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How to Bedazzle a Water Bottle With Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones

June 26, 2023 4 min read

Custom Water Bottle Rhinestones Embellishment Project

Whether you’re a small Etsy seller or a scaling brick-and-mortar business, we have no doubt that you constantly strive to offer unique, exquisite, and luxurious products to your customers. If you’re stuck for inspiration and looking to add something eye-catching to your collection, why not consider a bedazzled bottle with Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones? Not only does this create a luxury, high-end product for your customers, but rhinestone water bottle DIY is actually incredibly easy!

In the following blog, we’re going to give a comprehensive guide on how to tap into this market and deliver a product that is not only practical but also oozes glamour and sophistication. Let’s take a look!


What are Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones?

In the vast world of gems and crystals, Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones shine with unparalleled prestige. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski has earned an international reputation for manufacturing high-precision cut, premium quality crystal products. The Flat Back Rhinestones are one of the signature products of the company. They are loose crystal elements that have a flat reverse side, designed to be easily affixed to a surface with adhesive. These rhinestones can be used to enhance any product, giving it a radiant, luxurious makeover.


Why use Swarovski?

In the business of luxury products, the quality of materials used is paramount, and Swarovski's reputation for durability and quality is unrivalled. Each Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestone is meticulously crafted, ensuring they retain their sparkle for years, and this durability makes them ideal for enhancing objects that are frequently handled, such as water bottles.

Plus, using Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones also adds a touch of luxury to your product line; it's an opportunity to offer something more than a practical item; you're providing a fashion statement, an expression of elegance. Furthermore, Swarovski's international reputation can also add significant value to your branding, positioning your products as luxury items.

Finally, these rhinestones come in a variety of colours and sizes, providing flexibility for design and allowing you to tailor your creations to various trends, seasons, or customer preferences.


How to Bedazzle a Water Bottle with Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones

What you’ll need:

The full list of rhinestones, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
Bluestreak Crystals Water Bottle
Bluestreak Crystals Water Bottle x 1
E6000 Plus Glue
E6000 Plus Glue
x 1
Magic Sorting Tray
Magic Sorting Tray
x 1
wax picker pen for flat back crystals
Wax Crystal Picker Tool
x 1
Serinity Flat Back Rhinestones Neptune Mix
Serinity Flat Back Rhinestones Neptune Mix
x 1


Choose a design

Before starting, decide on the design you want to create. Whether it's an intricate pattern or a simple, chic look, planning ahead ensures a smooth application process. We’d recommend that you browse the internet forrhinestone embellishment techniques before beginning the project.

Select the rhinestones

Choose the Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones that align with your design. Consider different colours, sizes, and shapes to create a truly unique water bottle. Use the Magic Sorting Tray for storing the rhinestones if you have more than one type of crystal in your design - this is good practice to keep them separate in their own trays so that it is easier to find the exact crystal you need at any time. The Magic Sorting Tray has a special texture that provides just enough friction to flip the crystals over when the tray is gently shaken, this saves a lot of time when doing rhinestone embellishment. 

Prepare the surface

Ensure the water bottle surface is clean and dry. A clean surface enhances the adhesion of the rhinestones.

Apply the adhesive

Using E6000 Plus Resin Glue, cover a small section of the water bottle with a very thin layer of glue, you have up toroughly one hour of work time before the glue begins to set. E6000 Plus resin glue has a honey like consistency and it is easy to apply too much glue, so it is important to take care and apply a very small amount. This is because when you press the crystal down into the glue, any excess glue that comes up over the sides will dull the sparkle because it is obscuring the facets of the stone. 

Affix the rhinestones

Using a rhinestone applicator, gently pick up the Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestone and place it on the adhesive. Repeat this process until your design is complete.

Allow to dry

Once your design is complete, allow ample time for the adhesive to dry, securing the rhinestones in place.

For more inspiration, or if you want to see just how we embellish products over here at Bluestreak Crystals, take a look at our video below:



A note on using Swarovski Crystals

Bedazzling a water bottle with Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones is a fantastic way to elevate your product line and attract customers seeking a blend of functionality and opulence - but do note that all products made with Swarovski crystals must be manufactured for sale. 

Since the company’s policy change in 2020, only businesses or individuals selling physical products canpurchase Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones for their projects - so personal use won’t count.


How long does it take for the rhinestones to adhere completely? 

The drying time largely depends on the adhesive used. Generally, it's advisable to allow 24 hours for the adhesive to fully cure. However, always follow the specific instructions provided by the adhesive manufacturer. 


Can a Swarovski-adorned water bottle be dishwasher safe? 

While Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones are durable, high temperatures and harsh dishwasher detergents may affect the adhesive and the shine of the rhinestones. Therefore, it's best to recommend hand washing to your customers. 


Can I offer customised designs to customers? 

Absolutely. Offering customised designs can enhance customer engagement and allow for a premium pricing strategy, and also falls within Swarovski’s business use policy. However, you’ll want to ensure that you have the resources and skills required to effectively meet the demands of custom orders.


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