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Winter Glamour with Hotfix Crystals

Winter is upon us, but all this layering and covering up doesn’t mean you have to forgo stylishness when the snow comes. Here are some of our favourite ideas, using Swarovski® hotfix crystals, to brighten up your wardrobe, accessories, and yourself this winter...

One of our favourite things about winter is finally bringing back those heeled boots that have been tucked away for months. Simple, stylish, and warm for your feet, it is an easy way to vamp up jeans and a jumper during the colder months. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to turn those boots into evening wear with extra sparkle, adding Swarovski® hotfix crystals is a budget-friendly and easy way to do so. Sparkles and gems are definitely in this season, so add a few hotfix crystals around the edges, spread out at the toes, or grouped together on the chunky heel of your boots. Our flatback crystals come in a variety of sizes; for example, our round hotfix dark grey crystals in sizes of 2.8mm or 3.9mm grouped together on a heel would look fantastic on a black boot.

Feeling frumpy in your thick jumpers? Add some details and colours to your sweaters with Swarovski®. If you’re a beginner looking for subtle charm for your wardrobe, add a few evenly spaced crystals along the neck of your jumper – and maybe some at the cuffs. You can go plain with our Crystal AB or Chalkwhite crystals, or alternatively, brighten it up with some colourful crystals, like our Amethyst, Blush Rose, and Cobalt Shimmer. You could also add a line of crystals along the length of your sleeves, or opt for a statement pattern, or a cluster at the shoulders. There are so many options, all you need is a little creativity and courage to take the plunge!

If you would prefer to stick to glamming up your accessories instead of your wardrobe, why not bedazzle your gloves, purses, and clutch bags? We carry motifs in hotfix transfers which are super easy to apply and can go right onto your bag or purse to add a design to a plain canvas. Our crystals are multi-faceted so you'll glimmer wherever you go! If you have a pair of plain gloves, add a few colourful hotfix crystals. We carry a mixture of sizes and shapes, so you can mix and match, and we also carry Swarovski® flatback pearl cabochons, which look simply stunning on a pair of plain black gloves.

It may seem daunting to start gluing crystals onto your things if you’ve never done it before. Not to worry, we have our very own hotfix applicator with LED light, as well as a hotfix applicator kit. These come with comprehensive instructions so you'll know exactly what you’re doing. It’s a good idea to practise on some old fabric first, but you will soon get the hang of it and possibly become addicted! If you need any help, we are on hand, by email, phone, or web chat. Just give us a shout so you can get tips and ideas for whatever you want to decorate.

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Swarovski® Crystals Size Guide Table

We have two Swarovski® Crystal Size Guides to help you choose the right size for your Swarovski® Beads and Crystals. This one includes measurements in mm and inches, the other found here includes a visual representation of the crystal size.

Swarovski Size Classification

PP=Pearl Plate (usually used for smaller stones)
SS=Stone Size (mostly used for medium-large stones)

Size in mm

Size in inches

PP 1 / SS 000

0.80–0.90 mm

0.032–0.035 in.

PP 2 / SS 00

0.90–1.00 mm

0.035–0.039 in.

PP 3 / SS 0

1.00–1.10 mm

0.039–0.043 in.

PP 4 / SS 1

1.10–1.20 mm

0.043–0.047 in.

PP 5 / SS 2

1.20–1.30 mm

0.047–0.051 in.

PP 6 / SS 2

1.30–1.35 mm

0.051–0.053 in.

PP 7 / SS 3

1.35–1.40 mm

0.053–0.055 in.

PP 8 / SS 3

1.40–1.50 mm

0.055–0.059 in.

PP 9 / SS 4

1.50–1.60 mm

0.059–0.063 in.

PP 10 / SS 4

1.60–1.70 mm

0.063–0.067 in.

PP 11 / SS 5

1.70–1.80 mm

0.067–0.071 in.

PP 12 / SS 5

1.80–1.90 mm

0.071–0.075 in.

PP 13 / SS 6

1.90–2.00 mm

0.075–0.079 in.

PP 14 / SS 6

2.00–2.10 mm

0.079–0.083 in.

