Brew Some Creativity: Transform Your Coffee Mug with Serinity Crystals
Calling all craft enthusiasts and coffee lovers! Are you looking for a clever way to add a touch of glamour to your daily caffeine companion? Look no further than the enchanting world of crystal embellishments. In this how to guide, we will show you how to elevate your coffee mug game by gluing stunning Serinity crystals onto your favourite cup. Get ready to sip your morning brew in style while showcasing your crafty prowess. Let's dive right in!
Rhinestone embellishments have long been admired for their ability to add instant charm to any object, and coffee mugs are no exception. With a plethora of colours and styles available, Serinity crystals can bring a touch of magic and personalized flair to your mundane mornings.
Before starting your crafty endeavour, make sure you have all the necessary materials. Grab a clean coffee mug, a collection of Serinity crystals in your preferred shades, we have made a few recommendations below to help get you started.
If you are an approved Swarovski customer, you can also use Swarovski Crystals for this project, they come in exactly the same shape, size and colour of beads and will substitute perfectly for Serinity Crystals. Bluestreak Crystals are one of very few remaining Swarovski Distribution Partners and can supply the entire range of Swarovski Crystals to businesses and professionals.
The full list of Serinity 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 mug 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 this project we are using the outlines on the initial as our guide and we will keep all of our crystals within these edges.
Apply the glue
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue onto the ceramic, 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 crystals
Use the Wax Picker Pen to gently place the Serinity Crystals onto the glue. Be sure to make full use of the different sizes available on our website to select the best sizes for the initial on your mug and flex up and down in crystal size to best match the width of the the lettering. Try to keep the crystals close together with as few gaps as possible for best effect.
Let the glue dry
Tidy up the edges with Isopropyl alcohol if needed and let it dry overnight, once the glue is safely dry you can turn the mug over and to the same for the initial on the other side.
Congratulations you have completed the project !
Unleash your imagination and make your mornings, and coffee breaks, brighter with the power of craft and coffee combined. By embellishing your favourite coffee mug with Serinity crystals, you can showcase your creative flair and add a touch of elegance to your daily routine. So, set aside some time, gather your supplies, and let your coffee mug reflect your crafty personality. Get ready to enjoy your mornings with a little extra sparkle!
Remember, it's not just a coffee mug anymore; it's an artistic expression!