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Sequins and Rhinestones for Clothing and Fabric
Rhinestones and sequins are two of the most popular types of embellishments used in fashion and jewellery making. They add sparkle, shine, and dimension to any project, and are often used to create stunning designs that catch the eye and add interest. We stock rhinestones to sew on clothing and rhinestones to glue onto fabric. Many of our customers use our crystal diamantes to embellish dance clothing and also for makeup and nail art, with extremely small sizes available too.
Where are Sequins and Rhinestones Made?
Rhinestones are typically made of crystal or glass and are cut to reflect light, creating a dazzling effect that is both eye-catching and elegant. They come in a range of sizes and shapes, from tiny seed beads to large, faceted stones, and can be used in a variety of ways, from simple accents to elaborate designs. Rhinestones are often made in Europe and Asia under a range of brands such as Swarovski, Preciosa, Shimr, and more.
Sequins, on the other hand, are small, flat disks that come in a variety of colours and textures. They are often used in fashion design to create eye-catching details and embellishments, such as intricate patterns, decorative trims, and sparkling accents. Typically a plastic, acrylic or thin metal, these components are typically made in Asia. We stock a range of sequins and also have the factory’s colour, size and shape charts which combine to provide many tens of thousands of possible options that can be ordered and produced to spec.
What rhinestones to use on fabric?
Flay back rhinestones such as Swarovski, Preciosa and Shimr crystals are used to add sparkle for fun, bright and formal fashion looks. They can be quite an inexpensive way to embellish your outfits.
Rhinestones for Craft and Shoes
One of the most popular uses for rhinestones is in jewellery making, where they are often used to add sparkle to bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and other accessories. They can be incorporated into a variety of designs, from simple and classic to bold and elaborate, and can be used to create a wide range of looks, from understated elegance to dramatic glamour.
They can easily be applied to shoes for a hot on trend look. It doesn’t take a lot either. Many people will embellish the shoe brand logo or a specific panel of the shoe design. A simple line along a seam in the stitching can add an interesting dash of sparkle. The other option is a random scattering. Whatever your style, a little sparkle on your shoes can look great!
What are Sequins used for?
One of the most popular uses for sequins is in formalwear, where they are often used to create stunning evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and other special occasion garments. They can be used to create a range of effects, from subtle shimmer to bold and dramatic sparkle, and are often incorporated into intricate designs that require careful placement and attention to detail.
In addition to their use in fashion and jewellery making, rhinestones and sequins are also popular in home decor and other creative projects. They can be used to add sparkle and shine to everything from picture frames and scrapbooks to holiday decorations, craft and DIY projects.
How to apply Rhinestones
Rhinestones can be applied by glue or hot-fix. Gluing is quite easy. Simply lay down a bead of glue and place the rhinestones one-by-one using a positioning tool. Hot-fix crystals are also easy and possibly less messy. They have a pre-applied heat-activated glue. All you do is heat the glue using a hot-fix tool and the crystal sets permanently in place.
Where to Buy Craft Rhinestones in Australia
Beads N Crystals carries a wide range of craft rhinestones, crystal rhinestones and sequins. Browse our Swarovski collection, Preciosa collection or Shimr collection to see the amazing array of sizes and colours on offer. If you’d also like to know where to buy rhinestones in bulk, you’re in the right place. We have access to the entire Preciosa catalogue at wholesale factory direct prices in bulk bags. Shimr crystals are in stock in all sizes and colours in bulk packs right now. They’re a very economical option and are extremely popular with gymnasts, dancers, clubs and more. Wholesale ordering is also possible via our wholesale programme.
Rhinestones and sequins are two of the most versatile and popular embellishments used in fashion and jewellery making. They offer endless creative possibilities and can be used to add a touch of glamour and sophistication to any project. Whether you’re a professional jewellery designer or a DIY enthusiast, rhinestones and sequins are sure to become an essential part of your creative toolkit.