Unleash your Creative Side with Serinity Rhinestones! Mornings can be a struggle, but a warm cup of coffee helps kick-start the day. As a crafter, you understand the importance of personalised items, and your favourite cup shouldn't be an exception. Embellishing your cup with Serinity Rhinestones can make your mornings more special and help you feel like the boss you are!
Not only is it a fun project, but using these beautiful crystals can transform an ordinary cup into a unique work-of-art that reflects your personality and creativity. Adding that extra sparkle is the perfect way to invigorate your mornings and make your coffee break special. So, gather your supplies, grab a cup of coffee, and let's begin!
The full list of 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 cup is completely clean and ready for gluing. If the porcelain surface is shiny and you’re aiming for full solid crystal coverage, we recommend gently sanding it until there is a rough key. This will help to give the glue a texture to securely grip to, however sanding is unnecessary for individual crystals.
Set up the glue applicator with resin glue
Fill the Glue Syringe from the Resin Glue kit 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 resin glue
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. For this project we chose the 16 gauge purple applicator tip as it gives a smaller dot of glue.
Apply the glue to one side of the cup
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin line or small bots of glue onto the cup 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 across the curving surface of the coffee cup. We also advise doing this stage in small sections when working on round, three dimensional objects to minimise the risk of accidentally touching the glue while it’s still wet.
Begin placing the Serinity Crystals in a rhinestone embellishment style of your choice
Use the Double Ended Wax Picker Pen to gently place the Serinity rhinestones onto the glue. On this cup you can see we based our crystal placement on the pre-existing design on the cup, using larger crystals to neatly fill the “T” and small SS5 crystals to add a pop of sparkle to the scattered stars using the colour emerald. Feel free to customise the crystal colour and placement to suit the design of your chosen cup and if you have a completely plain cup you can experiment with the “Gridlines”, “Honeycomb” or “Scatter” embellishment styles. For more information on different embellishment styles, we recommend our Ultimate Guide To Rhinestone Embellishment which can be found on our website.
Allow the resin glue to fully dry
Tidy up the edges and let it dry for minimum 2 hours, once the glue is dry you can rotate the cup and continue the process for the other sides until you are happy with your complete design. Leave the glue to cure overnight and it’s ready to wash and use!