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DIY Rhinestone Gifts From Stuff Around the House 

Unless you’re an essential worker, you’ve probably been spending most of your time stuck inside your home these past few weeks. It’s easy to let the stresses of the world start to weigh you down, so we at the Rhinestone Shop thought it might be a good time for a sparkly distraction—DIY rhinestone projects! 

The goal this time is to keep you and the kids busy making gifts out of leftover rhinestones from other projects and use what you have laying around the house since it’s not particularly easy to just run out and pick up supplies right now.  

Upcycle an Old Vase 

Do you have a dusty, unloved vase sitting around somewhere? Maybe a ceramic bowl? Platter? It’s time to give these guys a makeover with a little bit of paint (if you have it) and some assorted rhinestones.  

Paint your vase with either a solid base color or a base color and designs. Fingerprint flowers can be a sentimental addition if you have children. Add your rhinestones once the paint has fully dried.  

Shoelace Bracelet 

If you have colorful or interesting spare shoelaces in the house, these can actually be woven into cute bracelets with a rhinestone touch. If you don’t have shoelaces, this could theoretically work with study shoelace-sized ribbon, too. We have two styles you can work with, depending on what you have at home: the three-strand braid or the single lace weave. 

The three-strand braid uses three different laces, preferably in three different colors. Tape the end of each lace to the top of a table or clip to a clipboard and start to braid fairly tightly. Braid until you have the length of the bracelet, plus extra for tying the ends. Bracelets are usually 6-8” for women and 7-9” for men. 

When the braid is complete, tie the lace ends together that aren’t taped down. Take the tape off and to the same for the other end. Carefully glue flat-backed rhinestones to your bracelet. The bracelet can be fastened by either tying the ends together on the wrist or using a safety pin to hold it in place.  

The single lace weave works if you only have one lace or ribbon. You’ll need a single shoelace and, optionally, a fastener (safety pin, or a jewelry fastener if you want to get fancy!).  

To make the weave, you’ll want some visual assistance in the process. Thankfully, our friends at wonderfuldiy.com have a great gallery to help explain the loop process. We promise, once you get the first loop, the rest is easy peasy. If you aren’t going to use a fastener, don’t snip anything until after the weave is completed.  

Keep weaving until you have your full bracelet length. For the final loop, you’ll push the other lace end through the available loop and pull to tie it off. If you don’t have a fastener and are going to tie the bracelet, leave about 2 inches before you snip the lace. If you do have a fastener, attach it now and make sure it fits, then snip the laces. 

Tennis Ball Holder 

If you’re a tennis person but don’t have any good dogs to share old tennis balls with, here’s a cute project/gift idea that we promise will have you smiling every time you see it.  

The tennis ball holder attaches to the wall, looks like a cute smiling face, and is kind enough to hold things in its mouth for you like keys, mail, and pens. You’ll need: 

  • An old tennis ball 
  • Pencil 
  • A sharp knife 
  • A wall fastener (wall hook, suction cup) 
  • Big rhinestones for eyes 
  • Accessories to add personality to your holder (optional) 

On one side of the tennis ball, draw a line where you would like the mouth to be. Very carefully make your cut. You can always make the mouth bigger if you need to, so start small and work your way larger. Try putting thing in the mouth and see if it’s wide enough. 

The opposite side of the ball will attach to the wall, so you may need to make a small cut in the tennis ball to attach the wall fastener (Be careful!). Now you can add some personality! Your tennis ball holder needs eyes, and rhinestones, in our opinion, seem like the obvious bling choice.  

Your holder is officially ready to be put to work, but you can always dress it up with more accessories like more rhinestones, flowers, miniature cowboy hats, or whatever else your glittering heart desires.  

Bling Artsy Portraits 

This is a craft project that may not be for everyone, but it works well if you have a high-quality printer. Find your favorite black-and-white image and print the best quality image you can on photo paper (if you have it) or cardstock.  

Once you have your image, you can start adding your rhinestones to jazz up whatever features you’d like—sunglasses, earrings, clouds—the possibilities are endless! 

Because there are rhinestones on your picture creating a three-dimensional effect, it likely won’t fit under a typical glass piece of a picture frame, but you can just do without.  

Rhinestone “Cat” Flowerpot 

Make an adorable flowerpot out of a 2-liter soda bottle that looks like a cat, and make it sparkle with rhinestones! You’ll need: 

  • Empty 2-liter soda bottle 
  • Paint 
  • Scissors 
  • Rhinestones and adhesive 

Cut the top two-thirds of the bottle off and discard. Using this template as a guide (and also as more detailed instructions on the project), cut the ears out of the top inch of the remaining bottle. Paint the entire outside of the bottle to your desired cat color. 

Now you can make your rhinestone cat face! If you want, you can use a mix of permanent markers and rhinestones to make the face, or you can go full bling, depending on your supply levels. The ears, eyes, nose, and whiskers should all be visible. Add some gravel, dirt, and a houseplant, and you’re good to go! 

The Rhinestone Shop is Still Open! 

The Rhinestone Shop is still open and getting supplies out to you, even in these hard times. Be sure to check out our constantly expanding inventory of Swarovski crystal rhinestones, glue, tools, and more.  

 

DIY Rhinestone Projects for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a lucky time of year when everyone gets to feel a little bit Irish, even if you’re not. And of course, we’ve got some rhinestone crafts to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—like we need an excuse to bust out the sparkles. Without further ado, check out these fun (and sparkly) DIY rhinestone projects to bring a bit of green and good into your life.

Lucky Rainbow Sign

Bring a little bit of luck and color into your home with a rainbow and clover sign to hang on your door. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel—you can even find a sign from a craft store that you like the shape of and paint over it with a white background.

Once you have a sign you like, assemble the following:

· Acrylic paints in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)

· Painter’s tape · Four-leaf clover template

· Pencil

· Flat-backed green rhinestones

· Adhesive

The background of the sign should be painted with horizontal rainbow stripes, but if you’re not a robot, it’s nearly impossible to paint horizontal lines and keep them crisp and straight. Here comes our savior—painter’s tape.

Carefully place painter’s tape on either side of where you want the rainbow stripe to go then paint your rainbow color. Wait for the paint to dry and then pull the tape away. Feel free to change up the widths of your rainbow stripes for variety.

When all of the paint is dry, you can work on your rhinestone clover. Print your clover template and carefully cut it out. Place it in the center of your sign and outline the clover with a pencil.

