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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!

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

This necklace is a fun and easy way to showcase all of the new items from the recent Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Innovations!  In this necklace you will find:

New Light Gold Pearls

The New 6128 Xilion Mini Pear Pendants in Crystal Silver Night

The New 5752 Clover Bead in Sunflower

The 5000 round bead in Crystal Silver Night

The 5556 Galactic Bead in Crystal Silver Night

and some popular 5328 bicone beads in Crystal AB to break things up!

You can follow the patter below or make it your own!

To request a brochure of the new Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Innovations contact a Sales Associate at 800-333-4144 or email us at sales@merchantsoverseas.com

When it comes to adding a special sparkle to something, flat backs are a very popular selling product from our SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Collection. They are available in a variety of colors, shapes and cuts.

With 12 distinct facets the Xilion Flat backs are the most brilliant flat back rhinestones on the market right now and Merchants Overseas always carries a large stock.  A new and growing trend we are seeing is an interest in the very large sizes like the ss40s. As the #1 US distributor of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, we have the opportunity to offer our customers this hard-to-find size in the most beautiful and popular colors

When it comes to SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Flat backs, there are 2 important options to consider.  Hot fix or No Hot fix? That is the question! And this decision depends on what exactly you are crystallizing.

Flat Backs No Hotfix are loose crystal elements with a flat reverse side. Flat Backs NoHF are easy to apply to a variety of carrier materials using standard one-or two component glues.

Flat Backs Hotfix (HF) are loose crystal elements with a flat reverse side that has been pre-coated with a heat sensitive glue. Flat Backs HF can be easily applied by heat to a range of textile carrier materials and produce a durable and long lasting crystal effect.

This new CYS instruction guide utilizes some very unique shapes and colors.  Even though it is a piece of jewelry, this bracelet is actually creatively made with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Sew-on Stones and Fancy Stones.


Made With:

3240 Square Sew-on Stone – 16 mm in Crystal Volcano

4437 – 14 mm in Crystal Bermuda Blue

3250 Rectangle Sew-on Stone- 18×13 mm in Crystal Tabac

3257 Divine Rock Sew-on Stone – 19×13 mm in Montana

3257 Divine Rock Sew-on Stone- 19×13 mm in Topaz

3270 Triangle Sew-on Stone –  22 mm in Crystal Tabac

3270 Triangle Sew-on Stone –  22 mm in Crystal Volcano

And a 5000 Round Bead – 4 mm in Fuchsia as a little touch at the very end!

To View The CYS Color of The Sea Bracelet DIY Instruction Guide CLICK HERE

Interested in any of the products mentioned above?

Contact one of our Sales Associates for Details at 800-333-4144!


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