Aug 312011
 

The Swarovski brand has used more than 60 designers for their renowned crystal figurines.  Surely, there are many other talents individuals who contribute to these creative crystal designs, but commonly, only a single individual is credited for the majority of the figurine designs.

Swarovski Designer Elisabeth Adamer

Elisabeth Adamer

Elisabeth Adamer is a Swarovski artist that joined the design team in 2004.  But prior to that, Elisabeth Adamer’s education includes four years of vocational school for arts and crafts in Innsbruck and a higher education program at the Glasfachschule Kramsach. She graduated from this specialized glass arts school with a degree in Design in 2002.

Elisabeth Adamer credits her sister, an avid collector, for her introduction into Swarovski.  She states that animals have been an important part of her life, and recently taken interest in the underwater world.

Elisabeth Adamer has been recognized with 26 Swarovski crystal figurine designs from 2004 through 2011.

  • 2006 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Brother Bear, Mother Bear, and Sister Bear
  • 2007 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Goat, Goat Kid, Rose Blossom, and Roses
  • 2008 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Gnu, Hoopes, and Christmas Kris Bear
  • 2009 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Air Ornament, Christmas Kris Bear, Galapagos Tortoise, and Black Diamond Woodpeckers
  • 2010 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Smoky Quartz Batfish, Bee-eaters, Fire Ornament, Scuba Blue Surgeonfish, SCS Tiger, SCS Sitting Tiger Cub, and SCS Standing Tiger Cub
  • 2011 Elisabeth Adamer designs: Topaz Sea Goldies

Elisabeth Adamer was also credited with three Swarovski NLE designs:

  • Amurath  – Limited Edition Arabian Stallion, production limited to 300 units
  • Alsaqur Alamake   – Limited Edition Falcon, production limited to 300 units
  • Kiran Tiger – Limited Edition Tiger, production limited to 33 units which were primarily for fund-raising
Swarovski Topaz Sea Goldies by Elisabeth Adamer

Swarovski Topaz Sea Goldies

 

Nine of the Elisabeth Adamer designs are still considered current, and can be found in the online Swarovski Shoppe:  Limited Edition Alsaqur Alamake. Rose Blossom, Gnu, Hoopoes, Black Diamond Woodpeckers, Smoky Quartz Batfish, Bee-eaters, Scuba Blue Surgeonfish, and Topaz Sea Goldies.

Of all the Elisabeth Adamer designs, I like the Swarovski Sea Goldies.  I enjoy snorkeling to see the brilliantly colored salt-water fish, and this crystal piece reminds me of the good times I’ve had snorkeling.

Great figurines Elisabeth …can’t wait to see more ‘Underwater’ Swarovski designs!

 

 

Dec 312010
 

2011 will arrive within minutes.  “Endangered Wildlife”, the final Swarovski SCS Club trilogy, will be concluded as we Swarovski crystal fanatics anxiously await the arrival of Swarovski 2011 SCS Polar Bear Siku to our displays.

The Swarovski 2010 Annual Edition was the Tiger.  The Swarovski Tiger retailed for $450.   Swarovski also offered separate tiger cubs to its Swarovski SCS members.  The Swarovski Standing Tiger Cub retailed for $180. The Swarovski Sitting Tiger Cub also retailed for $180.

The Swarovski 2010 Annual Edition Tiger, Standing Tiger Cub, and Sitting Tiger Cub were designed by Elisabeth Adamer.  The Swarovski video on youtube briefly shows the Swarovski designer and how she began he journey into the development of this Swarovski figurine for the Swarovski Crystal Society members.

Crystal Exchange America commonly has additional information about the 2010 Swarovski Tiger.

Since I like felines, both domestic and wild, I’m delighted with the design and that I have the 2010 SCS Tiger in my Swarovski crystal collection.

Happy New Year to all Kristall Buzz readers and Swarovski collectors!

Dec 272010
 

A newer Swarovski Crystal Myriad has been found on the Swarovski web site..it is the Alsaqr Almalaki.  So what exactly is it?  It is the newest numbered limited edition in the Swarovski Myriad series.  The myriad figurine is a Swarovski falcon, in flight, gliding past a natural rock formation.  It features over 43,000 hand set crystals of six different colors.

The designer of this limited Swarovski myriad masterpiece is Elisabeth Adamer.  This magnificent Swarovski falcon is nearly 12 inches by 16 inches by 21 inches.  It has a retail price in the Swarovski online store of $15,500.  It is not clear from the Swarovski site the maximum production number, only that it is a numbered limited edition.  The official product page for the Swarovski Alsaqr Almalaki contains additional details from those mentioned here.

The company has retired Swarovski falcon head figurines. The Optik division also sold a promotional set of Swarovski falcon heads years ago.

There are other Swarovski figurines in the Myriad collection: Swarovski Amurath (stallion), Swarovski Jinlong (dragon), and Swarovski Matang (elephant).  Swarovski Crystal Myriad collection announcements are very interesting.

If you are interested in lower-priced Swarovski Limited Editions, many are available on the Crystal Exchange America web site.  The limited edition Swarovski figurines can be found in the ‘Limited Editions’ and ‘SCS Annual and Limited Editions’ categories of the store web site.