Using adhesive, fix your rhinestones in the shape of a clover and hang your sign on your door for all to see!

Four-Leaf Clover Pencil Toppers

This easy project makes a cute gift for the kids to take to school. Make one for the teacher too!

You’ll need to get the following:

· Stiff green felt

· Sharp embroidery scissors

· Flat-backed green or gold rhinestones

· Adhesive

· Green or gold ribbon · Clover template

Print a clover template for clovers about 1-1.5 inches wide and carefully cut. Use that as a template for your felt and use embroidery scissors to cut your felt. Embroidery scissors allow for detail work better than larger scissors.

Glue rhinestones to the felt clover in any pattern you choose, but don’t make it too heavy that the clover can’t stand upright.

Glue one clover to the top of a pencil. Cut two 4-inch pieces of ribbon for each pencil and glue the center of each piece of ribbon to the base of the clover. Finally, glue one rhinestone to the base of the clover to cover the center of the ribbons.

Shamrock Garland

Make a cute string of garland to hang in a window. This one requires a little bit of stitching.

To make this garland, start by using this shamrock template. Use shamrocks that are about 3 inches wide, and don’t worry about the tiny stems. Using green felt, cut 16 shamrocks total.

Stitch two shamrocks together around the edge, leaving about a half-inch open. Stuff the shamrocks with batting, and then stitch the shamrock closed. Then you can add your rhinestones.

Add green or gold flat-backed rhinestones to your shamrocks as your heart desires. Use different shapes, or use varying patterns for each heart—you’ll have 8 hearts total.

Once you’re done with the bling portion of the project, you can stitch the shamrocks to ribbon. You’ll need about 80 inches of ¼” ribbon, either white, gold, green, or orange.

Starting 5 inches from the end, stitch one shamrock edge to the ribbon. Every 8 and ¾”, stitch another shamrock to the ribbon until you have a full garland. Then hang from a window!

Pot of Gold

An easy-to-make candy dish for golden chocolates that you can bring out every year. Who knows—maybe it will even lure out a leprechaun!

For this fun project, you’ll need the following:

· Small terra cotta pot (3 inches wide at the top)

· Black acrylic paint

· Flat-backed gold rhinestones

· Gold glitter paint · Four-leaf clover template

· Adhesive

Paint the terra cotta pot black, inside and out, and let it dry completely. The upper rim of the pot is going to be completely covered in gold rhinestones. Since the pot is small, the smaller the rhinestones, the easier it will be to place them. Work your way around until the rim is covered.

The pot will have two four-leaf clovers on opposite sides of the base of the pot. Using 1-inch wide clover templates, use small gold rhinestones to make your four-leaf clovers. If you don’t want an all-gold pot, you can always make a classic green clover.

If you’re noticing gaps between your rhinestones and want to do a little bit of touching up, use your glitter paint to carefully fill in the gaps. However, you can avoid gaps by placing rhinestones in the “corners” of each other, not directly side-by-side.

Finally, get gold-wrapped chocolates and fill your leprechaun’s stash for everyone to enjoy!

Festive Headband

We’re not talking about those headbands with the wobbly antennae. Instead, this cute rainbow and shamrock headband is something that brings a little bit of charm without going over the top.

You’ll need a thin headband to start, as well as thin rainbow ribbon and glue. Glue ribbon to one end of the headband, and carefully wrap the ribbon around the headband until it is fully covered. Snip the other end, leaving about ¼” excess. Glue and tuck in the end piece.

Use green felt and a four-leaf clover template (check out the pencil topper project). Cut out a clover that’s about two inches wide, but if you want one that’s a little bit bigger, go for it!

Glue the middle of the clover off-center of the headband. The final touch will be adding a fabulous green rhinestone to the center of the clover. Use an interesting shape to add your own spin on it!

The Finest Swarovski Crystals The Rhinestone Shop has an amazing selection of authentic Swarovski crystal rhinestones, tools, and accessories for all of your projects, no matter the occasion.

DIY Rhinestone Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has long been associated with tokens of love, and it has also, for us at the Rhinestone Shop at least, become an opportunity to make some cheery seasonal rhinestone crafts. Check out our Valentine favorites.

Flower pins

Make these easy and cute little flower pins for your Galentine’s lunch. To make these flowers, you’ll need the following:

  • Chiffon
  • Round, flat-backed, sew-on rhinestones
  • Felt
  • Pin back
  • Glue
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors

Cut ten layers of chiffon in a flower pattern that is two inches wide. Lay the chiffon layers alternating the petals so there is overlap. Cut a matching piece of felt and place it as the back layer.

Use needle and thread to sew the rhinestone through the middle of the chiffon layers and felt to unite the layers and create your flower. Crinkle the chiffon to “fluff” the flower.

Finally, glue the pin back to the felt and let the pin set. Repeat until you have enough for all of your friends!

DIY Bangles

Accessorize your Valentine’s Day! Crafts stores actually sell wooden bangles that you can paint in your favorite Valentine’s colors and bling with your favorite rhinestones.

Try less traditional versions of red and pink as your paint colors, which will make them wearable beyond the Valentine’s season. Get a mix of bangle sizes and shapes. For example, mix wide, flat bangles with thin, rounded ones.

Use acrylic paint to coat the inside and outside of the bangles, and use silver, red, or pink flat-backed rhinestones to create rhinestone patterns. This can also be a good time to use fun shapes like deltas and squares. Get creative!

String Art

Make wall art that spreads the love in February.

For this charming and rustic craft, you’ll need a few atypical craft tools, along with some of the usual suspects.

  • Wooden board
  • 25–40 flat-head, 1.5-inch nails
  • Red or pink string (embroidery floss or thin yarn works well)
  • Red or pink flat-backed rhinestones
  • Glue
  • Hammer
  • Scissors

Use a heart template, size it to approximately six inches wide and trace it on to your wooden board. Carefully nail your nails about one-half inches apart around the template. The nails should be nailed in so they are straight and secure.

Cut an approximately 3-foot piece of string and tie one end to the bottom nail of the heart. Weave the string lengthwise across the heart to another nail, then wrap and take the string in an opposite direction. Continue this until the string has wound around every nail on the heart and tie off the end. Snip the loose ends.

Glue a round, flat-backed rhinestone to the head of each nail head to finish the piece. If you wish to hang your string art, attach a frame bracket to the back.

