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Guide to Using Flatback Crystals

Flatback crystals guide

Complete Guide to Flatback Crystals Published by: Crystal and Glass Beads - Author: Khaled Alwan What are Flatback Crystals? Flatback crystals which are often called rhinestones have a faceted face one side and a flatback on the opposite side usually with a foiled backing. They are available in a range of materials the cheapest being acrylic and the highest quality and most ... Read More »

How To Crystallize Baby Converse Tutorial

Pink Piggies Converse

Pink Piggies Baby Converse Tutorial – How To Swarovski Crystallize Baby Converse This is a tutorial created by Crystal and Glass Beads to show you how to crystallize a pair of baby converse shoes the size used in the tutorial are size 3 (for 6 to 9 months old infants), there will be templates for size 1, 2, 3 and ... Read More »

Swarovski Crystal Zebra Converse Tutorial

Converse with zebra print in Swarovski Crystals

DIY How To Create A Zebra Print With Flatback Crystals The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to create your own Zebra print pattern on a converse toe which can be crystallized. The more crystal sizes you have the greater the flexibility of being able to fill in the pattern as exactly as possible. The main crystal ... Read More »

Choosing The Best Tool For Applying Non-Hotfix Flatback Crystals

Flatback Applicator Tools

Guide to choosing the right flatback crystal applicator tools Flatbacks or rhinestones as they are often called come in a wide range of shapes and sizes that vary greatly depending on the manufacturer and model/style of crystal. The most well known brand is Swarovski who manufacture a wide range of shapes and sizes that start from size ss3 which are ... Read More »

How To Create A Swarovski Crystal Tiara Converse Tutorial

Swarovski Crystal Tiara Design on Converse

What you will need: 1. Swarovski flatback Crystals NON-HOTFIX: Clear Crystal size ss12 (3.2mm),  I also used a range of smaller sized crystals to fill in the gaps, Golden Shadow ss12 (2.6mm) and 3 x ss16(4mm) for the peaks of the tiara. The Converse Crystallized is an Infants size 8. View Swarovski Flatback Crystals 2. Magic Pick: This is a plastic wand ... Read More »

How to Crystallize a Swarovski Heart on Converse Trainers

Swarovski Crystal Converse Heart

What you will need: 1. Swarovski flatback Crystals NON-HOTFIX: Clear Crystal size ss12 (3.2mm),  I also used a range of smaller sized crystals to fill in the gaps, Golden Shadow ss9 (2.6mm) and smaller sizes for filling in the gaps. The Converse Crystallized is an Infants size 8. View Swarovski Flatback Crystals 2. Magic Pick: This is a plastic wand with a ... Read More »

How to Crystallize a Gadget

This guide applies to crystallizing any surface or object big or small it’s the same principle you just need to read through the guide and work out the best design/pattern/crystal sizes for your project.   Chattons Vs Flatback Crystals There are two methods of adding crystals to a flat surface the method you use will very much depend on your ... Read More »

How to Crystallize Nike Blazers

Completed Swarovski Elements Nike Blazers.   What you will need: a. Swarovski flatback rhinestones NON-HOTFIX: size ss12(3.2mm), ss16(4mm) and ss20 (5mm). View Non-Hotfix Flatback Crystals. b. Jewel setter: This is a plastic wand with a wax bud one side and pointed end the other, it makes picking up rhinestones very simple. View Jewel setter c. e6000 adhesive: This is an ... Read More »