Swarovski Rhinestones - The Many Uses

Apr 16 07:57 2009 Gen Wright Print This Article

Swarovski rhinestones are becoming more and more popular these days due to a few reasons.

Firstly,Guest Posting their sparkling outer appearance are naturally attractive. They look very much like precious stones, except that they come at a much lower price. A piece of rhinestone may cost as low as ten dollars. In addition, they are versatile enough to be attached to various accessories.

1) Crystals on clothing.

Swarovski stones are available in many different sizes. The smallest stone is only about 2.5mm. The largest stone is about 11.5mm. The industry measures the size of the stone in "ss", short for "stone size". If you translate the measurements to stone size, the stones are labeled from between 9ss to 48ss.

This means you will be able to find different stone sizes to match your clothing. The crystals can be attached to any piece of clothing with some special glue.

2) Rhinestones on gift items.

You probably didn't know that rhinestones can be used as decorative pieces on items such as paperweights, key chains, or photo frames. The stones are ideal because the crystals catch light, sparkles, and attract attention. They also help to enhance the overall look of the gifts, and make them look more expensive.

3) Nail decoration.

Fingernails today can be made into pieces of art. Usually, only nail paints are used for decoration. But you can also use crystals to spice up the design if you wish. The stones will add a 3 dimensional look to the overall picture. Of course, you will have to work with some of the smallest stones, since you don't have much space on a single nail.

4) Cell phones.

Stone pieces can also be attached to cell phones. This can be done either by gluing the stones in place, or attaching the stones to a chain (or a piece of string). You can create many interesting designs, and transform your cell phone into a unique gadget. Everyone has a cell phone these days. If you happen to like a particular design, try doing the same for your family and friends. Put your creative talent to good use and they will thank you for it.

5) Pet collars.

Use rhinestones to decorate your pet collars. This serves multiple purposes. Besides being purely decorative items, the gems will also help others identify the dog. When you take your dog out for walks, neighbors and friends will come to recognize that special looking pet collar. So if your pet ever get lost, there will be a higher chance that someone would recognize the pet and return it to you.

As you can see, there are many ways you can use Swarovski rhinestones. You don't have to restrict yourself to using them on clothes. Use them to redecorate any items that want. After all, they come at very affordable prices. The above are only some suggestions to get you started. Once you are more familiar with the stones, you can use them on any craft project that you can think of.

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