Welcome to part 2 of our Swarovski fall/winter collection reveal. Earlier today we told you about three gorgeous new crystal and pearl colors, and now we are continuing our preview with an overview of the brand new crystal styles and line extensions coming your way in just a few short days. Read on for a teaser of our exciting new offerings — we think you’ll love them!
Big news first: For this launch, Swarovski teamed up with fashion design icon Jean Paul Gaultier, who lent his bold and rebellious style aesthetic to not only a new crystal color, Crystal Scarabaeus Green, but also a new product family — the Kaputt Collection. If the word “kaputt” sounds familiar to you, it means “broken” in German — but don’t fear, there is nothing broken about these crystals! Gaultier’s idea was merely to add a touch of asymmetrical imperfection to these stones, to create pieces that are memorable and unique, and “celebrate the appeal of being different and unpredictable,” according to Swarovski. “I always find beauty in things that are odd,” Gaultier said in unveiling this collection. “Imperfect, they are much more interesting.”
Swarovski and Gaultier created two striking pendants for this collection: the Kaputt Oval Pendant and the Kaputt Pendant. These pendants both feature irregular, partly-frosted surfaces for a look that reminds us of a meteorite. As you can see above, these come with the designer’s signature logo laser-engraved on them in two classic colors — perfect for fashionistas!
We’ll also be carrying these great pendants without the logo. The Kaputt Oval Pendant comes in 26mm and 36mm sizes, and will be available in a variety of effects, including the new Crystal Scarabaeus Green and Crystal Light Chrome.
The edgy Kaputt Pendant is one of the new additions we’re looking forward to most. Look at all of those dynamic facets! The asymmetrical, angular shape mimics that of a natural crystal point. These pendants have so much visual appeal. We think they would look sharp dangling from a simple chain, or with some trendy, birds-nest wire wrapping around the bottle neck beneath the hole of the pendant. These come in 28mm or 40mm and are ideal for statement piece jewelry.
Swarovski has also released two new crystal bead styles that manage to look both modern and classic at once. The Rondelle Bead, shown above, is a fresh twist on the rondelle shape, with broad, bold facets that radiate rocker chic. The rondelle bead comes in 4mm, 6mm and 8mm sizes, in a nice selection of new and timeless colors.
Reminiscent of the regal Emerald Cut Bead standing upright, the new Pendulum Bead features fine faceting with a top-drilled hole. The shape lends itself well to use as a standalone pendant or strung creatively with accent crystals or beads. Available in two sizes: 10x7mm or 8×5.5mm.
Next, we’re excited to announce a new product collection: BeCharmed crystal charms. These petite charm beads come in four lovely styles, all mounted on a Swarovski-branded charm ring, and are a great addition to the BeCharmed line developed for European-style charm jewelry. First we have the BeCharmed Crystal Pearl Charm, which comes with a light grey or white pearl and is 8mm in size. Then there is the BeCharmed Pavé Ball Charm, a tiny, sparkling sphere that comes in Crystal or Jet Hematite, and is also 8mm.
Another notch up the wow-scale is the BeCharmed Crystal Spike Charm, available in Crystal AB or Crystal Silver Night, which measures 18mm. The BeCharmed Crystal Skull Charm comes in three edgy colors and is 13mm. We love these adorable charm beads because the holes are large enough to be strung on cord or ribbon as well as chain. Also, these fit so well with the layered, delicate necklace trend — just string one of these on a chain and wear by itself or with other petite charm necklaces. As we approach the holiday season, we think one of these strung on a necklace would make a simple and stunning gift!
Swarovski is expanding its iridescent pearl offerings with the brand new color Crystal Scarabaeus Green Pearl. We will be carrying this gorgeous, deep blue-green pearl hue in three shapes — round pearl (3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm), coin pearl (10mm, 12mm) and BeCharmed pearl bead (14mm).
Last but not least, the metallic silver Crystal Light Chrome effect, only available in flatback rhinestones since its introduction this spring, is now going to be offered on a variety of our favorite crystal shapes, including bicones, chatons, heart and pear-shaped pendants, cube beads and skull beads. Get your glam on!
All of these beauties will be available at beadaholique.com as soon as they arrive from the factory. Be sure to check back very soon!