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Pink Crystal Beads

Pink Crystal Beads
How do you attach swarovski crystals onto a wedding dress?

I bought my wedding dress its very beaded with crystals. They are clear and I want to add some pink crystals. How do I do it? Glue, sew? Please help! I have no clue on how!
I want to do it myself cause it will be lots cheaper than paying someone. What kind of tools do I need to do this with?

If you are able to find a specialty bead shop in your area, they may carry Swarovski crystal beads, with the holes already in them. Then you would just need to sew them on. Below are a couple of sites where you can order these beads.

Also, in looking around, the best glue, if that is the route you are going, seems to be e6000. There is a site below for that, too.

Hope this helps.

Pink Crystal Beads
Pink Crystal Beads
Pink Crystal Beads

Crystal Beads Earrings

Crystal Beads Earrings
Where can I get Diamond-Cut aka Gem-cut crystal beads?

I have these earrings made from beads that look like loose diamonds and the hole is drilled on the side (not through the middle) so it hands like a pendant. Haven’t seen anything like that in bead stores. Maybe I have the wrong name?

Try stitchncraft.co.uk they do all sorts of fancy beads

Crystal Beads Earrings
Crystal Beads Earrings
Crystal Beads Earrings

Crystal Metal Chain

Crystal Metal Chain

Pendulums have been used for centuries as a way of divining. Pendulums are often made out of crystal or precious and semi-precious stones. A crystal pendulum is a popular type of pendulum. It is both decorative and can be used for making predictions. Pendulums have long been used throughout history as a way of making life’s difficult decisions and as a way of healing.

A crystal pendulum can help make predictions and give answers using one of two main techniques. The first technique is done to ask simple yes or no questions. The pendulum is held in one hand and allowed to dangle freely. As the questions are asked the crystal pendulum begins to swing. The way it swings predicts the answers to the questions. The other technique that can be used for predictions is by using a chart. Charts are available that display the answers based on the direction of the swing of the pendulum. The charts are a good way for beginners to learn the art of divining with the pendulum.

A crystal pendulum comes on a chain. The chain can be a simple piece of leather or may be made from metal such as sterling silver. They can be very beautiful when hung on a necklace chain serving as both a decorative piece as well as a healing or divining piece. Wearing the crystal pendulum lets you take advantage of using it to make predictions whenever you please.

It is easy to learn how to divine using a crystal pendulum. There is much information online. When you purchase your pendulum you will also receive some basic information about how to use it. The pendulum uses your energy to swing in different directions in order to give the predictions. It is easy and fun to use. To learn more about predicting with pendulums and to purchase a crystal pendulum visit ShaeMareeDesigns.com.

Shae Maree Designs is the place to go for all your crystal pendulum needs. To learn more and see what’s available, visit http://www.shaemareedesigns.com/ or call 925-818-9491.

Crystal Metal Chain
Crystal Metal Chain
Crystal Metal Chain

Sparkle Beads

Sparkle Beads

The advent of beads in jewelry-making has brought about nothing short of a revolution. No fashionable trinket is complete these days without some beads stitched on. To satisfy the growing demand, beads come in a range of colors, sizes, shapes, and motifs.

If you are thinking of making your own beaded jewelry and are wondering where to start, here is a guide to some of todayÂ’s most popular types of beads:

  • Seed beads: Tiny beads capable of producing a detailed and fine design.
  • Metal beads: Sterling silver, gold, platinum or bronze-plated beads are best for lending a metallic shimmer to bead jewelry. Brass and nickel beads can also add brilliance to any jewelry item. If you want to try something wild, experiment with pewter bead ornaments which mainly display animal, skull and flower motifs.
  • Cut beads: They are bigger sized beads, which can only be sewed on using a sinew.
  • Crow or pony: Similar to seed beads, but larger in size.
  • Charlotte: Opaque, round, true-cut beads with fewer facets. They are extremely rare in the market.
  • Bugle beads: Small tubular beads, used for a variety of decorations.
  • Plastic beads: Inexpensive alternatives to glass beads.
  • Glass and crystal beads: Crystal beads lend more dazzle and sparkle to your jewelry than any other beads, and crystal beads are highly cherished. The major name in this segment, boasting the finest cut and purity, is Swarovski crystal beads. A Swarovski crystal can be a good facelift for any traditional jewelry. But if you donÂ’t mind compromising on quality you can go for glass crystals, which are less expensive. Both glass crystal beads come in a spectrum of colors like turquoise, pink, cobalt, black, green etc.
  • Bone beads: Meant for fashion lovers with ethnic and tribal tastes. These beads are made from bones of mammals and birds etc to reflect a tribal affinity.
  • Clay beads: Though called clay beads, they are not solely made from clay. Clay beads originate from a combination of PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a color pigment and a product that gives it a plastic-like texture. Bead jewelry made of clay beads reflects a special earth tone, which is best suited for summer or fall designs. Moreover, clay beads are usually not in the hefty prices category and are affordable to the general crowd.

