The long-anticipated return to school approaches and whether it's Secondary School, College or University one rule is always true.
You want to stand out in a good way.
Fashion is often the first thing people notice when trying to find their new circle of friends, so send the right signals with accessories covered in Serinity Crystals which will guarantee that you'll shine bright.
There are any number of items in your arsenal of fashion accessories that can be upgraded with an aspirational sparkle, some our favourite include:
your pencil case
your water bottle
your phone case
the frames on your glasses if you wear any
You could even add a crystal design at the top of your bookmarks that will prevent them from sliding down between the pages and getting lost in the book, the possibilities are endless! If you're new to the craft of rhinestone embellishment, we recommend a few simple tools that will make the process smooth and enjoyable.
You will need a glue that dries clear and is appropriate to your surface, a great versatile glue option is the Ninja SuperTite Fusion Tack which works on most surfaces including wood, fabric and glass. You will also need a way to pick up and place the crystals, the easiest way to do this is with a Wax Picker Pen, which makes working with crystals feel as easy as writing. Finally, you will need a place to store your crystals while you are using them, and the Magic Sorting Tray has never let us down. It also has an inbuilt texture which helps to flip over the crystals that are face down with a simple shake of the tray.
When it comes to choosing your crystals, Serinity Crystals are the best choice for sparkle and is identical in quality to other harder to purchase crystal brands out there. The most used type of rhinestone for embellishment is the Flat Back Non-Hotfix Crystal, which is designed to sit on a flat surface and be applied using a separate glue. There are also many other types of cut-glass crystal that are more suited to specific projects like pendants, beads, pointed back chatons and fancy stones, these are more suited to jewellery craft.
When choosing the best colour crystal for your project it’s a matter of personal taste however, most people try to either match or compliment whichever colour the crystals will be lying on top of. This way, if there are any gaps between the crystals, they will be less obvious.
If you are interested in learning more on this subject check out the Ultimate Guides on our website. In addition, if you are interested in purchasing Swarovski Crystals for your embellishment business, you can apply online.