Adding Rhinestones to your costume January 6, 2023 00:20

On most dance costumes it is easy to see where to add rhinestones. Look for areas that you would like to draw attention to. If the costume has a good pattern then you could accentuate it. Scattering rhinestones on the bodice is also a very easy way to add extra sparkle.
Once you get more comfortable with adding rhinestones, You can choose to add a few rhinestones for a little sparkle or a large amount of rhinestones to really dazzle. Regardless of your decision, adding rhinestones to dance costumes is an easy way to make your costume look amazing.

You could start by laying rhinestones on your costume to see the effect. If needed you can mark the placement of the stones with a small chalk mark or a washable sewing marker. Then, you simply glue the rhinestones on according to your markings. Gem tac is a very popular glue as it dries clear and is easy to use.

Lay your costume out as flat as possible. If you’re gluing to a sheer fabric like chiffon, place a piece of wax parchment paper between the layers of fabric. This will keep the layers from being glued together.

Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on the fabric. Pick up your chosen rhinestone using a wax pencil, wax pencils are cheap to buy and easy to use. press rhinestone into the glue drop. Some of the glue should seep out from the edges. This is very important as it forms a seal and helps to keep the rhinestone from peeling off. If you can not see glue seeping out around the edge, this means you are not using enough glue. Once you’ve glued all the rhinestones to your costume, allow to dry flat for 24 hours.

You can use this technique for gluing rhinestones on any other type of garment as well as dance costumes.  Now you can add sparkle to tee shirts, clothes and shoes.

When you’re looking for a the best place for quality rhinestones, choose Rhinestone HQ, With great customer service and fast shipping, we want to be your go to rhinestone supplier. 

Upcoming Competitions September 20, 2022 15:34

Here at Rhinestone HQ we are fully prepared and our stock room is full to the brim in readiness to supply all your sparkle needs. There are many competitions being held in the next few months, lots of Ballroom, freestyle skating and many more to name. September and october are also big months for Irish dancing competitions, with the very popular All Scotland Championships kicking off on the 6th - 9th October 2022
We have an extensive range of flatback crystals, sew on stones in assorted colours and many more products.
If you are needing to embellish your dresses/costumes with lots of sparkle we can help you, or if you just wanted to revamp and add extra bling to your current dress/costume we can help with that too.
Did you know we have a sample matching service available
If your dress/costume is missing crystals please send us a message , we will try to match them up and also send a free sample to check.


Swarovski stops crystal supply April 30, 2021 20:26

Swarovski are set to stop there crystal supply to many accounts as part of a new strategy.
The Global
crystal and jewellery business Swarovski is to stop supplying its loose crystals and gemstones to other jewellery brands and third-party re-sellers as part of a business “transformation programme.

According to Bloomberg, the new CEO Robert Buchbauer, himself a member of the dynasty, is trying to push through plans to make the company slimmer by shrinking low margin mass market products and shift focus to more profitable ones.  The turnaround plan is expected to take a few years. Not all the family are in agreement but Buchbauer is likely to prevail. He believes these steps are necessary for the long term survival of the company.  

“It’s very painful for everybody, but we have to take the steps that we should have taken years ago,” said Buchbauer, 54. In the future, Swarovski will focus on higher quality products with unique designs rather than trying to offer everything for everybody, he said. “Swarovski crystals on a 10-euro T-shirt don’t add to our profitability and hurt our brand image.”

Due to this major change we have been contacted by many new customers. We have been sending out samples and charts to all that have asked. 

If you are looking for a great alternative to Swarovski please message us for samples. Try before you buy 

We have a full range of colour choices and sizes.
Great customer service and affordable prices .

we also sell a full range of accessories including our best selling Irish Shoe Buckles , and our newest addition the Pump buckles .
please go check them out.  

Add some sparkle November 6, 2020 10:40

Well this month at Rhinestone HQ we have been keeping very busy by making many accessories such as earrings hair-packs and Irish dance buckles.

We have had lots of bespoke orders using many of our beautiful coloured rhinestones , we have so many lovely colours to choose from. Lots of different shades of pink have proved very popular.

did you know that Irish dance in its current form developed from various influences such as Native Irish dance, French quadrilles and English country dancing. Dance was taught by "travelling dance masters" across Ireland in the 17th-18th century, and separate dance forms developed according to regional practice and differing purposes.

click on the next link to check out our lovely range of buckles. We also have some in the Sale too .

Here at rhinestone hq we have seen a rise in the sale of our dance accessories, from earrings for all dance genres to Buckles and number clips for Irish Dancers. We love that dancers are still working hard towards there goals and practising hard.

many are also repairing and refreshing there costumes and dresses

Sadly due to covid-19 , competitions as we know them are on hold with online competitions now being the new norm. so getting glammed up to compete online means you can still shine with some added sparkle.
We have spoken to many dancers who also love to practise whilst still enjoying a bit of sparkle !!
Keep up the hard work and enjoy your Buckles earrings hair packs and sparkles. 
Stay safe and well.



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