Swarovski Rhinestones Hip Flask Embellishment Project
April 24, 20233 min read
Swarovski Rhinestones can add spectacular glamour even to the most utilitarian of practical designs. The classic hip flask for example, which is usually left completely smooth in appearance, can be transformed into a glittering status symbol that you will be proud to store your finest liquor in. So follow the simple step by step instructions in this guide and you have a fashionable Swarovski rhinestone embellished hip flask, that’s worthy of your style as you take your rightful place at the heart of the party!
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The full list of Swarovski rhinestones, 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 hipflask is completely clean and ready for gluing. If the metal 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.
Set up the glue applicator with resin 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 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.
Apply the glue to one side of the hipflask
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue onto the sanded metal 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 gently curving surface that can be found on most hipflasks. 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.
Begin placing the Swarovski rhinestones in an embellishment style of your choice
Use the Double Ended Wax Picker Pen to gently place the Paradise Shine Swarovski rhinestones onto the glue. On this hip flask you can see the Honeycomb rhinestone embellishment style. For this style begin by embellishing along the straight edge at one end and work across the hip flask in interlocking straight rows. Try to keep the crystals close together with as few gaps as possible for best effect.
Allow the resin glue to fully dry
Tidy up the edges and let it dry overnight, once the glue is dry you can flip the hip flask over and repeat the process for the other side.