Heart Mobile

If you’re a new parent or parent-to-be and you’re looking for a fresh project, why not make a cute heart mobile for the baby’s room? You’ll need:

  • Ribbon
  • 8-inch dowel
  • Acrylic paint
  • Felt, assorted colors
  • Batting
  • Heart-shaped rhinestones
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

First you’ll want to make your stuffed hearts, which will hang from the dowel. Cut hearts in matching pairs, about three inches wide. Use a printable heart template from the String Art guide.

Stitch most of the way around the outside of the heart, then stuff with batting, and then finish sewing the heart. Make five hearts total, and attach a heart-shaped rhinestone to the middle of each heart.

Cut five lengths of ribbons, varying in length from five to eight inches. These will then be sewn to the top of each heart. Paint your dowel, if desired.

Tie each heart to the dowel, making sure there is room for the hearts to hang. Cut a 24-inch piece of ribbon and attach to the dowel and use it to hang your mobile.

Cedar Votive Holders

Create something that’s a blend of rustic and bling that will help set a romantic and unique table.

To make these votive holders, you’ll need cedar discs, which you may be able to find from your yard or from a neighbor, but you can also buy them online.

Ultimately, a tea candle is going to rest partially inside it, so you’ll want a disc that is relatively thick. Use a tea candle to make an outline on a cedar disc. Using a rotary tool, carefully remove wood where the tea candle will go. Be patient—this part may take a little time, and be sure not to cut all the way through the disc.

To finish the disc, add rhinestones to either the sides of the disc or the top that will surround the candle. The rhinestones will help the candlelight sparkle!

Simple Heart Vase

It really is simple. Promise. The premise Is white branches, paper hearts and rhinestones, and a vase. That’s it.

You’ll need a vase of your choosing, and bare florist branches, If they aren’t already white, go ahead and spray paint them white.

Scour your scrapbooking stash or dig through the scrapbooking section of the craft store and find Valentine’s themed patterned paper. Cut the paper into 1-inch wide pairs of hearts.

You don’t have to do this for every branch, but every so often, take a pair of hearts, and glue them back to back (pretty side facing out!) on the tips of branches. Continue this until you have a vase full of branches and it looks full.

Finally, you can add your rhinestones. Use a variety of colors for visual interest while still keeping with the Valentine’s theme.

Plastic Ring Heart Wall Art

Create a wall piece that’s easy to make and easy on the budget. Using plastic rings, you can make a heart wall art that’s festive, fun, and sparkly!

Use twelve plastic rings and a skein of variegated red and pink yarn. Wrap each ring with yarn to cover the plastic. Carefully arrange the rings in a heart shape and securely attach the rings to one another using hot glue and yarn.

Add rhinestones to the rings to finish the heart.

Sparkle Year Round

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about the chocolate and cards (but it doesn’t hurt). We hope you have a fun and dazzling holiday full of good crafting. Be sure to check out The Rhinestone Shop’s full inventory of rhinestones, nailheads, and supplies!

Celebrate the Holidays with Rhinestones

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? It ‘s time to pull out all of your favorite rhinestones and start working on decorations and gifts for the winter holiday season.

Christmas and New Year’s are great times to bring out the sparkle, and we’ve found a few projects that are easy to accomplish in a short amount of time, which is exactly what we need during this hectic time of year.

Winter Wreath

For many of us, winter is the time to enjoy snow and cold weather—or staying inside out of the cold making rhinestone crafts. We have a wonderful winter wreath idea that works as a beautiful seasonal decoration or a gift for a friend.

For this minimalist and striking wreath, you’ll need:

  • Foam wreath base (white)
  • Bare branches, about 6 inches in length (approximately 20 branches)
  • Floral wire (white)
  • White acrylic spray paint
  • White or silver wire ribbon
  • Silver rhinestones

Spray paint the foam wreath base white if you weren’t able to find a white base. Then, individually spray paint your branches white. You’ll want to take this part of the project outside, and be sure to use newspapers to protect your space.

You can use branches from bare trees in your yard, but you can also find artificial branches in craft stores. If your artificial branches come with berries or other add-ons, go ahead and paint the whole branch. You’ll need enough branches to build your entire wreath, and you may want to find smaller branches as filler.

Arrange your branches in the same direction around the foam base, securing with the floral wire as you go. You may also want to hot glue the bases of the branches in place for extra security. Use smaller branches for filler.

Now it’s rhinestone time! Using small rhinestones, fix the rhinestones to the branches, keeping them scattered throughout. If you want (and depending on the size of your branches) you can use varying sizes of rhinestones for visual variety.

Finish your wreath with ribbon and a bow, and hang on your door or give to a friend!

Embroidery Hoop Ornament

Ornaments are wonderful craft projects that can be as simple or as complex as you want, and they become cherished keepsakes for your friends and family.

This charming ornament is a blend of rustic and bling, making it a unique offering. To make an embroidery hoop ornament, you’ll need:

  • Small embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery fabric
  • Sew-on or flat-backed rhinestones
  • Needle and thread
  • Ribbon

Think about your rhinestone pattern. For Christmas, a snowflake or a poinsettia flower are simple choices that look beautiful when done with rhinestones. You can lightly pencil out your design on the fabric, but make sure you measure your design to fit the inside of the embroidery hoop.

If you’re using sew-on rhinestones, start by securing your fabric to the embroidery hoop. You’ll want some excess fabric on the sides— you can trim that away later. Sew your rhinestones to the fabric carefully.

If you’re using flat-backed rhinestones, fix your rhinestones while working on a flat surface, then secure the fabric to the embroidery hoop, keeping your rhinestone design centered in the hoop.

Don’t forget – the embroidery hoop screw should be at the top of the design. That’s where you’ll attach your ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon about 6 inches long and tie it in a loop around the screw. Then hang it from your Christmas tree!

Cookie Cutter Ornaments

Can’t get enough ornaments? Neither can we! Here’s one more great (and easy) ornament idea for your bling Christmas tree.

Assemble:

  • Metal cookie cutters (the ones without handles)
  • Decorative papers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Flat-backed rhinestones
  • Ornament hooks

Find decorative paper that’s festive (check the scrapbooking sections of craft stores). You’ll apply plenty of glue to the cutter edges of the cookie cutters and press down on the paper and let it dry completely. Then cut away the excess on the outside. Important: leave a paper tab at the top of the ornament for the hook!

