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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

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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!

If you like the look of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Flat Backs but are unsure of the best way to apply them, you are not alone!


Since Flat Backs come with or without Hotfix, figuring out which to use depends on what you are applying them to.


Fabric: You can use Flat Backs With Hotfix on all Fabrics except Leather, and Swarovski guarantees they will not fall off! Wash them, Dry Clean them, swim with them, do whatever you want with no worries!


When applying Flat Backs with Hotfix:


Start off by using a “tester” piece of material to practice before attempting to make your final project.  Depending on the material, your heat temperature and applying time may vary.


When applying Flat Backs with Hotfix to fabric, we highly recommend putting a piece of Teflon paper in between your fabric and any other fabric involved, and on top of your Flat Backs design.


You can then use a household iron to heat them (Household irons usually reach 250 – 340 degrees Fahrenheit).  Hold your iron down over the design without movement.  The time you should hold your iron down is usually around 30 seconds, however varies depending on the fabric.


Note: There are specific Hotfix applicator tools and other types of irons available at your local Arts and Crafts store if you do not want to use your household iron.



When applying Flat Backs with No Hotfix:


If you are NOT using fabric for your next creative project, then we recommend using Flat Backs with No Hotfix.  Instead of Hotfix, we recommend using a Two-Part Epoxy Glue/Adhesive to secure your Flat Backs onto other materials like glass, plastic, suede or other metals.

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What’s great about the New Beadelle(TM) line, is the variety of stock we contain and their versatility.  The Pave´ beads,  Pave´ Magnetic Clasps, Rondelles and Squardelles, come with Multi-colored or Single Colored Crystal details which are great for decorating Theme Parties and Special Occasions.


In Silver or Gold Plating, from 4mm all the way up to 28mm sizes, round, oval or square shapes, these products come in popular colors like Lt. Amethyst, Lt. Colorado Topaz, Lt. Rose, Lt. Sapphire, Peridot, Emerald, Rose, Sapphire, Siam, and Topaz.

These bracelets are made with a combination of  Round and Oval Pave´beads and Rondelles, with multi-colored and single-colored crystal details.  No matter how you combine them, you can’t go wrong!

This smaller Multi-colored Pave´ Bracelet was made with:

7pcs – 7×14 Gold Multi-colored Pave´ Oval beads   (Product # 15/pb07x14GMU)

3pcs –  6mm Gold Round Pave´ Beads with AB Crystal Stones  (Product # 15/pb06GCAB)

3pcs – 8mm Gold Round Pave Beads with AB Crystal Stones  (Product # 15/pb08GCAB)

2pcs – 10mm Gold Round Pave´ Beads with AB Crystal Stones (Product # 15/pb108GCAB)

1 pc – Gold Toggle Clasp  (Product # 41/TC19017G)

4 pcs –  Gold- plated crimp beads  (Find at your local beading store)

.018 nylon coated stringing wire (Find at your local beading store)

This larger Multi-colored Pave´Bracelet was made with:

7 pcs – Gold Multi-colored Round Pave´ Beads (Product # 15/pb10GMU)

6pcs – Gold and Rose 9×13 Oval Pave´ beads (Product # 14/pb09x13GRO)

12 pcs – 8mm Gold and Crystal Rondelles (Product # 15/AORR08GCR)

1 pc –  Gold-plated Toggle Clasp  (Product # 41/TC19017G)

4pcs –   gold-plated crimp beads (Find at your local beading store)

and  .018 nylon coated stringing wire (Find at your local beading store)

For more information and product details contact your dedicated Sales Representative at 800.333.4144 or


Email us at Sales@Merchantsoverseas.com

Merchants Overseas is now offering a great selection of Partial Packs!


Whether you use CRYSTALLIZED™- Swarovski Elements for DIY projects, or you own a store or website, you can stretch your buying $ dollar and your article/size/color selections with our PARTIAL PACKS.


These packs are ¼ the quantity of standard factory packs and are available in our Top 3 Sellers!


Partial Packs are available in:

2028 flatbacks – all sizes!

2028 flatbacks with Hotfix – all sizes!

5601 cube bead ~ our #3 best selling bead

5000 round bead ~ our #2 best selling bead


5301 and 5328 Original and New Xilion bicone beads ~ our #1 best seller, and the #1 best selling article of all!

Also Available in:

6202 heart pendants and 6301 bicone pendants


Get them while they last!!

For More information on available sizes and colors email us at:


Sales@merchantsoverseas.com


or contact your Sales Representative at 800.333.4144

See what they look like at:

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For all of you DIYers out there, if you don’t already know, Merchants Overseas is your One-Stop-Shop for all things crystal.


We stock an expansive collection of Swarovski Crystal articles, sizes and colors including: Beads, Flatbacks, Hot-fix, Pendants, Chatons, Fancies, Rhondelles, Sew-ons, Buttons, Cup-chain, Filigrees, Banding, Trimming, Transfer appliqués and much more!


This custom Bridal Necklace is a great example of how I used a variety of Swarovski  beads and pendants in a variety of shapes and colors!

Custom Bridal Necklace

Whether you are a reseller, retailer, or just like to make your own designs, you can get everything you need quick and easy!


If you don’t know what all of that means, feel free to post ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS right on this blog.  This is a place we would like to use for discussion, inspiration and as a help desk for all of our new or existing friends.


In an incentive for all of you Swarovski Crystal Lovers we are offering:

The first 20 people to comment or post on this blog will enter the chance to win this exact Necklace!

(a value of over $100, completely free!)


Good Luck!!

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