On a final note, as I was hot on the Swarovski trail, I was just overwhelmed by the wealth of products available. There are approximately 80 colours of these beautiful crystals and beads and this is perhaps just the beginning. I have started with a range which I think will offer you the most inspiration for miniatures. Not all the colours are available in the smaller sizes so I had to bring you the most varied range possible. I hope you enjoy working with these wonderful crystals. Any crystallized elements you require I can orde in for you so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
For real dressmakers and miniature ones! - there are two kinds of flat back crystals - hot fix and non hot fix. The hot fix variety can be applied to fabrics with a special heat gun or iron - you CANNOT glue these on as the backing will react with the glue and the crystals will just fall off. Non hot fix crystals are best suited for miniature gowns.