June 04, 2019
You’ll find lots of tutorials online showing you how to add a bit of bling to your converse trainers. It’s also really easy to do, requiring very few tools to get you started. Due to how popular these trainers are, you could also turn crystallised converse into a thriving little business. So, are you ready to get started?
Below, you’ll discover some great ways to crystallise converse trainers with Swarovski hotfix crystals.
Ensure you use the right tools
Before you get started, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right tools. You’re going to need a hotfix applicator to help you perfectly position the crystals, as well as ensure the right level of heat is applied. At Bluestreak Crystals, we have two top-quality applicators to choose from – the HotFX Hotfix Applicator and the Kandi Kane Pro Touch Applicator. Both are created to an exceptional standard, guaranteeing the best results.
Preparing the rubber
While you could simply apply the Swarovski hotfix crystals straight onto the trainers, it’s a good idea to first prepare the rubber. You can do this by sanding it down a little to create a smoother surface. This will really help to secure the crystals in place much better, guaranteeing longer-lasting results.
Great crystallised designs
There are a lot of ways you can crystallise converse trainers and you can find an abundance of inspiration online. Sites like Pinterest offer images and tutorials for crystallising converse trainers. So, if you do need a little inspiration, you’ll definitely want to check out images online.
You can choose to crystallise the front of the converse, around the rim of the trainers, or you could crystallise the entire trainer. You can also experiment with different patterns and colours, choosing to contrast coloured crystals for a truly striking finish.
If you’ve never crystallised trainers before, it’s a good idea to practice on an old pair first. This will get you used to working with the material, as well as help you to ensure you don’t mess up an expensive pair of converse trainers!
Overall, if you’re looking for a lucrative business idea, crystallising converse trainers is a great option. Converse trainers are popular, as too as Swarovski hotfix crystals. So, you’ll find customers are willing to splash out on unique crystallised converse trainers. Check out our range of Swarovski hotfix crystals today, all of which are sourced directly from the Swarovski factory in Austria.
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