Colorful Crystal Bikini Design & Instructions ~ DIY Summer Fashion!

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to crystalize a bikini

DIY Colorful Polka Dots Bikini

Go girlie and get the ’70s vibe with this pretty crocheted polka-dot bikini sprinkled with sunshine, thanks to Yellow Opal Flat Back Hotfix from Swarovski. Now lose the phone, head for the beach, and chill!

Adding Swarovski Crystals to your bathing suit is super simple with the Hot Fix Rhinestones. Simply place the stones where you want them and iron them on, it’s as easy as that! You can also use a Bejeweler Pro Hot Fix applicator to apply the stones individually. You can use the colors in this project or customize it with your favorite colors. Click here to choose from a beautiful selection of colors and sizes:

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in Hot Fix

Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit step by step instructions

SWAROVSKI Crystals Used in this Project

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Aquamarine Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Black Diamond Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Rose Peach Hotfix 26 pieces

Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks 2078 16ss Yellow Opal Hotfix 26 pieces

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Free Swarovski Crystal Instructions on how to add crystals to a bikini bathing suit

STEP 1: Place Swarovski Flat Backs Hotfix art. 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.

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Keep Smiling & Keep Shining!

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DIY Fashionably Warm Swarovski Crystal Mittens! The Perfect Sparkling Gift To Warm Hands & Hearts!

DIY Mittens with Swarovski Crystal embellishments

Baby it’s cold outside!

The magical holiday season is in full swing, snow outside and its getting cozy inside.
It’s the perfect magic atmosphere to get creative and prepare your Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Years presents for your loved ones. Making gifts you know they will wear and love is always extra special! Here is a fun project that is both practical and beautiful for all those people in your life who like to be warm and fashionable!

Take an old knitted jumper and turn it into gorgeous mittens. It’s a combination of different DIY techniques with cutting, sewing and stitching. They are the perfect sparkling gift to warm their hands… and their heart!

DIY Mittens with Swarovski Crystal embellishments instructions

Below are the SWAROVSKI Crystals along with the supplies and tools you will need for this project. Let your creativity be your guide by incorporating your favorite colors and styles into your personalized style!

SWAROVSKI Crystals

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Light Chrome

Swarovski Crystal 3188-4mm Lochrose Sew On Stones Crystal Light Chrome 56 pieces (contact me for details)

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Crystal Scarabeaus Green

Swarovski Crystal 3188-5mm Lochrose Sew-on Stones Crystal Scarabeaus Green 24 pieces (contact me for details)

Swarovski Crystal 3188 Clear

Swarovski Crystal 3188-5mm Lochrose Sew-on Stones Clear Crystal  24 pieces

Swarovski 3259-Crystal

Swarovski Crystal 3259-12mm Heart Sew-on Stones 6 pieces of Clear Crystal.

Supplies and Tools

Supplies: 5mm Nylon thread,0.5mm, transparent, Jumper/sweater (recycle an old one)

Tools: Pencil, Scissors, Sewing machine, Sewing needle

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Step-by-Step Instructions

STEP 1: Trace the outline of your hand on a piece of tracing paper and cut the pattern out; repeat for the other hand or just mirror the first one. Place the pattern over an old jumper or sweater and cut out the shape adding 5mm to the edge of the border. See the illustrations for clarification of this step.

STEP 2: Place the front-sides on top of each other and sew the mitten together. Turn the sewn mitten right side out. Repeat for the other mitten.

STEP 3: Sew all the Swarovski Crystals on the material list onto the mittens as depicted in our illustrations with this step.

Keep cozy creating these warm and sparkly mittens!

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DIY Quick & Easy Christmas Decorations Or Ornaments For The Gift Giving Season!

