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Sprinkle Your Bikini with Sparkles & Shimmer in the Sunshine!
DIY Swarovski Crystal Embellished Swimsuits
Learn how easy and fun it is to embellish your crocheted swimsuits and/or bikini’s using Swarovski Crystal Flatback Rhinestones. Enhance your bathing suits by adding Swarovski Crystals to them to instantly upgrade your beach style!
This is a perfect summer or Birthday party DIY project for yourself, your friends, your kiddos and/or grand-kids. Create your own personalized swimsuit sprinkled with sparkles, and watch as they shimmer in the sunshine and dance along with you as you enjoy all that summer has to offer!
Click here to choose your favorite colors from the huge variety available in the Swarovski Crystal Hot Fix Flatback Rhinestones.
Swarovski Crystals Used in this DIY Project Include the Following Colors:
Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs 2078-16ss Aquamarine Hotfix (26 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs 2078-16ss Black Diamond Hotfix (26 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs 2078-16ss Rose Peach Hotfix (26 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Flat Backs 2078-16ss Yellow Opal Hotfix (26 pieces)
1x Bikini, white
Or you can use a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix Tool to apply the stones
Use the BeJeweler Pro Elecrtric Rhinestone Setter for Many Applications
Instructions on Applying the Swarovski Crystals to your Bikini
STEP 1: Place Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix style 2078 onto the bikini. Place a transfer film on top of the Swarovski Crystals and iron the transfer film to adhere the crystals onto the bikini. Gently pull the transfer film back. If any of the crystals do not stick, replace transfer film and iron once more.
If you are applying Swarovski Crystals to bathing suits that are not breathable, then it is best to use the Non Hot Fix Flatback Rhinestones and use the E6000 glue. The Crystal Katana is a fabulous tool that will pick up the Crystal Rhinestones and place them exactly where you want them. It’s a dream tool and will make your life and Flatback projects soooooo much easier!
Hope you have fun enhancing your bathing suits this summer!
Now it’s time to lose the phone, hit the beach, and chill!!
Love in Every Bead ~ A Special Mother’s Day Necklace Design Inspiration!
Here’s one of my most cherished pictures of my wonderful Mom and I
Mother’s Day is that extra special time to reflect on the love and caring nature Mother’s give to their children. I feel incredibly lucky to have a mother who continues to be there for me and love me unconditionally. It’s the absolute greatest gift in the world and I’m always humbled by the power of love.
This beautiful quote by Yogananda expresses the divine quality of a Mother’s love;
“The Mother’s love is not given to us to spoil us with indulgence, but to soften our hearts, that we may in turn soften others with kindness.”
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I made a special Swarovski Crystal and Pearl necklace for my Mom to honor and celebrate everything she means to me. She is always so sweet in loving everything I make her.
For Easter, I made her a sparkling Swarovski Crystal bracelet with spring tones and she wore it for a week straight. My Dad said she wore it on their nature walks and she would say “Harmony’s coming on the walk with us“. That literally melted my heart! I just thought that was the absolute sweetest! I pour my heart and energy into making jewelry for my friends and family and for my Mom to feel closer to me through the jewelry I make her, is incredibly touching.
Here’s the Swarovski Crystal and Pearl tassel necklace I made this Mother’s Day. I hope this design inspires you to make something extra special for your Mom, or if you’re a Mom who loves to make jewelry, it’s time to treat yo’ self!
Stylish Trend Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace
I wanted to make a soft and elegant necklace that had a touch of whimsical style. I Looooved how it turned out, I made one for myself too 🙂
The style 5810 wholesale Swarovski Pearls that I used were in the color Platinum. Platinum is a wonderful neutral tone that goes with just about everything and even better, you can pair it with Gold or Silver tones and it looks beautiful with both!
You can even mix the goldish hues of the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow, with the light silver tones of Crystal Silver Shade together and it looks dreamy!
My Mom wears gold, so I made her’s with gold accents and mine with silver accents.
I mostly used the 5810-6mm and 8mm sized Swarovski Pearls and the 3mm and 4mm in one area for a tiny graduation up from the Crystal beads.
I especially wanted to incorporate the new Swarovski stylish 5058 Baroque Bead for it’s elegant and timeless shape. I used the 5058-10mm and 14mm Crystal Golden Shadow Baroque Beads as highlights, surrounded by style 5000-6mm and 8mm Round Beads and 5328-4mm and 6mm Bicone Beads all in the matching Crystal Golden Shadow effect.
Jewelry Design Inspiration Swarovski Crystal and Pearl Tassel Necklace
I added some little gold flower elements to accentuated the Pearls and Crystals, which complimented the gold tones in the Swarovski Crystal Golden Shadow beautifully.
Swarovski Crystal Necklace Design Inspiration
I finished off the necklace with a gold clasp and a tassel that matched the Platinum Pearl color perfectly! I found the tassel at my local Jo-Ann Fabric and craft stores not in the jewelry section, but in the fabric tassel section.
The last Crystal that I added at the bottom, for a nice touch of sparkle, was the 6871-28mm Swarovski Crystal Buddha Pendant in Crystal Silver Shade.
I hope this Mother’s Day Necklace Design has inspired you to make your Mom or yourself something beautiful to love, admire and enjoy!
Happy Mother’s Day to All of You Wonderful Mothers Out There!
Wishing you a day full of LOVE!