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Choosing The Best Swarovski Flatback Crystals

October 12, 2018 2 min read

Choosing the Best Swarovski Flatback Crystals

Swarovski flatback crystals are extremely popular for all kinds of craft projects. However, purchasing them for the first time can be pretty daunting. There are numerous types available, and they come in a vast range of different sizes and designs.

So, how do you choose which ones are best for your project?


Hotfix or Non-Hotfix?

One of the first decisions you need to make is whether to buy hotfix or non-hotfix Swarovski flatback crystals. Your choice will mostly depend upon what you’ll be using the crystals for. Swarovski hotfix flatbacks are better suited for use on fabrics and material. They need to be heated up rapidly with a hotfix applicator or iron to secure them, so they wouldn’t be a good choice for nails or make up.

Swarovski non-hotfix flat back crystals are ideal for pretty much all types of embellishment projects. So, if you’re looking for more versatile crystals, non-hotfix Swarovski flatbacks would be your best option. You simple add the glue of your choice, most suitable for the surface to be embellished and place the rhinestones in the design required.


Choosing the right size

Once you know which type of Swarovski flatback crystals you’d like to purchase, you then need to focus on the size. At Bluestreak Crystals, we stock every size offlatback crystal available in the Swarovski range. We source our crystals directly from the Austrian Swarovski factory, guaranteeing authenticity and allowing us to order every size available.

We recommend our mixed size packs, giving you multiple size options in one pack. Alternatively you can take a look at the size chart available online.


Always buy from an official reseller

Whichever type and size Swarovski flatback crystals you’re looking for, it’s important to make sure you’re buying them from an authorised Swarovski reseller. As Swarovski crystals are the most popular type of the market, there are a lot of sellers trying to cash in by passing off fake Swarovski flatbacks as the real deal.

The shine and quality of these crystals is nothing compared to the genuine Swarovski crystals and they’ll break a lot easier too. So, always make sure you’re buying from a reliable, genuine seller such as ourselves.

We would always recommend asking to see a copy of the sellers official Swarovski Authorised Distribution Partner certificate before making a purchase.


Don’t forget to pick up the right tools

Finally, once you’ve found your perfect Swarovski flatbacks, don’t forget to pick up the right tools. For example, you’ll need a good crystal picker to make handling and applying the crystals much easier. Check out our full range of accessories today to see what you’ll need to get started on your project.

As you can see, there are plenty of things you need to consider when choosing the best Swarovski flatbacks. If you have any questions about any of our flatback crystals, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.