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If you haven’t already come across the word Xilion, you will soon enough.  Due to the growth of competition in the crystal market, CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements continues to extend their XILION family and gradually start to offer their most popular products with Xilion Technology.

The revolutionary XILION cut, with its alternating large and small facets, results in distinctively higher brilliance and particularly intense light reflection. Also, they have increased the number of facets to enhances the overall appearance of the Xilion components.  In addition, this cut is differentiated from all other products on the market and copyright protected.   In order to identify if a product is considered Xilion cut, the Swarovski product numbers end in “28”

Below is a reference list with all of the New Xilion Product Introductions As of March 1, 2009:



ORIGINAL ITEM # NEW ITEM #


1012———————————————-1028

1110———————————————-1128

2012———————————————-2028

4200 ———————————————4228

4401 ———————————————4428

5301 ———————————————5328

6200 ———————————————6428

6202 ———————————————6228

Every year The Tucson Bead Show is the place to be for anyone in the business of making jewelry and other creations involving beads, gems, minerals, etc, from all over the world.  Merchants Overseas had a large exhibit area in the Grand Pavilion where we showcased our amazing collections of Crystallized(TM) – Swarovski Elements while also showcasing our new BEADELLE(TM) line of Pave´ beads, Pave´ clasps, Rhinestone Balls, Rondelles & Squardelles, Crystal Splash, Crystal picture frames, and most importantly the Crystal Buckles!

The BEADELLE(TM) Crystal Buckles are a great product due to their endless creating possibilities.  They are great when used with fabric or ribbon, and are perfect as event decor.  They are currently available in round, oval, rectangle, square, heart, and half circle shapes. We had a great response to the buckles from show goers which was very exciting! Now only available in silver-plating, Merchants plans on extending the line to offer gold plated buckles as well!

Merchants Overseas’ team members also brought with them our new project cards as inspiration to showcase the beautiful jewelry that can be made with the BEADELLE(TM) Pave Beads and Rhinestone Balls, while also mixing in some CRYSTALLIZED(TM) – Swarovski Elements!


Make your own BEADELLE(TM) Crystal Necklace with:

5 –   Beadelle™ Gold/Crystal 28mm Rhinestone Balls

10 – Beadelle™ Silver/Crystal 13x18mm Pave Oval Beads

6 – CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski 12mm Crystal Chessboard Beads

1 –   Beadelle™ Gold/Crystal 12mm Pave´ Magnetic Clasp

4 –   Crystal Crimp Beads

2 ft – Silver plated, stainless steel wire

Overall the show went amazing and it is always a great place to meet other vendors, designers, and bead enthusiasts!

For more information regarding the New BEADELLE(TM) Line visit: http://www.merchantsoverseas.com

The New Spring/Summer Innovations from CRYSTALLIZED(TM) –  Swarovski Elements are here with 3 exciting new colors and many brilliant new product innovations that embrace the future and your creative designs.


The new crystal colors are Fern Green:

Provence Lavender:

and Lavender Pearl:

CRYSTALLIZED(TM) –  Swarovski Elements has also extended its range of existing White Opal Crystal Stones to include large sizes in fancy stones, beads and pendants.


All 4 colors represent the essence of timeless beauty and fashionable flair.


Leading the many product innovations is the new line of Ceramic flatbacks, sew-on stones, fancy stones, beads and pendants … all available in marbled black, marbled blue, marbled yellow and marbled ivory.

These opaque stones have been inspired by ceramic sculptures and open up endless possibilities for amazing, original creations.


The Spring/Summer Innovations also include new shapes and size extensions …..

