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Swarovski Crystals Halloween Skull Rhinestone Embellishment Project

October 11, 2023 3 min read

Black Halloween skull rhinestone embellishment with Swarovski Crystals

Welcome, fellow Halloween lovers and craft enthusiasts, to this step-by-step tutorial on creating a stunning Swarovski Crystals Halloween skull. From creating eerie gothic Halloween decorations to showcasing your fashion-forward crafting skills, this guide will help you achieve a unique and mesmerising centrepiece using sparkling crystals. So grab your supplies and prepare for a hauntingly beautiful project!


Swarovski Crystals - Apply Online

If you are not currently a Swarovski approved customer / business you can apply via our website. Bluestreak Crystals are one of a select few worldwide Swarovski Authorised Distribution Partners which continue to offer the full range of Swarovski Crystals. Alternatively, we would recommend using Serinity Crystals as a perfect substitute for crystal components used in this rhinestone embellishment project. 


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
Skull for rhinestone embellishment Skull of your choice x 1
Swarovski Crystals Dream Mix of Rhinestones
Swarovski Rhinestones Dream Mix Crystal x 1
Ninja SuperTite Fusion Tack Glue Kit
Supertite Fusion Tack Glue Kit x 1
wax picker pen for flat back crystals Wax Crystal Picker Tool x 1
Magic Sorting Tray Magic Sorting Tray x 1




Step 1

Prepare your workspace

Before you begin your project ensure you have a suitable workspace where you have a clear flat surface with plenty of light where you will not be disturbed while you immerse yourself in the satisfyingly intricate work of rhinestone embellishment.

Step 2

Prepare the skull for embellishment

Ensure that the skull is completely clean and ready for gluing. If the surface is shiny, we recommend gently sanding it until there is a rough key. This will help to give the glue a texture to securely grip to.

Step 3

Set up the glue applicator with glue

Fill the syringe part way with Fusion Tack glue by removing the back of the syringe and squeezing the glue into the cavity. Then push the plunger back into the syringe and you’ll be ready to apply tiny and accurate dots of glue. 

Step 4

Apply the glue to one section of the skull

Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue and leave it for a few moments to get tacky. Be careful to not apply too much, otherwise you will risk the glue running in unwanted directions across the gently curving surface that can be found on most skulls. 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.

Step 5

Begin placing the Swarovski Crystals in a rhinestone embellishment style of your choice

Use the Wax Picker Tool to gently place the Swarovski rhinestones onto the glue. On this skull you can see the Scatter rhinestone embellishment style that blends outwards in an ombre giving a spectacular starburst effect. For this style, you can begin by embellishing along the cracked edge around the feature detail and spreading out from there. Try to keep the crystals close together with as few gaps as possible in the most concentrated area for best effect.

Tip: For this project we are using the Swarovski Crystal Dream Mix because it contains a wide range of sizes in large quantities. This item will keep you well supplied for a long time, however if you want a smaller quantity of rhinestone there are other smaller sizes of crystal mix available on our website.


Allow the glue to fully dry

Tidy up the edges and let it dry overnight, once the glue is dry you can rotate the skull and repeat the process for the other side if you so choose.


Congratulations you have completed the project !


Congratulations! You have now transformed a plain Halloween skull into a jaw-dropping gothic masterpiece using Swarovski Flatback Crystals. No matter if it's for an elegant Halloween party or a fashionable seasonal decoration, this stunning piece will surely captivate all who lay eyes on it. Embrace your creativity and craft a Halloween decoration that will leave everyone spellbound. Happy crafting and have a spooktacular Halloween!