Swarovski crystals have a high lead glass crystal, the presence of the lead increases the index of refraction - a high refractive index, means it bends the light more. This internal reflection results in a sparkle as the glass is tilted, adding to its beauty. So make sure you embellish your item with Swarovski crystals.

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Rose Swarovski Crystal beadsSwarovski Crystal beads

Swarovski Elements Crystal Beads are very popular and can be used to make jewellery and can also be sewn onto dresses, used in wide range of fashion jewellery, clothing and other decorative items.

They are ideal for threading or sewing, most use crystal beads for jewellery and weddings dresses. Crystal beads come with a hole straight through the middle from one side to the other side, and also comes with two holes for art. 5181. Available in a variety shapes, colours and sizes.

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Swarovski Pearls - CreamSwarovski Crystal Pearl beads

Swarovski Elements Pearls are not genuine natural pearls, they are made of a unique crystal core covered with an innovative pearl coating, the pearls possess a flawless silky smooth rounded surface.

Their unparalleled harmonious and lustrous shimmer is achieved by using a unique coating technology developed by Swarovski. Available in in variety shapes, sizes and colours Crystal pearls come with a hole straight through the middle from one side to the other side (or Half Drilled, We did not stock them). They can be used for threading or sewing. 

They are used in wide range of fashion for jewellery and sewn onto wedding dresses and other decorative items.

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Swarovski Baroque Pendants Art.6090Swarovski Crystal Pendants

Crystal Pendants have a timeless elegance and are available in wide range of classical and avant-garde cuts and shapes. They are mostly seen with jewellery and lamps and other decorative items.

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Swarovski Buttons - Crystal ButtonsSwarovski Crystal Buttons

Crystal Buttons can be used in exactly the same way as standard buttons, they can be sewn onto shirts, blouses, jackets, coats and other decorative items sush as chairs, curtains and Headboards. They are suitable for hand sewing and mechanical.

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Swarovski Sew on Stones Crystals Art.3700Swarovski Sew On Stones

Swarovski Elements Sew on Stones are loose crystals that can be sewn on by hand or machine, can be sewn onto all textiles. Sew on Stones come in one hole, two and three holes. Most used in wide range of fashion clothing, wedding dresses, bridal veil and other decorative items.

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Swarovski Flatbacks Non Hotfix UK shop

Art. 2058 XILION Rose

Swarovski Flat Back Rhinestones Non Hotfix (NHF) :

They are loose crystal components with platinum foiling on the back (mirrored), which have a flat underside, they can be applied with glue (such Gem Tac glue) to different materials and very easy to glue onto virtually any material, available in a wide range of colours, shapes and size. These are perfect for adding that sparkle to fashion clothing and wedding dresses, mobile phones, nail art, greeting cards or other decorative items !

(Never use Super Glue or Hot Glue to set Rhinestones, it will change the colour of the foil backing, for nail art we recommend nail glue)

How to apply with glue: Place glue spots onto the fabric in whatever patterns you want. The glue spots must be smaller than the rhinestone you are using, the glue should just come around the rhinestone edge. You want to glue the rhinestone glass edge to the fabric, not just the back of the rhinestone.

Click Here to For Glue 

Non Hotfix Rhinestones Application Instructions:


1. Place stencil on garment and use sticky tape to avoid stencil from moving.

2. Place glue spots onto the fabric in whatever patterns you want about 10 - 20 at a time and apply more spots later so the glue will not dry out before you apply all the rhinestones. The glue spots must be smaller than the rhinestones you are using, the glue should just come around the rhinestone edge. You want to glue the rhinestone glass edge to the fabric, not just the back of the rhinestone but if the glue slightly come out of the edge its ok as Gem Tac dries clear.

3. Before you place rhinestones on the glue spots leave about 20 seconds for the glue to settle on the surface, then it will be easier to place rhinestones on.

4. Leave for 3 hours before removing stencil.

Please note :After applied please leave for 24 hours before wash, during this period, handle the fabric with care.

To launder:

This is to help you with laundering Non hot fix rhinestone garments, this components and design are washable.


1. Turn the garment inside out and wash in cold or warm water on gentle cycle and use a soft wash bag to protect the crystals.


2. Washing with light weight garments.


3. Dryer on low heat or air dry. Allow garment to cool before turning right side out or the best is to line dry.

Highly advised to hand-wash any items with glued rhinestones.

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Swarovski Flatbacks Hotfix UK shop

Art. 2028 XILION Rose

Swarovski Flat Back Crystal Rhinestones, Hotfix (HF):

They are loose crystal components with platinum foiling on the back (also available in Unfoiled transparent HFT) which have a flat underside and has grey glue colour coated on back (Unfoiled transparent HFT has clear glue coated on back and Swarovski hotfix also available in pearls, which Unfoiled and has white glue coated on back, both suitable for bridal veil).

