Wedding Fascinator Embellishment With Preciosa Rhinestones
June 24, 20233 min read
Are you a fashionable wedding guest who also loves to craft a uniquely personal style? Are you constantly on the lookout for fabulous accessories that will make you stand out from the crowd? Look no further than this fascinator rhinestone embellishment project with Preciosa rhinestones!
Simply follow the step below and you will have a fascinator that is fabulously covered in Preciosa rhinestones, which is sure to turn heads and make you the envy of all the other wedding guests.
The full list of Preciosa 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:
Fill the Syringe with enough SuperTite Fusion Tack Glue for your project, be careful to not take more glue than you need. The easiest way to do this is to remove the plunger from the back of the syringe and then slowly squeeze the glue into the tube, so that the glue gently runs down one side without reaching the opening at the other end. It is important that air can pass out the other end without affecting the glue inside at this stage. Then reinsert the plunger as carefully as you can – you will face resistance because the seal needs to be airtight, the plunger is successfully reattached when you hear it pop into place.
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.
Apply the glue
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a line of glue along the folds of the crinoline and in any other locations where you want some sparkle. Due to the extremely thin weave of some crinolines we recommend applying the glue thickly enough that when a crystal is pressed down onto the glue, the glue will squish down and wrap around the crinoline fibre allowing for a more secure grip. We also recommend choosing locations in the design where the material is slightly thicker, such as where the crinoline folds, along seem lines and on ribbon edges.
Place the rhinestones
Use the Double Ended Wax Picker Pen to gently place the Preciosa rhinestones onto the glue. You can either choose to follow an existing pattern that already exists on the fascinator, or you can follow the edges of the material, or create a loose scatter, which will make a small number of crystals go a long way. On our example we did a combination of highlighting the folds on one side with and ombre scatter on the other. It is best to frequently step back and consider the balance of the overall design. Do you want all the crystals tightly packed in one spot or do you want the sparkle to feel evenly distributed across the whole piece? For more information on embellishment styles, we recommend our Ultimate Guide to Rhinestone Embellishment, which can be found in the Resources section of our website.
Allow the glue to dry
Leave the glue to dry for at least an hour, the drying time may vary depending on how thickly you applied the glue. You will know it is dry when you can no longer see any white glue, this is because Fusion Tack Glue dries clear as well as waterproof.