Apply your flat-backed rhinestones in complementary colors in different patterns on the paper. Make sure to leave room for your paper design to show through. Punch a small hole in the tab at the top, and apply a coat of clear-drying adhesive or nail polish to reinforce the ornament hook hole.

Snowy Picture Frame

The Rhinestone Shop has an incredible selection of rhinestones, including novelty shapes. For winter, why not use these great snowflake rhinestones?

A fun seasonal gift that makes use of these unique rhinestones is a sparkling picture frame. Use a mix of snowflakes and other shapes, and mix sizes, but keep them all the same color. Having too much of a mix of shapes and colors can start to look cluttered.

Tip: Before fixing any rhinestones in places, lay them out in your pattern to see what the final product will look like. Fix everything to your desired picture frame.

Bling in the New Year with champagne flutes

It’s a great feeling saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new, and it’s even better with a glass of bubbly in your hand!

Top off your year with a set of bling champagne flutes that you can use for your New Year’s party. You’ll need smooth plastic champagne flutes and flat-backed rhinestones in assorted shapes and colors.

The idea is to make each champagne flute different so that your guests can identify their glass, kind of like permanent wine charms. Get creative! Make patterns, or use unique rhinestone shapes.

You can bling just the base of the glass, or you can use tiny stones on the stem or on the glass itself. Pro tip: use smaller rhinestones on curved surfaces—they will adhere better to the surface.

Swarovski rhinestones for the holidays

The Rhinestone Shop has a large inventory of traditional and novelty rhinestones in a huge selection of shapes and sizes. Check out our size chart, color chart, and online inventory to find exactly what you need for your sparkling holiday project. Happy holidays!

Add Rhinestones to Your Thanksgiving Table 

Now that we’re officially into the swing of fall, we’re absolutely ready to face our families and stuff our faces for Thanksgiving, followed by a nice relaxing post-meal in comfy yoga pants. But before we can get to yoga pants, we have to actually prepare for Thanksgiving, and part of that means assembling a beautiful table.  

 We’ve got some great ideas for ways to add rhinestones to your Thanksgiving table that will wow your guests.  

Rhinestone Chargers 

A quick and easy way to “fancy-up” a place setting is to add a charger. You may be familiar with a charger even if you didn’t know the name. A charger is the decorative plate underneath the plate you actually eat off of. Usually these are used in formal occasions.  

Chargers can be found online or at many home goods stores. The best part about chargers is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on them, and you can easily change the colors to match the theme of your table if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for—after all, these aren’t for eating off of.  

Once you have found the chargers you like, paint the outer edge to the color that best complements your table theme. You can always go with traditional fall colors of golds, browns, and reds, but don’t be afraid to try something different like a blue or a sage color.  

Finally, it’s time for rhinestones. You can choose the shape of rhinestone that best fits the existing pattern of the charger, and it’s good to choose either a matching or complementary rhinestone color. Remember: flat-backed!    

 Gorgeous Table Runner 

A table runner is an easy addition to a table that looks elegant without taking up a lot of table space, and it’s not necessarily a project that’s just for people who know how to sew.  

You can purchase table runners at many home stores, which can easily be embellished with sew-on rhinestones. Sew-on rhinestones will be generally more secure in the event that you ever have to wash your table runner.  

Alternatively, you can sew your own table runner, making sure it’s about 15 inches wide and hangs about a 12-15 inches off of the table at both ends. Create pointed ends if desired. The color of your table runner can be offset from the color of your tablecloth.  

You can use a variety of fall colors for your table runner, which means you can use it all season, or you can make it specific to a particular color scheme—it’s up to you! 

One approach that we love for table runners is using a mix a shapes to create an interesting and intricate pattern. For a particularly fall touch, check out our leaf-shaped rhinestones! 

Fall Foliage Gilded Centerpiece 

Make a dramatic statement with this gilded centerpiece. For this project, you’ll need to assemble: 

  • Vase or upcycled jar 
  • Gold acrylic paint 
  • Artificial fall leaves on branches 
  • Flat-backed rhinestones 
  • Adhesive 

First things first, paint your vase or jar gold. This is definitely going to be your focal point on the table, and you’ll want full coverage on your vase. Once the paint has fully dried (it may take a few hours), you can then start to add your rhinestones. This could be simply a small pattern, a row at the top of the vase, or a base. But as with most projects, you can do what feels right. Just remember that you’re already working with a gold base to start.  

To finish your centerpiece you’ll arrange your branches of leaves to your vase, trimming the bottoms to fit as needed. Oranges and reds will provide a bright contrast to the gold of your vase.  

Bling Name Plates 

These adorable place settings add a touch of sparkle to your table (or kids table), and are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, they are reusable for next year! 

For this project you’ll need: 

  • Flat-backed rhinestones 
  • Mini chalkboard nameplates 
  • Adhesive 
  • Chalk 

Again, you’ll want rhinestones that complement the colors of your table centerpiece or overall table theme. As for the nameplates, these shouldn’t be too difficult to find either at a craft store or online. They have become a more popular table accessory over the last couple of years. 

Wait until you’ve applied your rhinestones to add your names—you don’t want to smudge your lovely handwriting! Carefully make a frame of rhinestones around the nameplate, then use chalk to add your guests names. Once you have your place settings set, add the nameplates to the top of each setting. 

You can either reuse them for next year, or you can offer them to your guests as a small parting favor.  

This Pumpkin Centerpiece is Lit 

Lucky for us, pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, which make them perfect for creating a charming seasonal centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. For this centerpiece, you’ll want a variety of small to medium sized pumpkins. Them come is several different colors, but you can also paint them if you want to do something a little different. 

The centerpiece will be pumpkins, some greenery, and rhinestone-studded candleholders. Arrange your greenery on the table and then arrange your pumpkins, and then you can get started on your candleholders. 

You have so many choices in terms of the shape and style of candleholders, but we recommend choosing some that are shorter than your tallest pumpkin and have at least some flat surfaces. Depending on the size of your table, you may want between three and five candleholders. 

Using flat-backed rhinestones, glue the rhinestones along the top edge of the candleholder. This will not block the candlelight and will allow the light to bounce off of the surfaces of the rhinestones and enhance the sparkle.  

