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Valentines Day Hair Pin Design Project

DO IT YOURSELF WITH This Create Your Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Design and Instruction Project featuring the 28mm 4827 Heart Shaped Fancy Stone in Fuchsia.

CLICK HERE for your free instruction guide!

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Merchants Overseas will have 4 FREE booth demonstrations by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Create Your Style Ambassadors

Stephanie Dixon and Debbi Simon! 

Stop by booth #533 to learn new techniques and designs!

PROJECT #1 – Say “I DO” to Crystal!

Friday 6/10 2:00pm & Saturday 6/11 2:00pm

by Stephanie Dixon

“Every bride shines on her wedding day, but how would you like to sparkle? Join CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador Stephanie Dixon as she shows you how to raise the Bling factor for your special day. Watch as The Dixon Chick creates crystal bouquet embellishments and hair fascinators using Merchants Overseas’ Crystal Pavé Beads from their Beadelle Collection.”

 

Project #2 – New Designs with Beadelle!

Saturday 6/11 12:00pm & Sunday 6/12 2:00pm

by Debbi Simon

Learning to Design with Beadlelle:

Using simple wire techniques to add a bit of ‘pave’ elegance.
Debbi Simon is an award winning designer, teacher and author, working creatively since 1993.  Her original jewelry designs have been published in national and international magazines and numerous books.  Her first book “Crystal Chic” was released in December 2008.  She is a CREATE YOUR STYLE – SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador and currently teaches workshops nationally using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS.

 

Summer Holiday Design Project

CHAIN MAIL RING

This Create Your Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Instruction Guide features the unique chain link technique as a ring! With the combination of Air Blue Opal beads, Light Sapphire pendants and Platinum pearls you’ll be ready for those summer nights out!

Get your FREE CYS Summer Instruction Guide below:

http://www.MerchantsOverseas.com/public_download/CYS-Summer-Chainmail-Ring-MO.pdf

Merchants Overseas is exhibiting at the Bead & Button Show  2011

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 9-12! 

Come visit us to see what’s new in the world of Swarovski Elements and The Beadelle Collection!  Stop by for an in-booth demonstration with CREATE YOUR STYLE Ambassadors Stephanie Dixon and Debbi Simon!


Visit Merchants Overseas for the all NEW Instruction and Design Guide for Mother’s Day!

Featuring the ‘Dazzling Hearts’ Bracelet with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!

Dazzling Hearts Bracelet with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS

Don’t forget to visit the Create-Your-Style with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS section of the website for many more design and inspiration guides!

Looking for a fun project that involves no dangerous knife cutting or fire safety precautions?  Try making a high “fancy” Jack-o-lantern with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!

This pumpkin was crystallized with 2028 Flat backs no hot fix in 16ss Jet for a traditional Jack-o-Lantern look.  To add some crystal bling, 2 2028 Flatbacks no hotifx in 20ss Crystal were added to the eyes and pretty bow at the top!

Materials Needed:

  • 360 pieces of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 2028 Flat Backs No Hot Fix (colors and size of choice)
  • 2-part epoxy glue that dries on clear
  • Tooth Picks or Q-Tips
  • Tweezers

Directions:

Lay the pumpkin flat on its “back” to help with applying the flat backs.

Use tweezers to pick up crystals

Use tooth pick or Q-tip to pick up small amount of glue and apply onto back of crystal

Stick flat back on and press in firmly

Let flat backs dry 1 hour


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