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How to use Swarovski Crystal Chatons or Round Stones

Swarovski chatons set into plastic

Guide to Crystallizing Text Using Swarovski Flatback Crystals This tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads Swarovski rounds stones also known as chatons, table diamonds or pointed back stones are available in a range of styles, sizes and colours. Although they can be used in a number of ways the 3 most popular methods of application are: A - ... Read More »

How To Crystallize a Champagne Flute / Wine Glass

How to crystallize a glass

Step by step tutorial showing how to crystallize a wine glass / champagne flute with flatback crystals Published by: Crystal and Glass Beads - Author: Khaled Alwan Equipment Required 1. Crystals - for this tutorial I have used ss12 and ss9 Flatback Non-hotfix crystal rhinestones. You can find the flatback crystals needed here 2. Gemtac Adhesive - alternatively you can use e6000 if you have ... Read More »

How To Write A Name or Text Using Swarovski Crystals

How To Crystallize Text

Guide to Crystallizing Text Using Swarovski Flatback Crystals Published by: Crystal and Glass Beads - Author: Khaled Alwan If you have ever wanted to write something in crystals but don’t know where to start this tutorial will hopefully give you the confidence to get started. The kind of things that can be Crystallized with text are mobile phones, tablets, footwear, clothing, hats, ... Read More »

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 »