Given such variety, are you surprised that beads have become the most innovative forms of expression for a whole bunch of creative souls?

Tania Penwell is a professional author who provides information on beads, beading supplies, and beaded jewelry for All-Beads.net.

Sparkle Beads
Sparkle Beads
Sparkle Beads

Crystal Faux Pearl

Crystal Faux Pearl

Many shops dabble in bridal accessories, but what really builds a business into the “go-to” place. To answer the question, we first have to look at the bride’s needs.

Almost every young girl has looked through family wedding albums and realizes the look on that special day will last for generations in treasured family pictures. They think out every detail of their own wedding and want it flawless. But filling every bride’s image of the perfect wedding day takes options.

Options are how you build your business into the “go-to” bridal accessory shop-but options in what? First comes the gown, veil, and shoes, but after that all the bridal accessories that build the ideal wedding. The key bridal accessories here are wedding day jewelry, bridesmaid jewelry, tiaras, bridal gloves, and evening bags.

In wedding day jewelry, both faux pearl and rhinestone are popular choices of today’s brides because they are elegant and affordable. After all, most brides want it very special, but they are working within a budget. Wholesale bridal jewelry in faux pearls carries price tags usually under $10.00 and they provide the utmost in elegance. Both white and ivory are available for matching the gown color. Delicate designs are the preferred look, but today’s jewelry is getting a little more dramatic so a nice selection in white and ivory from delicate to mid-size provides brides with options and a bridal shop can stock 40 designs for under $350.00.

The other popular choice for wedding day jewelry is rhinestone and delicate rhinestone jewelry is again the most popular. It’s not only dainty and elegant, but it’s also very affordable. Nothing beats delicate designs using clear rhinestones in silver plated settings. But that’s not the entire market, so again we need choices. Gold plating adds to the dimension of your selection as well as rhinestone jewelry that makes a more dramatic statement without sacrificing elegance. A selection of 50 rhinestone sets for a bridal shop is under $500. While everything else in the last few decades has gone up, the cost of wholesale rhinestone jewelry has gone down.

Next comes bridesmaid jewelry. Rhinestone or crystal jewelry is good here because they have color options to match bridesmaid dresses. This is often multiple sales because of the number of bridesmaids. Multiple sets in multiple colors-sounds expensive, right? Cut costs here by leaning on your wholesaler. Show variety in styles and colors using one each. Then order from your wholesaler when you need six or eight in a style and color. It is safe to always get a back-up choice from the bridal party in case an item is out of stock. Any single sets that remain are excellent for matching prom dresses in the spring. The cost of a 50 piece selection in bridesmaid jewelry-again under $500.00.

Now for the necessary bridal accessory that is all over the pages of bridal magazines-tiaras. Here you begin to make serious separation from competition. This important bridal accessory finds unbelievable low selection in many bridal shops, yet it is everything but an absolute necessity. Most popular are tiaras with a low profile in clear rhinestones and silver plated settings. Mix in some faux pearl and you have an equally popular look in bridal tiaras. Rhinestone tiaras in gold plating provide another good option. Headpieces in faux pearl are also important and really take on elegance with a veil. A selection of 50 tiaras will make you the king in most communities and can include some extraordinary designs for around $700.

One of the hardest bridal accessories to stock (which means it’s a bridal accessory with the lowest competition) is wedding gloves. Take satin bridal gloves alone-there are wrist length, below the elbow, above the elbow, and opera length in more than a dozen colors. Do it again for matte gloves and then add lace, fingerless, gauntlets, and embroidered gloves. Who has this selection (other than you). But, wow, that has to be expensive! It’s time to lean on your wholesaler again. Most of the colors are bridesmaid gloves, which means multiple sales. Gloves for the bride are single piece sales. What you need in the shop is a selection that shows a piece of each in the most popular colors. Use different lengths to show a portion of the colors so four lengths of satin gloves with three colors in each gives you 12 colors. Now the wholesale cost of a fabulous selection that includes forty different gloves is under $400. That rally sets you apart from the competition.

