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How to Embellish Accessories with Preciosa Flatback Crystals

May 01, 2022 2 min read

How to Embellish Accessories with Preciosa Flatback Crystals

Accessories have long been thought of as the key to setting off any outfit. In the past, we were often advised to have as many hats, bags and shoes as possible, and to purchase new versions as seasons and fashions changed. In today’s more environmentally conscious world, we have discovered many ways to reuse existing accessories and bring old items back to life. One of the best ways to do this is to embellish your accessories with Preciosa Flatback Crystals.

Many colours and shapes to choose from

We have a wide range of colours and shapes available in Preciosa Flatback Crystals, including AB colours which you won't find elsewhere. This variety will allow you to embellish different accessories and sets with completely different looks and designs. You could choose to create a pattern out of just one type of shape, or, for larger projects, incorporate a variety for a one-of-a-kind design.

Repurpose shoes

Durable, comfortable shoes are an investment. However, once they’re out of season or you no longer love their look, there’s no need to throw them away and buy new. Embellishing your shoes with Preciosa Flatbacks will jazz them up so much that they’ll look like an entirely different pair. Whether you’d like to go for a subtler look with a few strategically placed shapes, or opt for a total makeover with a more outlandish design, is entirely up to you. Experiment on smaller pieces until you know what would be perfect for your outfit choices.

Formalise a casual bag

Preciosa Flat Back Crystals can be used to adapt a casual shoulder bag into smart wear that will set off your favourite evening outfit. Simply decorate the front or the strap – or both – with your favourite shapes and colours. If you’d like inspiration, try an online search for embellishment ideas. On the other hand, you may prefer to sketch out some possible designs first. And if you’re a spontaneous artist, just sit down with your bag and shapes and start creating!

Great value shapes

Bringing your old accessories to life with Preciosa Flatback Crystals embellishments will likely save you a lot of money, compared to purchasing all new bags and shoes. The shapes are affordable, and our wholesale packs offer even greater value for money. If you are considering embellishing accessories for other people, or selling your creations, you might want to check out our trade accounts. The minimum spend is £100 per month, and with a trade account you’re able to purchase shapes at the lowest prices.

The video below on the Bluestreak Crystals YouTube channel provides an quick overview of the glues available in our online shop:

The Bluestreak Crystals YouTube channel is our creative hub for crystal embellishment and crafting tutorials, and a perfect place for inspiration for your next project. Subscribe for regular updates and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team.