Swarovski Crystal DIY Ornaments Nastalgic Moments

The Holidays are quickly approaching and with this busy time of year, it can become overwhelming quickly! Let’s all stay calm and b-r-e-a-t-h-e. This  is a special time of year for a reason. It gives us the opportunity to fill our hearts with extra love and gratitude for all of the positivity in our life. It’s a beautiful time to open our hearts and graciously give thanks to everyone in our life who mean so much to us.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the right gift to give someone or you may not know what to make. Well here is some great inspiration for you! For those who celebrate Christmas, making a special sparkling ornament or decoration is always a wonderful gift! Each year they will pull it out, think of you and be filled with joy! A gift that keeps on giving is ALWAYS a win, win!

These DIY Swarovski Crystal Christmas decorations or ornaments are very easy to make and will be enjoyed for years to come!

Let’s get started!

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Swarovski Crystals you will need for this project are listed below, but have fun and personalize it with your own favorite Swarovski Crystal styles and colors!

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Swarovski Crystal Round Beads 5000-14mm

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Swarovski Crystal 6106 Pearshape Pendants

Tools & Supplies

Supplies 1x Cookie cutter tree, silver, 11 x 8 cm Ribbon satin, dark red, 3 mm, 60 cm Tools Scissors

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Swarovski Wild Heart Crystal Pendant

Swarovski Crystal 6240-14mm  Wild Heart Pendant

Tools & Supplies

Supplies 1x Cookie cutter angel, silver, 11 x 8 cm Ribbon satin, dark red, 3 mm, 60 cm Tools Scissors

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Version 1 STEP 1: Thread a satin ribbon through a Swarovski Bead article 5000 14 mm Crystal, a Swarovski Pendant article 6106 38 mm Crystal Red Magma and then back through the Bead again. One end of the ribbon should be 20 cm long and the length of the other end should be around 40 cm. Tie a knot leaving a gap of 5cm as shown in the illustrations.

STEP 2: Thread the ribbon ends through the tree shaped cookie cutter and tie a double knot. Form a 7 cm loop in the ribbon and thread the ribbon under the previous knot.

STEP 3: Tie a knot as shown in the illustrations and repeat one more time to tie another knot in the same place.

Version 2 STEP 1: Thread a satin ribbon through a Swarovski Pendant article 6240 18 mm Wild Heart Pendant Crystal Antique Pink. Leaving one end 40 cm long and the other end 20 cm long, tie a knot leaving a gap of 2.5 cm.

STEP 2: Repeat step 2 from the first instruction using an angle cookie cutter. Form a 7 cm loop in the ribbon and thread the ribbon end under the previous knot.

STEP3: Repeat step 3 from the first instruction and tie the knots to secure the ribbon and pendant.

Hope you have fun with this crystal project, creating gifts and decorations for all to enjoy!

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DIY Design Project ~ Sparkling Little Black Dress

Swarovski Crystal Little Black Dress DIY

DIY Sparkling Little Black Dress

“You’re never over-dressed or under-dressed in a little black dress.” Karl Lagerfeld knows a thing or two about style, so who are we to disagree? This glamorous LBD fits the description perfectly: with Swarovski crystals snaking down from neckline to hem, it’s flattering and endlessly versatile, taking you from desk to drinks, or dinner to dancing.

The Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sew-On Stones used to make this dress are just a few styles to choose from the virtual endless shapes, sizes and colors that you can use to create your own personalize style.

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Swarovski Crystals used in this design:

3256-14×8.5mm Galactic Sew-On Stone in Jet (18 pieces)

Swarovski Crystal 3256 Sew On Stone Jet Black

Swarovski 5328-3mm Xilion Bicone Beads Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2x

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Swarovski 5328-3mm Xilion Bicone Beads Jet

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Swarovski 5328-4mm Xilion Bicone Beads Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2x

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Swarovski Crystal 5378-14mm Cross Beads Jet

Swarovski Crystal 5378 Cross Beads Jet Black

Supplies and Tools:

Supplies include a black dress, and a black button hole silk.

Tools include a beading needle and scissors.

