orders with the new Article 2058.

Download your Order Form HERE



Merchants Overseas is back from the To BEAD True Blue Show!  The show took  place at the Doubletree Reid Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona – January 30 – February 4.


This year Merchants Overseas together with, sponsored ‘Sparkling Make & Take’ projects at the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS exhibit, where anyone could sign up to make stunning creations with their favorite crystals and actually take them home!

The event was a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone who participated!

The Special Event Show 2011 was a great success!  We met were able to connect with over 300 event professionals right at our booth and many of the other exhibitors who creatively used Crystals in their display.

For those who don’t know The Special Event Show is the largest gathering of event professionals in the world! Merchants Overseas was there this year showcasing the many ways you can add sparkly ‘bling’ to dress up any corporate meeting, personal function or bridal special event.

The Exhibit ran January 26-27-28, at the Phoenix Convention Center and we were in Booth 1312. (Next to all the Pink Flamingos!)

Our booth visitors loved the Beadelle(R) Crystal Buckles, the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Flat Backs, Transfers and Banding!


Check out these pictures from the rest of show:

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