Finally another item that is woefully lacking in selection-evening bags. Shop around your community like a bride will and see if you can find a nice selection of evening bags in different styles and colors. Chances are you won’t. What a niche you have here! First include some white and ivory for the bride. Next you need color because evening bags are not only used by the bridesmaids, but have become a popular bridesmaid gift. Stock 50 evening bags in colors and styles and you probably have no competition. One each is enough because we go back to the lean on your wholesaler theory to fill multiples for bridesmaid bags. What kind on money are we talking about-around $500 and you will have a superb selection.

Now let’s imagine your bridal accessory shop all set up with all that we mentioned. Does anyone in your community have a selection like this? You did it with an investment under $3,000 even if you add some bridal hair goods and bracelets that are also great bridesmaid gifts. Where else can brides go for these kind of options that put together their perfect wedding? Now comes spring and here come the prom customers. Now you are the “go-to” place in town for formal accessories because you have the selection.

Mike Gietl draws from 23 years of experience with Accessory Wholesale Inc that eres the bridal industry with bridal jewelry and tiaras as well as a comprehensive line of evening bags and bridal gloves.

Crystal Faux Pearl
Crystal Faux Pearl
Crystal Faux Pearl

Swarovski Beads

Swarovski Beads

Swarovski crystals are world renowned, other types of crystals just can’t compare. These are durable, shiny and have the best color available. They are also available in a number of different interesting shapes.

Swarovski Crystal Beads

You can make crystal jewelry by yourself or you can buy it already made from a designer. It is always a good idea to start with high quality materials, as we all know the finished product is only as good as the sum of the individual parts.

Swarovski crystals are the very best crystal beads available and so you can be sure you will create a very nice piece of jewelry. You can get these crystals in many different shapes, from rounds to diamond shapes. You could even create genuine Swarovski crystal necklaces with gold fixings.

These beads are extremely versatile, not only can they be used on jewelry but they can also be sewn onto clothes very easily. A piece of clothing adorned with hundreds of Swarovski crystals is sure to be very eye-catching. You could also sew these onto a strip of fabric and fasten it around your waist or wrist making an interesting accessory.

Swarovski Crystal Pendants

When you are looking to find high quality designer crystal jewelry you have many more options available than just beads. You can also buy Swarovski crystals in pieces which can be work as a pendant in their own right. These also come in a wide selection of colors and shapes. These can be used as a pendant without needing anything else.

There are some interesting shapes of crystal that you may be interested in, from rounds, pear cut, ovals, angels, crosses, geometric shapes and even dolphins. Pretty much anything you can imagine. The pendant crystals already have a hole drilled so you can put them on a thread very easily.

The best bit is that these types of jewelry are quite easy to find, you don’t even have to go to a special building. You can find most of the beads required to create your own in your very own town. Most towns and cities have at least one bead shop or craft store which will stock these crystals. Many of these stores also offer classes to help you learn how to create stunning jewelry.

The writer Kurt Schefken is particularly passionate about questions about engagement ring and cheap engagement rings. His observations on cheap engagement rings and engagement rings are found on his web pages.

Swarovski Beads
Swarovski Beads
Swarovski Beads

Eye Swarovski Crystal

Eye Swarovski Crystal
What would I use to apply swarovski crystals to my face?

I am going to be in a masquearde party next month. My plan is instead of buying or making an actual mask, I want to paint around my eyes with face paint/make-up to create a mask. I want to embellish around the design with swarovski crystals.

What type of glue would i use to apply them to my face?

where would I buy loose swarovski crystals?

what type of make-up/face paint should i use for my face?

you could use the glue that you get for fake eyelashes.
you can buy it seperatley.
it’s safe for the face.

Eye Swarovski Crystal
Eye Swarovski Crystal
Eye Swarovski Crystal

Swarovski Crystal Square

Swarovski Crystal Square
trying to make handbags (clutches) but need to find wholesale clutches (square box kind) and swarovski crystal

the ones like celebrities have when they go to an event

Have you looked on ebay yet? A lot of times you can get wholesale/lots at a huge discount on there. Be aware of shipping costs, however. The sellers can really slam you with hidden fees!

Swarovski Crystal Square
Swarovski Crystal Square
Swarovski Crystal Square