The Rhinestone Shop for Holidays 

The Rhinestone Shop has everything you could possibly need for Thanksgiving and the upcoming winter holidays, and now is the time to stock up! Be sure to check our huge inventory to find exactly the right sizes, shapes, and colors you need for your next sparkling project! 

 

 

DIY Fall and Halloween Rhinestone Projects

Fall is finally here! After what feels like a long summer, we’re ready to get into pumpkin spice everything and all things autumnal. Rhinestones, of course, will play a part in our DIY impulses, so check out some of our favorite projects for Fall. And don’t forget—Halloween is right around the corner too!

Spooky Plants

Are you planning a Halloween party? Cobwebs and skeletons are obviously great choices for décor, but if you want something a little less conventional, try making some of these spooky plants!

To start you’ll want to get your hands on artificial plants. Artificial succulents look particularly unique and interesting, but choose what appeals to your spooky inner self! You will also need black spray paint, preferably in a matte finish. If your plants are already in pots, that’s great. If not, you will need to acquire floral foam and pots to hold your plants.

Spray paint the whole plant and container black, making sure you get all of the nooks and crannies of your plant. Once it’s dry, you get to make your lifeless plant sparkle!

Black rhinestones, in our opinion, are the best choice for this project, but if something else suits your mood, go for it! Decorate the plant container with rhinestones, and if your plant has strong enough leaves, you can even add rhinestones to those.

To finish the whole look, use artificial cobwebs around the base of the plant for an extra touch of Halloween goodness.

Fall Lanterns

Imagine sitting outside in the chilly night air with a warm cup of cider. The only thing that would make it better would be the soft glow of candlelight. The solution? DIY seasonal lanterns.

We have two ideas for seasonal lanterns—one for Halloween, and one for any occasion in the fall.

For a festive Halloween lantern, we’re going for a mummy theme! You’ll need clear canning jars for your base lantern, and you’ll also need medical gauze (found at the drugstore), a hot glue gun, and two large, flat-backed, red rhinestones.

Unravel your medical gauze and get it all crinkly to start—this is going to be your mummy wrap. Glue one end near the top of the jar and start wrapping your way around, making sure to periodically glue down parts of the gauze. You’ll want to make sure some of it looks loosely attached to give it that “undead” look.

Finally, you’ll add your rhinestone eyes. These should be attached slightly underneath your mummy wrap. Add a battery-operated candle (You don’t want to accidentally set your mummy wrap on fire!) to your lantern and enjoy the spooky atmosphere.

For a more all-purpose lantern, you can start with an old fashioned lantern that you can find at shops that specialize in housewares. As with the mummy lantern, you’ll want to use a battery-powered light. The inside base of the lantern should be filled with a “nest” of artificial autumn leaves, which you can find at craft stores.

For the rhinestone component, you can add them to the outside of the lantern for some fall bling, but you can also add them to the inside seams of the lantern. These will still be visible from the outside, and the surfaces of the rhinestones will help reflect even more light. Choose your favorite fall colors and sit back and enjoy the glow.

Pumpkin Centerpiece

It’s definitely pumpkin season, and what better way to bring on the seasonal spirit than with a festive centerpiece? This charming table topper is easy to make, and there are a few varieties depending on what materials you have to work with.

One pumpkin topper that’s easy to make starts with those tiny decorative pumpkins you see in the grocery stores and pumpkin patches this time of year. Depending on your table size, you may want more than one pumpkin.

Get a small paring knife and carefully cut around the stem and carve out a small area (large enough for a tea candle). If desired, paint your pumpkin, and add small rhinestones to the cut edges. Finally, add a tea candle and enjoy your table topper!

If you don’t want the mess of a live pumpkin, or you’d rather have a centerpiece you can reuse, check your local craft store for inspiration. There are many options in terms of fall décor, and you may even want to do something with more of a Halloween vibe.

If you can find one of those ubiquitous pumpkin buckets, you can actually transform it into an adorable centerpiece for your Halloween party. Carefully remove the handle and add rhinestones to your pumpkin. Create a bed for your pumpkin centerpiece out of straw or artificial cobwebs. Finally, add either a candle for a glowing effect or fill it with candy for your guests!

Straw Wreath

In our opinion, there is a wreath for every season, and we love the idea of making a straw wreath studded with rhinestones. For this project you’ll need:

  • Straw wreath base
  • Craft straw
  • Adhesive
  • Flat-backed rhinestones, preferably in fall colors
  • Ribbon

This wreath project is actually fairly simple. The straw will radiate from the wreath base, using craft glue to attach everything. Cut your straw in varying lengths from 5-8 inches, unless the craft straw is already cut for you.

Work your way around the wreath base by gluing straw to the base so that the straw extends perpendicular to the base. It’s okay if it gets a little messy in the middle—you’ll be covering that part with ribbon and rhinestones at the end.

Once you have your straw around the entirety of the base you can start to apply your rhinestones and ribbon. Construct a bow out of ribbon and attach it to the top of your wreath, and place a ring of rhinestones around the base of your straw to cover up any adhesive and to add some sparkle.

Hang your wreath and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

The Best Rhinestones for Fall

The Rhinestone Shop has an enormous selection of rhinestones in all shapes and colors. We also have nailheads and other decorative elements to make your next craft project sparkle and shine. Take a look at our ever-expanding inventory and find the perfect pieces for your Fall crafts.

How To Add Sparkle To Your Wedding—4 Things to DIY with Rhinestones

If there’s one celebration that’s made for all things sparkle, it’s a wedding. Your wedding is an opportunity to bring out all of your bling and make everything a little brighter. Here are four ideas for how to add some much-loved sparkle to your wedding.

Wedding Dress Ribbon

The idea of actually making a wedding dress is something that most mortals can only dream of, but you can customize your purchased dress and make it something special.

With a little bit of handcrafting, you can create a wedding ribbon that will act as a waistband for your wedding dress, adding just enough sparkle to create something unique. For this project you’ll need the following:

  • 1-inch wide sheer ribbon (coordinate with your dress color)
  • Hotfix and sew-on rhinestones (assorted sizes)
  • Needle and thread (dress color)

To measure what length of ribbon you’ll need, put on your wedding dress and wrap the ribbon around the waist of the dress where you want the ribbon placed. Add about 2 inches for overlap to ensure you have enough length and cut the ribbon.

