Preciosa Crystals Love Island Water Bottle Rhinestone Embellishment
July 12, 20233 min read
If you are obsessed with following the drama of the reality dating show Love Island, then you will instantly recognise this glamorous water bottle that has been customised with rhinestone embellishment using dazzling Preciosa Crystals. The fact that the bottle is customised by hand, makes it an even bigger status symbol than the mass-produced merchandise and will make you truly stand out among your friends! The Rose AB Preciosa Crystals shimmer yellow and blue over the top of the underlying pink shade and is the perfect fabulous touch that will make sure no one tries to steal your bottle at the gym – it’ll very obviously have your name on it!
Follow the steps explained in this easy-to-follow tutorial and you will have your very own perfectly rhinestone embellished water bottle (done in the Love Island style) in no time!
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:
Ensure that the water bottle is completely clean and ready for gluing.
Prepare the glue
Fill the Crystal FX Glue Syringe with enough E6000 Plus Resin Glue for your project, be careful to not take more glue than you need. The easiest way to do this is to place the end of the syringe inside the nozzle of the E6000 Plus glue tube and pull the plunger on the syringe while gently squeezing the tube of glue. This will transfer the glue from the tube to the syringe with minimal mess and exposure to the air.
Guard against air bubbles in the glue syringe
Once the glue is transferred you are likely to have a small air bubble in the syringe, hold the syringe vertically so that the bubble floats to the opening at top and gently push on the stopper, pushing the air out until there is only glue left inside. You can then attach the needle tip, completing the syringe.
Give yourself a guide for your design
For ease we recommend printing out your chosen design onto some paper and slotting it inside the water bottle to act as a guide.
Apply the glue
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue onto the plastic, drawing out your chosen design and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes to get tacky. Be careful to not apply too much, otherwise you will risk the glue running in unwanted directions. We also advise doing this stage in small sections when working on three dimensional objects to minimise the risk of accidentally touching the glue while it’s still wet.
Place the rhinestones
Use the Double Ended Wax Picker Pen to gently place the Preciosa Crystals onto the glue. Be sure to make full use of the different sizes available in the Crystal Size Mix and flex up and down in crystal size to best match the width of the brush stroke in the lettering. Try to keep the crystals close together with as few gaps as possible for best effect.
Tidy up the edges
Tidy up the edges with Isopropyl alcohol if needed and let it dry overnight, once the glue is safely dry you can remove the guide paper from inside the bottle.