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How to bling anything and make it beautiful, see what a few crystals can do.

Updated on June 3, 2014

Yes I blinged a bottle of Twisted Tea for a close friend of mine.

Twisted Tea for the girly girl :)
Twisted Tea for the girly girl :) | Source

The back of the Twisted Tea bottle

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Glue options

E6000
E6000
Swarovski Crystal Two-Part Epoxy Glue
Swarovski Crystal Two-Part Epoxy Glue

1st thing is Glue

Glue is the most important part of the whole bling thing. If you don't have the correct glue you can forget it! So go online to Amazon or take a ride to your local hardware store and find E6000 or you can order what's called *Swarovski Crystal Two-Part Epoxy Glue* you get two tubes in one package of that glue.

The price of E6000 is around: $4.39

The price of the Swarovski Crystal Two-Part Epoxy Glue is about: $19.97 (Swarovski anything is going to cost more but it is well worth every penny).


Beads

FLAT BACK BEAD
FLAT BACK BEAD
IRON ON BEAD
IRON ON BEAD
SEW ON BEAD
SEW ON BEAD

Beads

There are a million different options for beads, it all depends on what you'd like to spend and what you are attaching the beads to.

Flatbacks: are what you would use on a flat surface

Hotfix: Beads that you would use with a tool such a the "bedazzler". These types of beads are good for blinging, outfits-purses-shoes. Do not use Hotfix beads on: leather, water resistant material and non porous surfaces

Sew on stones: These are pretty self explanatory, you use them to sew on fabric. It you want to jazz up shirts or jackets. They are cute for custom collars or switching out ugly buttons.

Iron on: This is exactly what it sounds like a pattern of stones already designed in a pattern that you iron onto fabric.



Blinged out binkie by me

I blinged this binkie for my daughter
I blinged this binkie for my daughter | Source
Rhinestone tray
Rhinestone tray | Source

Rhinestone/crystal tray

I have found that having the right accessories makes blinging everything much easier!

The tray pictured to the right is nice because you empty like 25 to 50 stones in the tray and you shake the tray in a circular motion and it automatically turns all your flat back crystals upright!

This tray should cost no more than $4.00 or so



I blinged my boring glasses!

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Glue Syringe

How do you get the glue in the right place without making a mess?

I found the neatest tool, it looks a little creepy but it does a perfect job. It's a glue syringe. You suck the glue up into the syringe and then push the plunger in and you can do a stone at a time with just a dab of glue. The syringes are also reusable if you clean them out right after your finished your project.

You can buy these in a package of multiples or in a single package. They average about $1.00 per syringe.

I call this a "picker upper"

What are you going to use to pick up the stones?

The best tool I have found to pick up those tiny little stones is a pencil with a white tip, it sets the stone perfectly and then you can use a pair of tweezers to really make it stick.

This pencil "picker upper" should cost about $2.00 or less.

Bling literally makes everything look better!

What can you jazz up with some crystals or rhinestones? A million things but I will give you a few ideas to get you started:

  • Watches
  • Glasses & Sunglasses
  • Tank tops/T-shirts
  • Sneakers
  • Binkies
  • Wine glasses
  • Photo frames
  • Cell phone cases/cell phones
  • iPad's or Kindles
  • My daughter loves to play with boys toys, so I bling her trucks and make them look girly! She loves it.

A plain watch I blinged

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One of the toys I have blinged

BEFORE
BEFORE | Source
AFTER
AFTER | Source
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I told you the possibilities are endless!

Yes I actually blinged out the handle of our pumpkin!
Yes I actually blinged out the handle of our pumpkin! | Source

To bling or not to bling

Do you think boys should bling things or is it to girly?

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© 2014 Karen Ranoni

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      Bre 24 months ago

      What about if you wanted to bling out a flat iron?

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      Karen Ranoni 2 years ago from Romeo, MI

      Thank you I love to bling stuff...Anything you want blinged send my way!!!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, these bling are beautiful for decoration objects