Starting about one inch from the end of the ribbon, plan your rhinestone pattern. If you want a touch of color on your dress, don’t be afraid to use colored rhinestones, but clear crystal and silver rhinestones are classics.

Your rhinestone pattern may be a mix of larger and smaller rhinestones—you may want larger sew-on rhinestones as focal points. As with all rhinestone projects, plan your pattern before gluing and sewing. In fact, you may want to experiment on a scrap ribbon before doing the full piece.

When you have your pattern planned, adhere the rhinestones to the ribbon, remembering to leave an inch on each end. Finally, carefully stitch your ribbon to the waist of your wedding dress with the unadorned ends folded under and attached to the back of the dress.

Cinderella Shoes

If the thought of directly working on your dress is a little intimidating, you could instead bling your footwear and create sparkling shoes that will make you feel like royalty.

You’ll want to find the perfect pair of shoes, preferably that is unadorned. They can be closed- or open-toed, and as flat or as spiky as you want them to be (but remember you’re going to be on your feet all day!).

You’ll need hotfix rhinestones, and the smaller you can get, the easier it will be to move around without the potential for them to fall off. Clear crystal rhinestones will give you the best “Cinderella” look, but feel free to experiment with different colors or an AB finish.

Carefully apply your rhinestones to your footwear, including the heel. When you’re done you’ll have the most fabulous shoes at the party!

Reception Centerpieces

While flowers are the traditional way to jazz up your reception tables, you can make them even more fun with rhinestones! There are a couple of easy ways you can add some sparkle to your centerpieces:

  • Rhinestone ribbons on vases
  • Rhinestone votive candleholders

If you have vases with floral arrangements, you can create rhinestone ribbons to wrap around the neck of the vase. This will allow you to use the vases again (or return them to the florist) while still adding your own touch. Wrap a length of ribbon around the vase and tie a bow—then snip the other end. Use this length as your template for the other vases.

Tie each ribbon around the vase and attach your rhinestones while on the vase. This will help you avoid placing rhinestones on the knotted part of the ribbon. Hotfix rhinestones will be easiest for this project, and you’ll want rhinestones that are smaller in diameter than the width of the ribbon (1/2”–1” ribbon width works best).

You can choose to use colored rhinestones or a colored ribbon if you would like, or you can just use classic clear crystal and a neutral sheer ribbon.

For votive candleholders, you’ll need votive candles and glass candleholders to fit. Use small hotfix rhinestones on the outside of the candleholder, which will help reflect the light from the candles, amplifying the sparkle at the table. This is a great project for minimalistic table settings.

Hair Accessories

In our opinion, one of the best ways to add some bling to your wedding is with gorgeous hair accessories. This could be in the form of a headband, pins, combs, or clips, and all of them are easy to DIY.

For headbands, you’ll obviously need a headband as your base, preferably one with flat surfaces. Use flat-backed hotfix rhinestones for your bling for a simple, but sparkling, headband.

To get a feel for rhinestone placement before you start, try a mock-up of your wedding hair and add your clips or combs without rhinestones. Then you can decide how big you want your piece to be—choose larger clips and combs for thicker hair and larger rhinestone settings.

To create sparkling hair clips, you can use a variety of techniques. Craft stores have a large assortment of hair clip bases that can simply be covered in rhinestones. If you’re ambitious and want something larger, you’ll need stiff felt as your base and small, sharp embroidery scissors to finish. Felt should be a color close to your hair color, if possible.

Create a pattern of flat-backed rhinestones in varying shapes (and possibly colors) before adhering them to the felt. Try and place your rhinestones as close together as possible, using small rhinestones as filler, but don’t be afraid to have a non-circular shape.

Finishing your hair clip will take some fine detail work. You’ll use embroidery scissors to very carefully trim away the excess felt from the rhinestones. You should have as minimal felt showing as possible. Glue the rhinestone piece to the hair clip to finish. This technique can be used for combs as well.

Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones for Your Wedding

The Rhinestone Shop has a huge selection of stones in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Check out our catalog to find the highest quality rhinestones for your DIY wedding projects!

Things to Bling Out for Back to School

Can you believe it’s that time already? The kids seemed to have just gotten back from the pool and it’s already time to start thinking about going back to school. But never fear! Your child won’t have to go back to school with the same old boring supplies. We’ve got a few ideas for how to bling out your school supplies—and the kids can help!

Bling Backpack

There are many backpacks to choose from (some might say too many), but the thing we’ve noticed a lot of backpacks are missing is some sparkle. A backpack is a super easy project to start with, as you can do simple designs or a monogram.

Hotfix or sew-on rhinestones will work for this sparkle session. We recommend hotfix rhinestones if you’re planning a larger, more complicated design and sew-on rhinestones if you simply want to apply accent stones. The sew-on rhinestones are less likely to fall off but are more time-consuming to apply.

Choose rhinestones that complement your backpack, or whatever color your child prefers. If you are choosing to monogram the backpack, look online for lettering suggestions and create a transfer of your monogram to apply to the backpack.

As always, have your rhinestones prepared and ready to apply, then carefully fix them to the backpack. The same process will apply for any other design you choose to do with hotfix rhinestones.

Pencil Cases

Even though school supplies may look a little different, one thing certainly still holds true: students need pencil cases! You can find both pencil pouches and pencil boxes anywhere with school supplies, and we think rhinestones are the perfect way to personalize!

Pencil boxes may be easier for kids to work with since the surface is stable, but you can easily bling out a pouch as well. For pencil boxes, you may want to paint your pencil box with acrylic paint before you start applying rhinestones. The kids can paint their boxes however they want and in their favorite colors.

You’ll need flat-backed rhinestones, preferably hotfix, since they are easier to apply. This is a great opportunity to let the kids use your novelty shapes like hearts and skulls.

Here are a few suggestions for ways to bling out your pencil case:

  • Polka dots
  • Flower patterns (use marquis shapes)
  • Square outlines
  • Rhinestone initials

If you have a more flexible pencil pouch, you may want to try using smaller rhinestones that can move with your pouch. Alternatively, you may be able to use sew-on rhinestones, depending on the material.

Shoes

One of the traditional back-to-school necessities is a new pair of school shoes. What better way to make them fun than with rhinestones?

Blinging out your kid’s new shoes is incredibly easy, and it’s easy to customize with their favorite colors and shapes. One product type that we sell in addition to rhinestones are nail heads, which are applied in a similar fashion to rhinestones and come in many fun shapes, though they aren’t nearly as sparkly.

