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Serinity Crystals Lips Bag Rhinestone Embellishment Project

February 17, 2024 4 min read

Serinity Crystals Lips Bag Rhinestone Embellishment Project

Calling all fashionistas and craft enthusiasts who can't resist a touch of sparkle! If you adore trendy fashion accessories, love all things crafty, and can't resist the allure of rhinestone embellishments, you're in for a treat! In this how-to tutorial, we will guide you step by step on how to add a dazzling rhinestone embellishment to your red lips handbag using Serinity Crystals in various shades of stunning red. Get ready to transform your handbag into a unique fashion statement that is sure to turn heads! 


Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski approved customers can use Swarovski Crystals for this rhinestone embellishment project, they come in exactly the same shape, size and colour of rhinestones and will substitute perfectly for Serinity Crystals. Bluestreak Crystals are one of very few remaining worldwide Swarovski Distribution Partners that continues to supply the complete range of Swarovski Crystals to businesses and professionals. If you are yet to gain approval, simply apply online via our website.


Component List:

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:


Component Image
Component Name / Link To Purchase
Component Quantity
bag for rhinestone embellishment
Bag of your choice x 1
Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Siam SS7
Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Siam SS7
x 50
Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Siam SS7 Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Siam SS16 x 500
Serinity rhinestones in Light Siam SS7 Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Light Siam SS7 x 50
Serinity rhinestones in Light Siam SS16
Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Light Siam SS16 x 1000
Serinity flat back crystals in Padparadscha in SS7 Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Padparadscha SS7 x 50
Serinity flat back crystals in Padparadscha in SS16
Serinity Rhinestones Non Hotfix Padparadscha SS16 x 500
Magic Sorting Tray
Magic Sorting Tray
x 1
wax picker pen for flat back crystals Wax Crystal Picker Tool
x 1
E6000 Plus Glue Kit E6000 Plus Glue Kit
x 1




Step 1

Prepare Your Workspace

For this project you are going to need a large flat, well-lit area to neatly spread out your tools so that everything is in easy reach for the rhinestone embellishment and so that you can leave it to dry without risk of disturbance.

Step 2

Prep the surface of the bag

Before diving into the embellishment process, ensure your red lips bag is clean and free of dirt or grease. If the surface is shiny, gently buff the area with sandpaper so that the surface becomes matt, this will provide a ‘key’ for the glue to grip to, ensuring a strong bond with the resin glue and crystals.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Guard against air bubbles in the glue syringe

Once the plunger is securely back in, you are likely to have a section of air inside the syringe. To fix this simply hold the syringe vertically so that the glue slides down away from the opening at the top and gently push on the plunger, pushing the air out until there is only glue left inside. You can then attach the needle tip, completing the syringe.

Step 5

Apply the glue

Fill the Crystal FX syringe part way with E6000 resin glue and cover the outside border with a thin line of glue. Allow 10 minutes for the glue to become tacky, this section of glue will have approximately one hour of work time before it starts drying and will take 24 hours to fully cure. 

Step 6

Place the crystals

Use the Magic Sorting Tray for storing the crystals while you work and use the Wax Picker Tool to pick up and place each rhinestone onto the lips handbag using concentric lines, beginning with the outer edge. When filling a shape, it is best to start with the outline and work your way in as this helps you guarantee nice clean edges. As you progress with the design use the Siam as the shadows, Light Siam as the main colour of the lips and then use Padparadscha for the highlights. Towards the end of the embellishment, you will have small gaps that the SS16 crystals will be too big for, fill these remains gaps with the SS7 rhinestones.

Top Tip:  If you would like to view a video tutorial of this embellishment you can watch the process unfold along with helpful tips along the way from a one of our Crystal Creatives over on our YouTube Channel: 




Let the glue dry

Allow the glue to dry overnight, once the glue is safely dry it is ready to wear and is waterproof so if you find yourself dealing in bad weather you won’t have to worry about crystals falling off!


Congratulations you have completed the project !


With the help of Serinity Crystals, your creative touch, and a little patience, you can transform any ordinary handbag into a fashion masterpiece. Adding rhinestone embellishments to your red lips handbag allows you to showcase your unique style and love for all things sparkly. So, grab your supplies and let your imagination soar as you embark on this fabulous rhinestone adventure. Don't be afraid to let your personality shine through your customised handbag!