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2022 cards will be ready to ship by Mid-October!
Wheh! it's been a year (and a half), right? Between the pandemic, the Swarovski Corporate Restructuring announcement, the withdrawl of their products from the market, and now the worldwide crystal supply chain issues, we have all been a bit overwhelmed.
Dear customers, we made a vow early in 2020 that we, as a company, would not make our problems your problem. We hope our work has made even a small difference for you. We take our core focus of "We Support Artists" seriously. Today, we see a light at the end of the tunnel: we have COLOR SAMPLE CARDS arriving in our warehouse! And, more importantly we have the product stacking up to the rafters! Once you design that costume we will have you covered... in crystals!
Exciting news: FREE MAXIMA Crystals by Preciosa Color Sample Cards!
Yes, FREE! Thanks to our good friends and partners at Preciosa, this year we are giving away 1440 (10 gross) of free color sample cards! Preciosa recognizes the need to support their distribution partners and the performing arts industry. Use code: THANKSPRECIOSA to get a 100% discount on your 2022 MAXIMA Crystals by Preciosa Color Sample Card. A $40 value. Limit one per customer. Shipping charges still apply. This is only available while supplies last.
Our exclusive Color Sample Card allows you to see the full spectrum of this crystal with your own eyes—100 colors and effects! The 2022 Color Sample Card features the new MAXIMA Crystals by Preciosa NEON colors along with their fall launch colors: Denim Blue and Biarritz. For your convenience, 20ss flat back crystals are mounted on a clear acetate sheet. You can then place your project materials under the sheet to see exactly how the colors interact in your design. A size chart is printed on the back side. Please note: colors may not be available in every size.
MAXIMA Crystal by Preciosa, the new lead premium branded European crystal available for your luxury hand-crafted custom creations. We are proud to bring you MAXIMA Crystal, Preciosa’s premium line of crystals. Please request a sample to compare the quality and sparkle of our different brands for yourself.
MAXIMA CRYSTAL BY PRECIOSA®
LUX Austrian Crystal™ is now LUX European Crystal™
This premium line of European crystals offers 72 of the most popular crystal colors. Pick up a Color Sample Card to choose the most beautiful color combinations for your project. This card has been updated from the 2021 version.
LUX European Crystal™ is a premium line of European crystals from Rhinestones Unlimited. Our Color Sample Card allows you to see the full spectrum of this crystal with your own eyes—72 colors and effects! For your convenience, 20ss flat back crystals are mounted on a clear acetate sheet. You can then place your project materials under the sheet to see exactly how the colors interact in your design. A size chart is printed on the back side. Please note: colors may not be available in every size.
A Rhinestones Unlimited exclusive, LUX European Crystal™ is a favorite of our customers. This premiere rhinestone is a great cost-saving alternative that does not sacrifice quality, sparkle, and shine. LUX European Crystals which used to come out of the Swarovski factories in Austria, now come from the Preciosa factories in the Czech Republic. These crystals are comparable to the Preciosa Viva12 crystals- Preciosa's more affordable line of crystals. Our long-held partnership with these two crystal innovators has provided us the opportunity to bring you an unmatched crystal selection at this affordable price point with little to no disruption in our supply of these beautiful crystals.
We guarantee no change in quality with the change in manufacturers. However, there may be some slight color changes so we do recommend picking up an updated color sample card!
LUX EUROPEAN CRYSTAL™
Our exclusive Priceless Crystal Color Sample Card allows you to see the full spectrum of this crystal with your own eyes—over 80 colors and effects! For your convenience, 20ss flat back crystals are mounted on a clear acetate sheet. You can then place your project materials under the sheet to see exactly how the colors interact in your design. A size chart is printed on the back side. Colors may not be available in every size. This card has not been updated from the 2021 version; the gorgeous color range remains the same for 2022.
PriceLess Crystal is the most cost-effective crystal on the market; a low-cost, high-quality crystal brought in especially for performers, artists, and DIY crafts. It sparkles in the most desired colors and sizes. With 12 sharp machine cut facets and AAAA quality, PriceLess Crystal Flat Back Rhinestones, Appliques & Trims are an amazing value.
What did our blog writer Jemm have to say about our Color Sample Cards?
Read her write up from 2013 and check out the images of our old cards!
Cool Tool of the Day: Color Sample Cards! March 22, 2013
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Let me tell you a little story. When I was in design school, my very first class -8am, all first semester- was Color Theory. I paid quite a bit of money to look at swatches of red next to green, yellow fading into orange, indigo versus violet and every shade of grey possible. Or, is it…Gray? We saw firsthand how the undertones in individuals’ skin brought out the best or the worst of each other. We found how to make a color pop one second, and how to make it recede the next. We spent hours bent over huge sheets of paper, figuring out how to make blacks that spanned the spectrum of warm to cool- without using black. Did I just blow your mind? We learned to regard the subtleties of shades as statements (some colors gossiped, some waxed poetic, and some muttered every form of obscenity; some just stood there without saying a word).
One particular assignment that altered my perspective involved painting our ideas of beautiful colors and ugly colors. Just about everyone was in the unspoken mindset that the Ugly side would involve variations of one color: brown. That huge sheet of paper was charted into tiny squares, and covered with color. I found myself unsatisfied with the amount of ugly as I worked at night, mixing my watercolors in various concoctions, searching in vain for something truly heinous to land on the paper. A little bit more green in this one- wait, no, maybe more red… The next time we met, my teacher said, “Did you find that the colors you thought would be ugly actually had some real beauty in them?” And that was it. I had created a deep chocolate, rust, topaz, hemp, coffee, copper, bark, camel, bronze, clay, fawn, mahogany, chestnut, even the color of my own skin. Suddenly, the beige and burnt umber didn’t repel me…they had become Sand and a rich Auburn in my eyes.
Color is a different experience for everyone, seen and felt through only our own eyes. That’s part of the reason why today’s Cool Tool of the Day, the Color Sample Card, is one of our best sellers. Color is one of the most obvious elements of your design, and whether we’re conscious of it at the time or not, every tint holds a commanding presence. Remember that, though measures are taken to accurately reproduce images of the rhinestones to the highest quality, individual monitors and printers vary.
Having the actual sample in front of you becomes indispensable in your design work. Color Sample Cards feature actual samples of the stone or sequin in every available color attached to a clear sheet. Slip your fabric or project surface underneath the clear sheet to see how harmonious the colors will work together, and confidently choose the shade that best represents your own idea of beauty.
If you are partial to Swarovski Elements, you should note that a handful of colors are refreshed each year following the color trends. Rhinestones Unlimited does update the Swarovski Color Sample Card annually, and the Preciosa Color Sample Card as their selection changes. We highly recommend investing in a Color Sample Card for each line you use. At this time, Swarovski counts 132 flat back colors (including Crystal, Crystal AB and Aurum) in their collection, and over 200 bead colors; Preciosa, 104 flat back colors; Price-Less, the most popular 19 colors; and Superior Acrylic, 18; 44 colors of sequins are stocked.
That’s plenty of reasons for you to discover your next true beauty in color, with the help of our Color Sample Cards.
Rhinestones Unlimited blog author Jemm Stone is a multifaceted girl navigating our sparkly world with on-point insights. Visit NEWS to follow her thoughts as she highlights design trends, turns the spotlight on industry influencers, and breaks down how-to tips like light through a crystal prism.