There are a few ways you can jazz up shoes, which will partially depend on what type of shoe you have. It’s best to avoid areas that get a lot of wear such as eyelets, laces, and the tongue.

If you have sneakers, the best location for rhinestones is on the sides, particularly if you have high tops. The smaller the stones you use, the more flexible your shoe will be. The toe can also be a great location for some sparkle, but again, avoid the crease between the toe and the sides. For flip flops, you can simply add some bling to the top of the thongs.

It’s generally easier to add bling to shoes when you use small rhinestones or nail heads—larger stones may feel uncomfortable and could potentially fall off after continued wear.

Rulers

If you need to feed to sparkle addiction and want an easy project for kids to work on, rulers will fit the bill. All rulers have something of a rut going down the middle, which we think is just begging for some rhinestone enhancement.

You’ll need to use very small rhinestones for this project, as the rhinestones will have to fit inside the divot—round rhinestones or possibly narrow marquis or navette stones will be most appropriate.

If you want, you can apply a small band of acrylic paint down the middle for added personalization, but make sure you don’t cover your ruler marks! Add your rhinestones and start a rhinestone trend at school!

Locker Accessories

If the student in your life has a locker, there are suddenly so many more things just begging for some rhinestones! Some of our favorite locker accessories to bling out include:

  • Mirrors – Find mirrors designed specifically for lockers. They usually have magnets on the back. Add flat-back rhinestones around the edge of the mirror in whichever colors and shapes you want. The best part about this locker project is that the mirror will reflect the already sparkly rhinestones, making it double the fun!
  • Dry erase boards – This is a similar project to the locker mirror in that you apply rhinestones to the border of the dry erase board. Choose your favorite flat-backed rhinestones and make a frame that sparkles!
  • Locker magnets – Magnets for a locker are incredibly useful for putting up notes and pictures inside (and even outside) the locker. There are a few ways you can make rhinestone magnets.

One way is to find plain, flat magnets (like clothespin magnets) and cover them with your favorite rhinestones. Another way is to make the magnets yourself out of craft foam. Cut shapes out of craft foam in a color of your choice, then attach rhinestones to your cutouts and glue to a magnet. This is much more customizable, but does take a little more time.

We hope that the transition back to school goes smoothly for both you and the kids. Be sure to check back with The Rhinestone Shop for more project ideas and product updates!

DIY Rhinestone Projects for the 4th of July

We’re officially into the summer months, which means it’s also time to celebrate America. For many of us that means burgers on the grill and fireworks at night. If you’re planning a gathering of friends and family, make sure your decorations are on point. To help you out, we’ve put together a collection of Fourth of July DIY rhinestone projects.

Patriotic Starry Centerpiece

Whether you’re enjoying the warm weather out in the backyard or you’re taking advantage of the joys of air conditioning, your table will benefit from a beautiful centerpiece.

To create a dazzling centerpiece worthy of celebration you’ll need the following items:

  • Tin can, label removed
  • Red, white, and blue acrylic paint
  • Red, clear, and blue flat-backed rhinestones
  • Floral foam
  • 10-20 thin dowels, about 10 inches in length
  • Stiff felt in red, white, and blue
  • Glue

The idea is to create a “bouquet” of stars in an upcycled vase. To start, you’ll need to paint your can “vase” and dowels. The can will look great will stripes or a flag motif. Be creative! If you prefer solid colors, that’s great too!

The dowels will need to dry before you create your star “flowers”. While the dowels are drying, start cutting out stars in various felt colors. You’ll want to cut duplicates of each star because they will be glued back-to-back at the top of the dowels.

Glue the felt stars to the top of each dowel. How many you make is up to you and the size of your vase. Start with 10 and create more as needed. Each star topper will then get the rhinestone treatment. Using your favorite shapes and colors, glue rhinestones to your stars.

Grab your floral foam and form it or cut it to fit your vase. Arrange your star flowers by pushing them into the floral foam and your patriotic centerpiece is complete!

Clothespin Wreath

Wreaths are wonderful for creating an inviting home that’s in tune with the holiday. This is an easy project to get the kids involved in, and it take as much or as few rhinestones as you want (though we think more sparkle is always better!).

For this quick project you’ll need the following:

  • About 100 clothespins
  • Wire wreath frame
  • Red, white, and blue acrylic paint
  • Flat-backed rhinestones

One side of each clothespin will need to be painted. The ultimate look is that the clothespins will be clipped around the wreath frame in a flag pattern. Roughly one-quarter of your clothespins will be blue. Of the other clothespins, half will be red and half will be white.

Rhinestones can take the place of stars on your blue clothespins, and if you want you can cover your red and white pins with more rhinestones.

Clip each clothespin to the frame. Blue clothespins will occupy the top left quarter of the frame. Alternate red and white clothespins around the rest of the wreath frame. The result is a reusable wreath that brings patriotic cheer all summer.

Luminaries

With glass jars, tissue paper, and rhinestones, you can create fun and cute luminaries for your picnic table while you wait for the fireworks to start. You’ll need the following materials:

  • 4-oz glass jars
  • Red, white, and blue tissue paper
  • Rhinestones
  • Mod-Podge
  • Rhinestone glue
  • Tea candles

These luminaries are easy to make, and the kids can get involved in the process too! To start, cut your tissue paper into 1-inch squares, You’ll need only a few squares per jar.

Get a paintbrush and a small dish filled with Mod-Podge. Paint a small amount on the tissue paper square to adhere it to the inside of the jar. Use more Mod-Podge to completely cover the back of the tissue paper—don’t worry, it will dry clear.

Create a pattern with your paper, but make sure to leave open spaces and don’t overlap too much—the more overlap, the darker the luminary.

Once your paper is in place, glue rhinestones to the outside of the jar. You’ll want to create a pattern that leaves plenty of room for the light to shine through. When the luminaries are lit, the light will bounce off of the rhinestones and create a dazzling effect.

When everything is set, place your tea candles in the jars and watch the light flicker and dance in the nighttime.

Magic Wands

A favorite way to spend the Fourth is enjoying a parade or fireworks. We’ve got an idea for a sparkling wand you can wave around that catches the light and spreads some cheer.