PP 15 / SS 7

2.10–2.20 mm

0.083–0.087 in.

PP 16 / SS 7

2.20–2.30 mm

0.087–0.091 in.

PP 17 / SS 8

2.30–2.40 mm

0.091–0.095 in.

PP 18 / SS 8

2.40–2.50 mm

0.095–0.098 in.

PP 19 / SS 9

2.50–2.60 mm

0.098–0.10 in.

PP 20 / SS 9

2.60–2.70 mm

0.10–0.106 in.

PP 21 / SS 10

2.70–2.80 mm

0.106–0.11 in.

PP 22 / SS 10

2.80–2.90 mm

0.11 in.

PP 23 / SS 11

2.90–3.00 mm

0.11–0.12 in.

PP 24 / SS 12

3.00–3.20 mm

0.12–0.13 in.

PP 25 / SS 13

3.20–3.30 mm

0.13 in.

PP 26 / SS 13

3.30–3.40 mm

0.133 in.

PP 27 / SS 14

3.40–3.50 mm

0.133–0.14 in.

PP 28 / SS 14

3.50–3.60 mm

0.14 in.

PP 29 / SS 15

3.60–3.70 mm

0.14–0.15 in.

PP 30 / SS 1

3.70–3.80 mm

0.15 in.

PP 31 / SS 16

3.80–4.00 mm

0.15–0.16 in.

PP 32 / SS 17

4.00–4.10 mm

0.16 in.

PP 33 / SS 17

4.10–4.20 mm

0.16–0.17 in.

SS 18

4.20–4.40 mm

0.17 in.

SS 19

4.40–4.60 mm

0.17–0.18 in.

SS 20

4.60–4.80 mm

0.18–0.19 in.

SS 21

4.80–4.90 mm

0.19 in.

SS 22

4.90–5.10 mm

0.19–0.20 in.

SS 23

5.10–5.27 mm

0.20–0.21 in.

SS 24

5.27–5.44 mm

0.21 in.

SS 25

5.44–5.61 mm

0.21–0.22 in.

SS 26

5.61–5.78 mm

0.22–0.23 in.

SS 27

5.78–5.96 mm

0.23 in.

SS 28

5.96–6.14 mm

0.23–0.24 in.

SS 29

6.14–6.32 mm

0.24–0.25 in.

SS 30

6.32–6.50 mm

0.25–0.26 in.

SS 31

6.50–6.68 mm

0.26 in.

SS 32

6.68–6.87 mm

0.26–0.27 in.

SS 33

6.87–7.07 mm

0.27–0.28 in.

SS 34

7.07–7.27 mm

0.28–0.29 in.

SS 35

7.27–7.48 mm

0.29–0.30 in.

SS 36

7.48–7.70 mm

0.30 in.

SS 37

7.70–7.93 mm

0.30–0.31 in.

SS 38

7.93–8.16 mm

0.31–0.32 in.

SS 39

8.16–8.41 mm

0.32–0.33 in.

SS 40

8.41–8.67 mm

0.33–0.34 in.

SS 41

8.67–8.95 mm

0.34–0.35 in.

SS 42

8.95–9.23 mm

0.35–0.36 in.

SS 43

9.23–9.53 mm

0.36–0.38 in.

SS 44

9.53–9.85 mm

0.38–0.39 in.

SS 45

9.85–10.19 mm

0.39–0.40 in.

SS 46

10.19–10.54 mm

0.40–0.41 in.

SS 47

10.54–10.91 mm

0.41–0.43 in.

SS 48

10.91–11.30 mm

0.43–0.45 in.

SS 49

11.30–11.72 mm

0.45–0.46 in.

SS 50

11.72–11.97 mm

0.46–0.47 in.

SS 55

12.97–13.22 mm

0.51–0.52 in.

SS 60

14.22–14.47 mm

0.56–0.57 in.

SS 65

15.47–15.72 mm

0.57–0.62 in.

SS 70

16.72–16.97 mm

0.66–0.67 in.

SS 75

17.97–18.22 mm

0.71–0.72 in.

 
 
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