For those of you following the ever-changing trends of high street fashion, you’ll know that in the spring of 2022, Stripes are having a moment. Stripes are featured heavily in the campaigns of many famous designer brands like Dior, Giorgio Armani, Max Mara, Brunello Cucinelli and are endorsed by the likes of Harpers Bazaar, Elle and Red editorial magazines. We wanted to pay homage to this striking trend and upgrade a classic black clutch purse with rows of alternating lines in Crystal and Black Diamond by Preciosa Flatback Crystals.
What Size Flatback Crystals?
It all starts with choosing the best size flatback crystal for the job, our team in the Bluestreak Crystals Creative Studio established their choice my measuring the available space for that top single line above the Bow. We then took that measurement and consulted the crystal size chart on our Bluestreak crystals website. This chart translates metric measurements into the unique SS crystal sizes used by Swarovski Crystals, Serinity Crystals, Preciosa Crystals and Estella Crystals. This helpful size chart can be found in our Help and Services section and if you would like further assistance; our friendly customer service team is available via phone, email or the live chat feature on our website.
To create the tightly packed, high impact effect of those perfectly straight horizontal lines, we used the honeycomb embellishment technique and relied upon the straight raised banding, already present on the clutch purse as a guide to build the design. This method requires concentric lines, however the crystals of the second row will nestle into the spaces between the crystals of the previous line leaving no gaps. This creates the honeycomb effect and is great for straight lines and shapes like squares and rectangles. If the shape is in anyway irregular, you will find that at some point the honeycomb will no longer line up and you may have to improvise to maintain the flow.
Add Sparkle With Preciosa Flatback Crystals
You can create stunning designs with our fabulous range Preciosa Flatback Crystals. It's easy and fun and you can create any look you want with so many shapes, sizes and colours of Preciosa Flat back Crystals to choose from. Preciosa Crystals are made in Czech Republic and are high quality crystals which offer superior levels of brilliance and sparkle, perfect for your embellishment projects.
The video tutorial below shows how you can create beautiful stripes on your purse / handbag using Preciosa Flatback Crystals:
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