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Ballroom Bling with Sew-on Swarovski Crystals

December 06, 2017

Ballroom Bling with Sew-on Swarovski Crystals

We love the fact that when it comes to our Bluestreak Crystals customers, no two are alike. We love seeing our customer creations and their successful Swarovski projects, crystal applications, home-made jewellery kits, and more. From nail art to clothing alteration to costume designs, there are so many ways to incorporate our huge collection of Swarovski products into your life. So, let’s look at some inspiration for some of our most glamorous and glitzy customers: dancers.

Our collection of Swarovski sew-on crystals is the perfect addition for your dance and ballroom costumes, and a popular choice for our customers. While hotfix crystalsare often used, they are not recommended with delicate fabrics such as silk or chiffon, or even leather in many cases. For dance costumes, we recommend sew-on crystals, which require a steady hand and some patience, but when applied correctly, withstand wear and tear with little chance of damaging the costume material.

For large patterns and statement crystal applications, our Swarovski peardrop crystals are a perfect complement. These multi-faceted crystals come in sizes from 12mm to 28mm and are a huge hit. We carry a large variety of colours, like the stunning and eye-catching Erinite, autumnal Copper, and Black Diamond Shimmer, plus many others. These can be purchased in small or wholesale packs.

A popular technique for applying our Swarovski peardrop crystals is for a statement neckline on skin-coloured fabric. Apply several of the peardrop crystals around and down from the neckline, inches apart in a waterfall style. Once the peardrop crystals are in place, add in some smaller Swarovski Xirius Lochrose crystals. These round crystals are attached from the centre and come in either 7mm or from 3mm-8mm. Fill in the gaps between the peardrop crystals at the neckline to acquire the look you want.

Our circular lochrose crystals are also a popular choice for dance costumes that come in bra and skirt sets. Cover your bra cup with these tiny jewels for a glimmering effect while you shine on the dancefloor. If your skirt is lacking in sparkle, you can also opt for our Swarovski sew-on shapes. We carry shapes like cosmic baguette, galactic, rectangle, bow tie, heart, hexagon, triangle, and more.

Even if you are new to the art of DIYing your costumes, Bluestreak Crystals is a great place to start. We have tons of information to help you out with techniques and ideas – just drop us a line via email, freephone, or web live chat – and our choice of small and wholesale packs means you can test out small samples of crystals on practice pieces of fabric, so you have an idea of what you’re doing. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be hooked!

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