We are very excited to announce today the launch of a very exciting new product.
We are often asked to embellish champagne bottles, and glasses and bridal lingerie, but we thought we would share the fun, and sell you the individual letters so you can “Crystal Kiss’ anything your heart desires!
Currently we are offering iron on and self adhesive products designed for clothing and other items, we will be introducing crystal transfers for the skin, so you can smother yourself in sparkles!
As always we use Swarovski Elements to make our products, so you will be getting the most luxurious bling in the world!!!
Our website will be launching soon and will feature an online store where you can shop 24 hours.
In the mean time if you wish to place an order, contact us through the CrystalSkins website contact page: www.crystalskins.co.uk/contact.html
So we get many messages from people asking how we create our embellishments…. so we thought we would share a bit of the magical recipe with you…. we cannot share the whole process as part of it is a secret ingredient that we have to keep to ourselves :)
So what goes into one of our designs?
Diamonds and Pearls in Pink & Lilac Theme
46 different types of Swarovski Elements
A great deal of patience
A sprinkle of love
Time To Create
Time to Cook
First we have to prepare the phone, this is to make sure the crystals don’t just peel off and we also have to make sure the colour underneath the crystals matches the crystals.
This involves the magic secret part, this process takes about 24 hours to complete and only then is the phone ready to be dressed in the finest crystals money can buy :)
We then go to our shiny cupboard and find all the crystals we need. In some cases we only need a couple of colours in 2 or 3 sizes, but for this particular recipe we used 46 different Swarovski Elements in various shapes, sizes and colours.
We then carefully lay out all the different Swarovski Elements and start to create!
We apply each crystal one at a time, fitting them together like a jigsaw puzzle, finding the right size and colour the fit the one next to it.
The crystals range in size from about 7mm right down to just over 1mm.
As you can imagine trying to pick up a 1mm crystal is hard enough in itself! We hand place over 1800 crystals, cementing each one securely as we go.
This process can take up to 2 days as the crystals need to be secure on one side of the phone before we can start on the other.
When the last crystal has been placed the item is left for 24 hours. For the first 4 hours we check the item every hour to make sure all the little sparkly elements are still where they should be, then we let it rest.
After 24 hours we check over the item to make sure every element has behaved and is secure. Then and only then do we place it in it’s velvet gift box hand tied with a satin ribbon, topped of with a single Swarovski crystal.
The item is now ready to go home, back to it’s anxious owner and is destined for a life of fame and adoration!
All boxed up and ready to go…..
Bye for now, more news and sparkly stuff next time!
Hello all you sparkle lovers!
We have decided to move our blog page so we can spread the sparkle farther and wider!
On these pages we will keep you updated of exciting things we have been creating, and bringing you all sorts of stunning creations from the fashion world, and other stuff that makes us smile!
So we recently worked with Gossard, Elle Liberachi and One Mega Management to create this one off stunning creation. It took us 3 long weeks to create, but we think Elle shows it off perfectly! Keep your eyes peeled on Gossards campaigns later this year to see more of Elle and THE bra!!!! Click here for a larger image.
We have also been working with the brilliant people who invented My Carry Potty. An ingenious creation for all you mums out there! We created this fully crystal embellished potty for them to promote their new range of pottys with crystal highlights and names. Check out their website here for more info!
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