Artemis Bead

Square Bead Double Hole

Cubist Bead

Wing Bead

Cosmic Square Ring

Calypso Fancy Stone

Wing Flat Back HF and NoHF

Chessboard Circle Flat Back

Xilion Heart Pendant

Wing Pendant

New Roundelle

Crystal Baroque Pearl

And amazing new design elements called Crystal Rocks and CRYSTALTEX CHATON BANDINGS:

Crystal Rocks

Chaton Filigree

Silver Filigree

For more information or to purchase these new products from the CRYSTALLIZED(TM) –  Swarovski Elements Spring/Summer Innovations line, contact your dedicated Merchants Overseas Sales Representative or view a product brochure at:

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/public_download/crystallized-innovations-spring-summer2011.pdf

Or Shop NOW! http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/store/innv_spring2011.asp

When it comes to adding a special sparkle to something, flat backs are a very popular selling product from the CRYSTALLIZED(TM) – Swarovski Elements Collection. They are available in a variety of colors, shapes and cuts and are available with or without Hot Fix.

  • To view line drawings of each shape and cut go to:

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/store/flatbacks_linedrawings.asp

Flat Backs No Hotfix (NoHF) are loose crystal elements with Platinum Foiling on the back for extra brilliance and protection.  Flat Backs NoHF are easy to apply to a variety of materials using standard one – or two part epoxy glues/adhesives.

  • For tips on how to correctly apply Flat Backs NoHF go to:

https://merchantsoverseas.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/tips-for-applying-crystallizedtm-swarovski-flat-backs/

9ss Crystal AB Flat Backs HF

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

  • For tips on how to correctly apply Flat Backs HF go to:

https://merchantsoverseas.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/tips-for-applying-crystallizedtm-swarovski-flat-backs/

Flat Backs are available in a very large range of sizes from 1mm to 20mm.  Unsure about which size is right for your designs?

  • MerchantsOverseas.com has a Stone Size Chart to help!

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/store/sizecharts.asp

20mm Jet Chessboard Circle Flat Back NoHF

  • To view all of the colors available for Flat Backs go to:

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/store/flatbackcolors.asp

  • To view all of the effects available for Flat Backs go to:

http://www.merchantsoverseas.com/store/flatbackeffects.asp

Any questions? Post your questions here or email info@merchantsoverseas.com!

Whether you are getting married this year, or just attending a special event, it is always helpful to know quick and easy ways to look amazing with stuff you already own.  Shoes are always going to be important no matter what the outfit or occasion, and that’s why it is well worth an extra couple of minutes to make sure you get it right.

When it comes to special occasion shoes, you have 2 choices.  By something in a retail store,  or you can improve the shoes you already own.

A great way to do this is simply by adding Shoe clips! Not only can you use shoe clips on different shoes, they easily can be taken off and you have your original shoes back.  You can easily go from Day to Night with these.

These particular shoes are plain,  inexpensive, black satin shoes.  The shoe clips are plain metal, you can buy a pack of 12- 6 gold and 6 silver for around $4.99 on ebay or your nearest craft store.

Now if you like this look, the fun and easy part includes gluing (using a 2-part epoxy glue) a Crystallized(TM) Swarovski (4759) 28mm Flat Back Fancy Stone onto each shoe clip.  Give the glue about 15 minutes to dry and just clip!  And your done!

Merchants Overseas is having a Closeout Sale on:


1012 Chatons & 2012 Flat Backs


Inventory subject to prior sale  •  $100 minimum order  •  Promo code: SC-10122012-0219

Email: Sales@Merchantsoverseas.com


Offer Valid Thru 2/19/10

SIMPLY SPECTACULAR SAVINGS!

February 6th -8th , Merchants Overseas will be exhibiting at TBS, The Tucson Bead Show taking place at the Doubletree Reid Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona. TBS is the largest bead show in the US, offering workshops and exhibits on beading, jewelry making, textile arts, and more.  We will be showcasing our best-selling CRYSTALLIZED(TM) Swarovski Elements and Our New BEADELLE(TM) Collection.

http://www.TheTucsonBeadShow.com



TBS runs February 6th, 7th & 8th ~ 9am to 6pm daily ~ Please stop by our booth GP265 (In the Grand Pavilion)

Can’t make it to the show? Check out our blog soon for exhibit pictures, our inspiration guides and and DIY projects!


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