The glue will be activated by heat. The best way for applying these Hotfix crystals is by using an Hot Fix Applicator, with this tool you can apply the stones onto virtually any material easily, available in a wide range of colours, shapes and size. The perfect way for adding that extra sparkle to clothing, greeting cards, Mobile phones or the other decorative items !

Please note :Not recommended for leather, water resistant material and non-porous surfaces, as the glue of Hotfix crystals can only be achieved if the carrier material can absorb the glue.

Tip : Do water drop Test. A simple water drop test will indicate whether or not the fabric can be used with Hotfix Crystals, if the water did not percolate into fabric this means you need to use the Non Hotfix. However you can wash the fabric first and then try a water drop again (sometimes new fabric does not percolate water but after a wash it should be improved)

How to apply with the applicator tool, use tool to pick-up the round rhinestones, the tool will heat them until the glue begins to melt so that you can attach them to your fabric. Its quick, it' clean and its easy.

Click Here For Hot Fix Applicator

Hotfix Rhinestones Application Instructions:

1. Place stencil on garment and use sticky tape to avoid stencil from moving.
2. Pick up Hotfix crystals with applicator.
3. Wait 5 - 7 seconds until the glue on the back side is heated.
4. Place crystal on the stencil hole and press lightly to release.  Do not hold in place.
5. Repeat step 2 through to 4 until stencil is completely filled.
6. Remove Stencil.

Please note :After applied please leave for 24 hours before wash, during this period, handle the fabric with care.

To launder:

This is to help you with laundering hot fix rhinestone garments, the components and designs are washable when properly applied.

1. Turn the garment inside out and wash in cold or warm water on gentle cycle and use a soft wash bag to protect the crystals.

2. Washing with light weight garments.

3. Dry on a low heat or air dry and use a soft wash bag to protect the crystals. Allow garment to cool before turning right side out or the best is to line dry.

Highly advised to hand-wash any items with glued rhinestones.

Please Note :The glue is reactivated with heat of a hot iron and this can cause the rhinestones to move or fall off.

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Clear Swarovski crystal 1028 pointed back, UnfoiledSwarovski Elements Pointed Back Rhinestones

Swarovski pointed on the reverse side, makes them easy to use with metal claw settings or with die-cast, metal alloys that have pre-set cavities into which they can be either pasted or glued.Available in UF and F (platinum foiling on the back) UF is suitable for table decorations. for jewellery making you can use F (Foiled) and UF (Unfoiled), they are the most brilliant cut on the market. If you require a shape, size or colour that is not listed on our web site,

please contact us


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Swarovski Crystal 4228 pointed back foiledSwarovski Elements Pointed Back Fancy stones.
Fancy stones are offered in numerous shapes ranging from classical gemstone cuts to progressive trend cuts, they come in different sizes and colours, they have either a facetted or flat reverse side and pointed back. Fancy stones can be glued into pre-cast cavities or used in metal settings.If you require a shape, size or colour that is not listed on our web site, please contact us.

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Loose of Elements

F = Foiled

UF = Unfoiled

Foiling

Foiling is the process of mirror coating the reverse side of the stones. XILION is the new generation Swarovski has introduced the exclusive platinum foiling that will create the brilliance and optimal to colours.

Platinum foiling (F) A silver mirror finish that is coated with a platinum protective layer.

Unfoiled (UF) No silver mirror coated.

Flatbacks non Hotfix.

NHF = Non Hotfix (Foiled)

Flatbacks Hotfix.

HF = Hotfix (Foiled)

HFT = Hotfix Transparent (Unfoiled)

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Sizes:

[PP] Pearl Plate (Sieve Size) [SS] Stone Size.  (you can see this [SS] in Fatback crystals)

Click here to see stones size chart

MM: Metric measurement in millimetres for beads and round stones and other stone shapes.

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Classic Colours

Classic colours is choice of basic crystal colours.

Click here to see colour chart

Colour Effects:                                                   

Colour effects is a vacuumed metal coating process on the surface of the crystal to produce special surface effects or translucent effects, according to the application method used. This process can be applied on both crystal and colours.     

Below is a list of all Swarovski Effects followed by an explanation of the Special vacuum coating processes.                                            

Surface effects

(Has had a vacuum coating on the surface of the stones)

AB: Aurora Boreale

HEM: Hematite (Available in Jet only)

SAT: Satin

COP: Copper

MOL: Moonlight

SSHA: Silver Shade

DOR: Dorado

METBL: Metallic Blue

TRA: Transmission

GSHA: Golden Shadow

NUT: Nut (Available in Jet only)

Translucent Effects

(Had a vacuum coating on the reverse side of the stone, the effect shines through the stone)

MBL: Meridian Blue

TAB: Tabac

SAG: Sage

VOL: Volcano