Preciosa Hotfix Crystals : Go Punk With Hotfix Spikes
November 18, 20213 min read
When you think of punk fashion, what comes to mind? Perhaps studded jackets or ripped jeans? But what about rhinestone embellishment? That's right, Preciosa Hotfix Crystals have found their way into the world of punk and alternative fashion, adding a new level of sparkle and edge to DIY clothes modifications.
Hotfix crystals, which come pre-coated with a heat-activated adhesive, are perfect for adding these crystals to your favourite punk pieces. And what better way to enhance edgy clothing than with sharp, punk-inspired spikes? Combine these hotfix spikes from Preciosa Hotfix Crystals with your favourite band t-shirt for a unique and bold statement today!
Why Choose Preciosa Hotfix Crystals?
These spiked cone shaped hotfix crystals are made of strong cut glass and are manufactured in the Crystal Valley of the Czech Republic which is famous for producing high quality crystal components. The wide base at the bottom of the spike allows a large surface area for plenty of Hotfix glue contact, meaning the spike will be securely fixed to the item of clothing you attached them to. Take a closer look at the new Preciosa Hotfix Spike Cone Flat Backs on our Bluestreak Crystals YouTube channel:
Not only do these hotfix spikes allow for creativity in bespoke fashion designs, but they also offer an affordable way to customise your existing wardrobe. By simply purchasing and applying these hotfix crystals, you can add designs that have special meaning to you, which also add dimension and an eye-catching edge to your well-loved pieces.
Hotfix rhinestone embellishment has been a popular trend for decades and continues to be a staple in the punk and alternative scenes. Hotfix crystals are a type of rhinestone that feature a heat-activated adhesive on the back, making them perfect for applying to fabric.
How To Apply Preciosa Hotfix Crystals
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply Preciosa hotfix crystals to your clothes and accessories:
Gather your materials: hotfix crystals, a hotfix applicator wand, and the fabric you want to embellish.
Plan your design: Whether you want to create a bold statement with a cluster of crystals or add some subtle sparkle with a few scattered gems, it's important to plan out your design before you start. You can even sketch it out on paper or use a stencil.
Heat up your hotfix applicator tool, taking care that it is resting properly on the provided stand. Generally, it takes about 2-3 minutes for the wand to full heat up.
Place your crystals on the fabric: Use tweezers or a crystal pick-up tool to position your crystals on the fabric. Make sure the adhesive side is facing down.
Apply heat: Press the heated wand onto the top of the crystal for about 10-15 seconds, depending on the size of the crystal. The heat will activate the adhesive and secure the crystal to the fabric. Different sizes of hotfix crystals may require different amounts of time for the heat to melt the glue because the heat must conduct through the glass to reach the layer of glue on the underside.
Repeat: Continue adding crystals to your fabric until you've completed your design.
It’s never been easier to stand out
Preciosa hotfix crystals are perfect for adding some extra in-your-face flare to your punk and alternative fashion. Whether you're embellishing a denim jacket, band t-shirt, or pair of combat boots, the possibilities are endless. So, go ahead and give it a try! You might just discover a new way to express yourself through DIY fashion.
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