Do you wish you could create more than jewelry with Swarovski crystal beads and pearls? Swarovski pearls and crystals are quite versatile. In addition to creating sparkling jewelry, they can also be used to enhance garments, furnishings, and much more. There are a variety of methods you can use to apply Swarovski products, depending on your skills, preferences, and medium.
What are the Various Methods to Apply Swarovski Pearls & Crystals?
- Sewing & Embroidering
Swarovski pearls and crystals can be applied by household or industrial sewing or embroidery machines, as well as by hand using synthetic multifilament threads with a Nm 50-80 thread count using a straight-stitch for multi-row or zigzag stitch for single-row products.
It’s easy to glue Swarovski crystal and pearls to a wide range of materials, including fashion and home décor products. To ensure a strong bond, Swarovski-brand glues are recommended. These two-component, epoxy resin systems work for foiled/unfoiled products, forming a strong bond when applied in the correct order. Although, for some materials, cavity production using drilling/milling may also be necessary for a lasting bond.
Hotfix provides a fast, secure application that is permanent and wash-resistant with proper care. It is the perfect choice for interior décor, textiles, and accessories. Hotfix Swarovski pearls and crystals are backed with a coating of hot-melt glue. When activated and melted, it quickly penetrates materials, hardening as it cools.
- Mechanical Application
Mechanical application of Swarovski rivets, rose pins, and 3D studs are simple and easy with fly-press or semi-automated machines.
- Soldering, Plating & Stone Setting
Swarovski stones may also be soldered, plated, or set into place with the right jewelry making supplies, allowing you to create state-of-the-art accessories.
This new, high-performance, specialized application method uses a two-component ceramic epoxy composite designed exclusively for use with foiled and unfoiled Swarovski crystals and pearls. This adhesive allows for the application of Swarovski products to metal, wood, porcelain, glass, crystal, metal, rubber, cork, and some gluable plastic materials. It even allows for the application of stones and pearls to 3D surfaces, given proper surface tension. Ceralun resists perspiration, humidity, and temperature changes without showing signs of aging.
- Other Applications
These application methods are just the start! Swarovski products can also be applied when knitting, weaving, crocheting, threading, and wire working.
What Could You Create Using a Different Application Method?
- Add sparkle and shine to a dress, blouse, or scarf.
- Fashion a pair of shimmering shoes.
- Make a luxe purse for someone you love.
- Create a glittering wine glass for your favorite connoisseur.
- Devise dazzling décor, applying glistening crystals to a vase or photo frame.
- Craft sparkling curtains, tiebacks, and more from shimmering Swarovski stones.
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