Level of design: Beginner

DIY Swarovski Crystal Little Black Dress Design and Instructions Step 1

Cut 1mm long black button silk. Sew all the Swarovski crystals in the material list onto the black dress as shown in the illustrations with this step

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Other popular effects include:

Crystal Silver Night                                           Crystal Light Chrome

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Keep smiling and keep sparkling!

DIY Swarovski Sandals ~ Sparkle Every Step of the Way!

DIY Swarovski Crystal Flip Flops Design and Instructions

Step out in style this summer in charming boho-chic sandals. Raise your fashion game with gorgeous easy-to-apply Swarovski crystals in leaf patterns, which catch the light as you sit sipping something cool and refreshing. From sunrise to sunset, beach to barbecue, slip them on with your sunglasses and get that carefree holiday feeling!

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Swarovski crystals

Article Product Group Article No. Amount Size Color Color Code

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 20 pieces 8x6mm Crystal Iridescent Green 001 IRIG

Pearshape Fancy Stones 4320 4 pieces 14x10mm Crystal Gold Patina 001 GOLPA

Trilliant Fancy Stones 4706 4 pieces. 12mm Dark Moss Green 260 Settings 4320/S 20 pieces 8x6mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4320/S 4 pieces 14x10mm Gold 1 PH2OZ Settings 4706/S 4 pieces 12mm Gold 1 PH2OZ

Globe Beads 5028/4 24 pieces 6mm Fern Green 291 (or you can use style 5000 Round Beads)

Bicone Beads 5328 34 pieces 4mm Dark Moss Green 260

Bicone Beads 5328 62 pieces 4mm Olivine 228

Supplies & Tools

Supplies: Alcantara, black, 20x18cm Fusible Interlining, 20x9cm Nylon thread, transparent, 0.15mm, 6m

Tools: Double sided tape, Iron, Scissors, Sewing needle, Sheet of paper, and Tweezers.

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STEP 1: Print and cut out the leaf pattern.

STEP 2: Cut two 20x9cm pieces of Alcantara fabric and cut a 20x9cm piece of fusible interlining. Place the interlining between the two pieces of Alcantara and iron the 3 layers together.

STEP 3: Adhere the pattern to the fabric with double sided tape and cut out the shape. Flip the pattern and cut out a mirror piece of the fabric. (See illustrations for clarification.)

STEP 4: Insert Swarovski Fancy Stones art. 4320 8x6mm, 14x10mm and art.4706 12mm into Swarovski Settings as shown in this step using tweezers. Cut 1m nylon thread and sew half of the Swarovski Crystals in the material list onto one of the pattern pieces. Sew the other half onto the other pattern piece.

STEP 5: Sew the created leaves onto the sandals as depicted in the illustrations

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Have fun sparkling every step of the way!

A Special Swarovski Crystal Party with All My Fabulous Friends!

Swarovski Crystal Party

I hosted my first  Swarovski Crystal Party and it was absolutely fabulous!

I had about 10 of my super fantastic and fabulous friends over to my house for a day full of fun, laughter and of course SPARKLES! I told them to bring their favorite flip flops, tee shirts, shoes, phones or whatever else they wanted to take from drab to fab!

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Everyone was really sweet, gracious and thankful for the opportunity to take the time to be creative and find their own artistic expression.

It’s always enjoyable getting together with the ladies, but sometimes you may not know what to do. A crystal party is a brilliant way to bring everyone together and be inspired to create a dazzling and unique accessory that every time they look at or wear they will think of that fantastic day and fond memories.

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Below are 5 helpful tips for hosting a sparkling Swarovski crystal party.

1. First off you need to bring your energy! Be excited that you’re bringing your friends together for an entertaining and creative day. Your attitude sets the tone and will be infectious, so be positive and grateful that people are taking time out of their busy schedules to come and share a fun-filled day with you and all of their friends.

