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Preciosa Crystals Cup Chain Embellished Denim Shorts Project

July 17, 2023 3 min read

Denim shorts customised with Preciosa Crystals cup chain from Bluestreak Crystals.

Are you a festival goer with a passion for fashion and crafting? If so, we have the perfect project for you! Get ready to turn heads at your next event with your own personalised festival fashion statement! With Preciosa Crystals and a touch of DIY magic, you can elevate your festival fashion game to new heights. By following our easy step-by-step tutorial, you can create stunning customised denim shorts that blend fashion and craftsmanship in an unforgettable way. Grab your supplies, unleash your creativity, and let your personalised festival fashion statement shine with Preciosa Crystals. Embrace the spirit of DIY and make your mark at the next festival you attend – all while looking fabulous and feeling uniquely you. Happy crafting!


Component List:

The full list of Preciosa crystals, 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
denim shorts

Denim Shorts of your choice

x 1
Preciosa Cup Chain Baguette Silver and Crystal
Preciosa Cup Chain Baguette Silver and Crystal 7x3mm
50 cm
Preciosa Cup Chain Silver and Crystal SS12 Preciosa Cup Chain Round Silver and Crystal SS12 2 m
E6000 Plus Glue Kit E6000 Plus Glue Kit x 1
Side Cutters for crafting Side Cutter x 1
beading Needles Assorted Size 12 Beading Needles x 1
Bead Buddy Thread Magic for jewellery making Bead Buddy Thread Magic x 1
Thread Cutter Thread Cutter
x 1
Grey sewing thread Grey Sewing Thread
x 1




Step 1

Cut the SS12 Crystal cup chain

Fold the cup chain in half and snip it at the halfway point with the side cutters. Repeat this process until you reach the desired length for the crystal fringe that will line the edge of the pockets.


Cut the Baguette Crystal Cup chain

Measure the edge of the pocket opening and cut the baguette crystal cup chain to match. If the measurement lines up with the halfway point on the baguette crystal, choose to cut slightly shorter. This is because the chain can expand in length due to the way the crystals are linked together.


Plan out the spacing

Before applying glue to the fabric, lay all the strands of cup chain out where you think they will go on the denim and establish an evenly spaced distribution of cup chain strands.


A good way to figure out an even spacing along the edge of the pocket is to place a strand at either end first, then one at the halfway point, then continue placing strands halfway between the strands that are already in position until you run out of strands. Then you can tweak it as needed until you are happy with how it looks.


Glue down the Cup chains

Use the SuperTite Fusion Tac to glue down the Preciosa Cup chains and allow the glue to dry. You will know when it is fully set because it dries clear, and waterproof.


Sew everything down 

Once the glue is dry use the Thread Magic to condition your thread and then use the size 12 beading needles to sew down all the Cup chains to make your customisation truly hardwearing and festival proof.



Repeat steps 3 to 5 for the other pocket so you’ll have a symmetrical design that will be both flattering and fabulous.


Congratulations you have completed the project!


After completing the sewing process, admire your handiwork and revel in the unique masterpiece you have created. Put on your custom Preciosa Crystals embellished denim shorts and prepare to be the envy of all festival goers. Pair them with your favourite bohemian top, funky accessories, and a confident attitude - the perfect recipe for festival fashion success!