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Swarovski Elements Plug Socket Mockup

We have had a request on our blog asking for a mockup of a crystallized plug socket for which I have taken an image of a single plug socket and scaled to size alongside a range of crystals. The Mock-ups show the socket with ss16(4mm), ss12(3.2mm) and ss9(2.6mm) crystals. I also tried up to ss20 which is 5mm but the ... Read More »

Swarovski All Star Converse Tutorial

What you will need: a. Swarovski flatback rhinestones NON-HOTFIX: size ss5(1.8mm), ss7(2.2mm), ss9(2.6mm), ss12 (3.2mm) and ss16 (4mm)  for this tutorial the main crystals for the stripes and outer edge are ss12. View Swarovski Non-Hotfix Flatbacks also called rhinestones. b. Jewel setter: This is a plastic wand with a wax bud one side and pointed end the other, it makes ... Read More »

Havaianas E6000 adhesive problems

E6000 becoming soft or melting on Havaianas – what are the alternatives? A number of customers have been having problems with Havaianas and e6000 adhesive where the glue will become tacky after a few days as if it’s melting. The result being that crystals slide or just don’t stay firmly in position, where in the past e6000 would ensure the ... Read More »

How to Make Swarovski iphone Case Tutorial

Swarovski Iphone tutorial

How to Crystallize an iphone with Swarovski Crystal Elements Please note ** This tutorial has a lot of images and may take some time for the page to load. What you will need: 1. Swarovski flatback rhinestones NON-HOTFIX: size ss5 (1.8mm), size ss7 (2.2mm), size ss9 (2.6mm), and ss12 (3.2mm). View Swarovski flatback Crystals 2. Cocktail Stick: Use a cocktail ... Read More »

Swarovski Crystal Shoes Tutorial

Swarovski shoes high heel back view

What you will need: 1. Swarovski flatback rhinestones NON-HOTFIX: size ss9 (2.6mm), ss12 (3.2mm), ss16 (4mm), ss20 (5mm), ss30 (6.5mm) and ss40 (8.6mm). View Swarovski flatback Crystals 2. 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 3. e6000 adhesive: This ... Read More »

How to Make Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops Tutorial

Swarovski Crystal Havaianas

Completed Swarovski Crystal Havaianas flip flops How to Crystallize Havaianas Flip Flops What you will need: 1. Swarovski flatback rhinestones NON-HOTFIX: size ss16 (4mm) or ss20 (5mm) for this tutorial I have used ss16 rhinestones on UK size 6/7 Havaianas. View Swarovski rhinestones 2. Jewel setter: This is a plastic wand with a wax bud one side and pointed end ... Read More »

How to crystallize shoe heels

Swarovski heels

** PLEASE READ THROUGH THE COMPLETE TUTORIAL BEFORE STARTING ** What you will need: 1. Swarovski flatback rhinestones NON-HOTFIX: size ss12 (3.2mm), ss16 (4mm) or ss9 (2.6mm) for this tutorial I have used ss12 as the main crystal size and ss16 and ss9 to fill odd sized gaps. View Swarovski flatbacks 2. Jewel setter: This is a plastic wand with ... Read More »

What is the best glue to use when gluing Swarovski Crystals?

Glue

Flat back Swarovski crystals are perfect for adding to a wide range of materials to adding some sparkle. They are made from lead glass and have a multi faceted face with a flat back on the reverse of the crystal that is available as foiled or un-foiled. The most popular style is the 2058 Swarovski Xilion Rose Enhanced which has ... Read More »

How to Apply Hotfix Crystals

How to use a hotfix applicator

What are Swarovski Hot Fix Crystals Swarovski hotfix crystals or hot fix rhinestones as they are sometimes called are loose crystal components with a multi faceted face one side and a flat surface coated with a heat sensitive glue on the other. The faceted face is made from lead crystal glass that has been machine cut and the polished to ... Read More »