Swarovski Crystal Party Blinged Flip flops

Featuring Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks style 2058-16ss Crystal AB and 2520 Cosmic Flatback Clear Crystal

2. set up all of the crafts, tools and sparkles before everyone arrives. I found it to be really helpful to have each individual craft station ready to go complete with E6000 glue, tweezers and of course the star of the show, all of the dazzling Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in a range of colors and sizes each in their own individual trays. You will need to use the style number 2058 Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones for people gluing each stone on themselves and you will need to set up a little station for people using a Bejeweler  tool for the style number 2038 Swarovski Flatback Hot Fix Rhinestones. It’s advantageous to have a hard surfaced object that can be put inside the middle of the shirt so that the stones adhere to the front of the shirt and not both the front and back of the shirt together. I used a medium size piece of granite that I found at Home Depot that worked very well. You can also set up an Iron to apply a lot of Hot Fix crystals at once, simply lay a small thin piece of cloth or parchment paper over the crystals before applying the hot iron to the crystals. Work in small sections and be gentle when pressing down on the crystal so that they don’t move out of place. The smaller stones will be easier to apply and stay longer than the larger stones. For larger stones I recommend gluing them individually.

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Featuring Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks style 2038-12ss Crystal AB Hot Fix

3. As a host, you should test any application process ahead of time so that you will know how to show your friends what to do. One little tip when working with the Swarovski Hot Fix stones which are applied to fabric; it’s good to use a one size smaller bejeweler tip than the actual Crystal stones themselves, this way you will not leave a little ring on the fabric.

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Featuring Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in the style 2058 Xilion Round Flatback,  style 2520 Cosmic Flatback and style 2300 Pearshape Flatback

4. Soak up the sunshine and have your crystal party outside if you can. Enjoy the fresh air and take advantage of it especially when working with the E6000 glue which recommends either using a mask, which is certainly not the most glamorous fashion statement and it limits your ability to converse with the ladies. Plus your tan will compliment all those rainbow sparkles. Try and offer some shade for those who would like to cool off.

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Featuring Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in style 2058- 20ss Crystal and Crystal AB and style 2520 Cosmic Flatback

5. Some of your friends may not want to Crystallize anything, but they still want to be a part of the festivities. No problem at all, of course all are welcome but here’s the funny part, I bet halfway through watching everyone having so much fun they will want to join right in. I only mention this because this happened with three of my girlfriends! Maybe you could have a little something special stored away for them that you can surprise them with. One of my friends ran home to grab a glass vase that she wanted to beautify, the other ladies blinged their bra straps and coin purses that they had with them.

The Swarovski sparkles were intoxicating and they just couldn’t resist!! I Love it!

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Featuring Swarovski Crystal Flatbacks in style 2058-20ss Crystal AB

I hope this inspires you to throw your own Swarovski Crystal Party! It’s perfect idea for any occasion that you would like to celebrate, a wedding or bachelorette party, birthday party or simply a beautiful afternoon to get together with great friends and family. What a great friend you will be bringing smiles and sparkles to all of your favorite people!

Thanks for all the fun memories lovely ladies, you’re the best!

DIY Digital Devices with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS ~ BLING BLANG BOOM!

Swarovski Crystal Labtop Bling

It seems like I’ve been seeing these sparkling beauties everywhere, from cell phones to laptops the are absolutely gorgeous! Lets face it, it will brighten your day and it sure is a lot more fun to take a call or do your work from a custom sparkling device than a plain jane, everyone-has-the-same type of devise (insert yawn). You can even DIY your own digital devices and it’s super easy to do with a little time and creativity!

Swarovski Crystal Pink Case

Personalize and make your own special case that truly sparkles. All you need is to choose your favorite Swarovski Flatback color, style and size. The most popular style of Swarovski Crystal flatback is the Xilion round 2058 and these can be glued on individually using E6000 glue. The most popular sizes are the 12ss (3mm), 16ss (4mm)and 20ss (4.5-5mm).  This phone case sparkles in an ombre look starting at the top with clear Crystal moving into Light Rose and finishing off with Rose. A gorgeous display of graduated colors.

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All the stars love it and now you can  have that fabulous sparkle and be a star in your own right…

BLING BLANG BOOM!!!