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Serinity Crystals Wedding Veil Hotfix Crystal Embellishment Tutorial

April 11, 2024 3 min read

White wedding veil embellished with Hotfix Serinity Crystals from Bluestreak Crystals

Add A Touch Of Sparkle For That Special Day

Are you looking to add a touch of glamour and sparkle to your wedding day without the above and beyond bridal boutique price tag? Look no further than DIY rhinestone embellishments! Beautifully blinged accessories are the perfect way to add a touch of elegance and luxury to your special day, and it can be achieved with a few simple tools and a love for doing the crafting yourself.

Rhinestone embellishments are a popular choice for brides who want to add a bit of dazzle to their wedding attire. Whether you're looking to embellish your gown or your accessories, rhinestones are a fabulously versatile option. And when you choose Serinity Crystals, you're getting a high-quality product that will sparkle and shine all day long.

Please be aware that the number of crystals required will vary depending on the size of the veil you are embellishing along with your choice of design, however the techniques you’ll learn in this tutorial can be applied to any project that involves adding hotfix rhinestones to fabric. We encourage you to take this knowledge and explore the creative potential Serinity Hotfix Crystals can offer!


Apply Online & Buy Swarovski Crystals

Did you know you can still purchase the full range of Swarovski Crystals? Bluestreak Crystals is one of very few remaining worldwide Swarovski Distribution Partners that continue to supply the complete range of Swarovski Crystals to businesses and professionals. If you would like to use Swarovski crystals for your designs, you can register online via our website. The approval process only takes about one week and if you are in a hurry we can fast track your application so you can order Swarovski crystals the same day. 


Component List:

The full list of Swarovski 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
Wedding veil for rhinestone embellishment
Wedding veil of your choice x 1
Serinity Hotfix Flatback Crystals 2088 Round Crystal SS16
Serinity Hotfix Flatback Crystals 2078 Round Crystal SS16 x 1000
Hotfix Flat Back Crystals Applicator Tool
Hotfix Flat Back Crystals Applicator Tool x 1
Magic Sorting Tray
Magic Sorting Tray
x 1
wax picker pen for flat back crystals Wax Crystal Picker Tool
x 1




Step 1

Let the Hotfix Crystal Applicator heat up

Turn on the Hotfix Applicator and rest it on the metal stand provided and allow it to heat up, this should take approximately two minutes. There is a handy red light on the handle that will help you know at a glance that the tool is on and hot.

Step 2

Prepare your surface

Hotfix embellishment involves heat, pressure and molten glue that can be pressed down through the fabric and affect underlying layers. Be sure to protect your work surface and the various layers of your veil by placing a protective sheet under the fabric that you intend to work on. Baking parchment is ideal for this; however, any smooth surface will do. 

Step 3 

Place the rhinestones

Use the Magic Sorting Tray to hold the loose crystals while you’re working with them. The Wax Picker Tool is the easiest way to pick up and place the hotfix flatback crystals on the veil, glue side facing down in the pattern of your chosen design.

Step 4

Apply heat to melt the glue

Hold the Hotfix Applicator by the silicon safety grip handle and press the hot metal tip down onto the positioned crystal for approximately 10 seconds. Heat will conduct down from the tool, through the crystal and into the glue, which will melt and adhere to the fabric. Larger crystals will require a few extra seconds. 


Apply heat to melt the glue


Top Tip: Most veils are made of tule which is a very delicate fabric that will melt if it comes in direct contact with the metal tip of the heat tool. So precision is extremely important and why the Hotfix Applicator is the only way to successfully apply Hotfix Crystals to a veil.

Step 5

Repeat until all crystals are secure

Work your way across your design. In this instance we chose a loose scatter embellishment style to spread out the distribution of rhinestones, enabling the light to still pass through the fabric and prevent any one section of the veil becoming too heavy. Take care to not touch any freshly applied crystals that may still be hot, as they take a few moments to cool down once the tool has been removed from the crystal.


Congratulations you have completed the project !


With just a few simple steps, you can create a dazzling rhinestone embellishment for your wedding veil that will have you looking like a glamorous bride without the hefty price tag. So grab your Serinity Crystals Hotfix Rhinestones and get crafty with this DIY project for your wedding!