This is very similar to the centerpiece idea, but instead you’ll be making a star-topped wand complete with ribbons and rhinestones. You’ll need:

  • Dowels cut into 12-inch lengths
  • Stiff felt in red, white, or blue
  • Rhinestones in coordinating colors
  • Red-white, and blue ribbons in various textures
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Glue

If you like, you can start by painting the dowels with acrylic paint in red, white, or blue. If you’re making multiple wands, use multiple colors! The next step is to cut the felt into pairs of matching stars. Star templates are available online—print one

on paper, cut it out, and use it as a template. The felt stars will be glued back-to-back, so make sure they’re the same size.

Before gluing your stars to the dowel, cut your ribbons into 20-inch lengths and fold in half. Glue the mid point of the ribbon to the top of the dowel. Add one red, one white, and one blue ribbon to the dowel.

The felt stars are going to need some sparkle! Glue rhinestones to one side of each star, and glue pairs of stars back-to-back at the ribbon end of the wand. When everything has set, you’re ready to wave your wand a celebrate Independence Day!

We hope you have a blast with these DIY projects! Make sure you check out our constantly expanding inventory and grab your red, white, and blue rhinestones in your favorite shapes. Have a safe, happy, and sparkling holiday!

Swarovski Rhinestones 101

Have you been bitten by the sparkle bug? Rhinestone addiction is serious business! Whether you’re new to the rhinestone game or you’re an experienced “Bling Master”, we’ve prepared a crash course in rhinestone types and how you can use them to create the best projects possible (and the most glittery!).

A (Mercifully Brief) History of Rhinestones

Centuries ago, rock crystals were harvested from the river Rhine in Austria and used in jewelry making. Since then, diamond-esque crystals have been produced from crystal glass, among other materials. Due to their river origins, the name “rhinestones” stuck, and folks have been using them to jazz up everything from Elvis’ jumpsuits to Michael Jackson’s glove ever since!

Why Swarovski?

Rhinestones can theoretically be made from many different materials, including acrylic, but the lower the material quality, the lower the quality of the rhinestones. Part of what makes a rhinestone so special is its sparkly nature, and lower quality materials create a duller stone.

Swarovski has been manufacturing rhinestones since the 19th century, when the company developed a technique for precision cutting. In comparison to other rhinestones, Swarovski uses higher quality lead crystal glass that has a higher lead content. This matters because the lead actually impact light refraction. In normal people speak, that just means the rhinestones are more sparkly.

Hotfix Rhinestones

Hotfix rhinestones (sometimes written as “hot fix”) refer to a type of rhinestone that has an adhesive back. The adhesive is heat-activated, which allows you to immediately adhere your rhinestones to the surface.

Hotfix rhinestones are best used in fabric applications and have a flat, foiled back. While hotfix stones are primarily meant for fabrics, you can use them as you would a regular flatback rhinestone by grabbing your trusty E-6000 glue.

There are several different tools you can use to apply hotfix rhinestones:

  • Handheld applicator – The most convenient way to apply hotfix rhinestones, in our opinion, is to use a handheld applicator. These are used specifically for hotfix rhinestones and heat the adhesive while helping you hold the rhinestone steady. Some applicators come with additional tools such as brushes and tweezers to make your work easier. Applicators are relatively inexpensive and are easy to find
  • Household iron – Believe it or not, a household iron you use for your clothes can actually be used to apply heat to hotfix rhinestones to make them stick. It’s not the ideal tool to use, but it will work in a pinch. Be prepared for putting in a little bit of effort.
  • Industrial heat press – To get the best results for hotfix application, you’ll need to get your hands on some industrial equipment—a heat press, to be specific. You definitely don’t need to go out an purchase one if you’re not doing this a lot, but if rhinestones are becoming part of your business, it’s worth considering.
  • Creative methods – While not recommended, it may be worth a mention that in an emergency rhinestone situation where you don’t own an iron, you could possibly even use an electric griddle! Maybe just invest in an iron…

Flatback Rhinestones

Flatback rhinestones refer to a huge class of rhinestones that includes hotfix rhinestones. As you might suspect, flatback rhinestones have a flat side—that’s the side that attaches to your designated project.

Flatbacked rhinestones that are not hotfix stones are applied using a specialized adhesive. Our favorite is E-6000 glue, but there are others on the market. Hotfix rhinestones, as mentioned above, are heat-activated.

One of the best reasons to use a flatback rhinestone is the versatility in terms of use. Because the back is flat, you can apply it to just about anything you can envision. Whether it’s a lampshade, your favorite pair of jeans, or a Mason jar, flatback rhinestones will get the job done.

In terms of projects, you really just need to consider the size of your rhinestones and the surface you’re applying it to. For example, if you have a round object, you might need to use smaller rhinestones to make it work.

Flatback rhinestones come in a huge assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors, and if you’re investing in high-quality Swarovski crystal (which you totally should!), you get an additional option labeled “AB.” AB refers to the unique Swarovski finish applied to rhinestones known as “Aurora Borealis,” which gives the rhinestone a rainbow-y, iridescent effect.

Sew-On Rhinestones

If you’re aware of Liberace, you’re aware of sew-on rhinestones. This style of rhinestone is made for sewing onto fabrics and is often more three-dimensional than a traditional flatback or hotfix rhinestone. This can add to the texture and appeal of a particular garment.

Sew-on rhinestones take a certain amount of skill to apply neatly. The rhinestone will have at least two premade holes that you will sew through to attach to the fabric. In a way it’s like sewing on a button, but you need to take care in choosing the right thread. There’s also an art to sewing in a way that’s secure but not overkill in terms of excess thread.

Needle

When you’re sewing on rhinestones, it’s important to use a beading needle—beading needles are thin and flexible, which will save you a lot of frustration down the line.

Thread

Choosing the right thread is just as important as choosing the right stones. You have a few options, but jewelry thread is recommended. It doesn’t kink and resists abrasion and fraying. Nylon thread generally works well, especially if it’s meant for beading. The lesson to take away from this is that if it’s good for beading, it’s probably good for rhinestones.

Silk thread is a more traditional option. It looks beautiful, but it also has a tendency to fray, which can make it more difficult to thread the needle. It can also snag easily on mounts, which are sometimes used with sew-on rhinestones.

Our inventory updates regularly—be sure to check back and find the perfect rhinestones for your next project. We’ve got a massive selection of sew-on, flatback, and hotfix rhinestones in dozens of colors, including AB stones! In addition, we sell glue, tools, and more.