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Getting Started at Craft Fairs with Swarovski Beads

November 01, 2017

Getting Started at Craft Fairs with Swarovski Beads

If you’re getting into craft fairs, then Bluestreak is a great place for your tools, beads, and crystals. We have the largest online collection of Swarovski®, in all sizes, shapes, and colours. Best of all, we sell both wholesale and small packs, so if you’re a beginner, you can learn what you like and what you need, without investing in too much at once.

To get started, what you need is tools. We have a whole page dedicated to tools, so go and check it out. What are you focusing on? Hotfix crystals? Jewellery making? Beads and charms? We carry pliers and cutters for advanced jewellery making, along with wires and thread in many colours, beading needles, hotfix crystal positioner for precision and care, glues, containers, measuring devices, and many more. If you are focused on one area, you can buy these items separately. Not sure what you need? Give us a shout – that little pop-up box in the corner will have someone who can issue you live advice.

Alternatively, take a look at our jewellery making kits. These come in Beginner, Deluxe, and Ultimate. As you can imagine, the Ultimate comes equipped with everything you could ever need or wish for. These kits focus more on jewellery and beads, but there are still plenty of other options for our Swarovski products at craft fairs.

Our hotfix crystals and non hotfix crystals are a huge hit – they’re so easy to use. Why not buy a small pack of our Swarovski flatback mix to get started? Hotfix crystalsare recommended for anything that’s not a delicate fabric, as the glue heats to a very high temperature. Take a plain coin purse, for example, and attach the crystalsclosely together until one side of the purse is covered. This takes time and patience, but it is straightforward and looks so good, you’ll want to make more! If you have a steady hand, try the same thing on a plain, thick banded ring. This looks best with some of our more delicate crystals, coming in sizes as small as 1.4mm.

For home decorations – which are great sellers at fairs – create your own hanging crystals. Our Swarovski pendants in twisted drop shapes come in sizes of 12mm, 20mm, and 30mm, and make a stunning finish to a hanging decoration. Create the rest of the decoration using thread, cord, or wire, and add several lengths with other smaller crystals for a glittering effect.

Check out some of the findings we carry, which come in a variety of rose gold plated, silver plated, gold plated, sterling silver, and Swarovski. These can be used for earrings, necklaces, flower pins, charm bracelets, and even fastenings. There are so many options for jewellery designs with our Swarovski collection, it’s an easy place to lose an hour or two! Grab a pencil and paper and get designing.


Bluestreak Crystals® Crystal Size Chart

The Bluestreak Crystals Size Chart can be found below. To download / print a PDF version of this colour chart, please click here.

Swarovski crystals and beads size chart and guide