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New Flatback Crystals for Polymer Clay


I like to include crystal rhinestones into my clay designs.  They make an ideal accent and provides the items a extra completed look plus who would not love just a little bling?  Up till not too long ago, I used solely real Swarovski crystals, nonetheless, they stop producing the kind that’s appropriate with the clay (flatbacks with the hotfix glue) and what colours stay in the marketplace are very restricted but in addition very expensive.

I’m going by lots of crystals in my work and since my stash was operating low and Swarovskis have been tough to search out, I needed to give you one other resolution.  I’ve since found new crystal rhinestones which can be manufactured proper right here in my very own nation of Canada!  These crystals are superb!  I discover the cuts are very near the Swarovski crystals (and is tough to inform the distinction, actually) and the colours are so wealthy and intense.

As a result of I order big quantities, I get quantity pricing and determined to make them accessible in our on-line retailer.  I’ve them accessible in 3 of the most well-liked sizes – 4, 5 and 6mm. 

Listed here are some samples of what’s already accessible in my store and I’ve matched a few of these up with the brand new Pantone spring colours for visualization.  You may click on on any of the images beneath to see that particular crystal colour listed.

The yellow crystals proven beneath are what they name “AB” which is an abbreviations for “Aurora Borealis”.  These give off a form of rainbow impact after they replicate the sunshine.  Their magnificence is tough to seize in {a photograph}.  The crystals listed here are the identical in each picture and with the Pantone Spring colour Daffodil, however seem in another way relying on the angle of my digital camera.

Right here is one other beautiful colour that has 2 fundamental colours that replicate but in addition have an “AB” end.  These are proven on two of the Pantone Spring colours, Innuendo and Dahlia.  See how the crystals choose up the colour of whichever one they’re on?

The crystals proven beneath are a blue and turquoise inexperienced combo and right here they’re on the Pantone Spring colour, Skydiver.

The crystals beneath are referred to as Hyacinth.  They replicate an orangey kind purple and are proven right here on the Pantone Spring colour Poinciana.  These crystals are certainly one of my favorites and was very tough to seize their true magnificence.

The Aqua crystals proven right here would not have the AB or reflective coating however are nonetheless very beautiful because of the cuts and readability.  Right here they’re proven with the Pantone Spring colour Spun Sugar which praise fairly properly.

And naturally these purple crystals are very totally different than your typical Amethyst colour.  The purple colour is kind of deep and intense and in addition an ideal praise to the Pantone colour of the yr, Very Peri!

The crystals proven beneath are my absolute favorites!  They’re a White Opal and have a milky  look.  I like how they make an amazing accent as a substitute of plain clear crystals and discover they mix properly with my display screen prints once I use white acrylic paint to create the patterns.  They work properly once I would not have that excellent colour match to the clay.

I’ve extra colours listed in my on-line retailer which you’ll take a look at right here together with different jewellery provides that I exploit in my tutorial classes.


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