As we settle into a new fashion season that embraces all things autumnal, it's time to start thinking about all of those lovely layers of fabric that we can now wrap up in to stay snuggled up warm! Every item of clothing is an opportunity to add customisations that will help your unique personality shine! Here we show you a few simple examples of the variety of fun, creative choices you could make to add a dash of dazzle to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe with Preciosa Crystals.
Preciosa Cup Chains
Preciosa Crystal Cup Chains are a great way to achieve quick, perfectly smooth curved lines that can act as borders or trims on your garment.
TIP: Use Gem Tac to hold it temporarily in place while you sew.
Preciosa Beads, whether faceted or smooth, are so versatile that they can work with any stitch and can be sewn on or woven into the item. Their smoother shape makes them great for locations on a garment that might catch on things like the cuffs on sleeves or hemlines.
TIP: 'Couching' is a great way to sew on multiple beads as a time.
TIP: If sewn on correctly, any Sew On Crystal can act as a button.
Preciosa Seed Beads
Preciosa Seed Beads are the perfect way to secure Loch Rose Crystals to fabric and is a popular method with ballroom dancers and ice skaters.
TIP: The colour of the bead can compliment or contrast the Loch Rose, which will unlock near limitless creative choices for your design.
Preciosa Bicone Beads
Preciosa Bicones come in so many colours and sizes they are great for combining with embroidery patterns like this Fly Stitch. Bags and purses are also great items for embroidery style embellishments.
TIP: Use the threads woven in the fabric as a guide for straight lines.
Preciosa Jewellery Stones
Precisoa Fancy Stones that come complete with a metal setting can be sewn onto fabric or soldered onto other pieces of metal for jewellery. These look spectacular clustered around the neckline on the front of jumpers.
TIP: Always use all four sewing holes for maximum security.
For even more ideas, plus video tutorials featuring all of the Preciosa Crystals featured in this blog, be sure to follow us across social media. We maintain active and entertaining channels on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok with something new on each channel every day!
Here’s one popular example where we gave a one minute tutorial on how to sew on a crystal button: