I’ve posted several times about those yummy sparkly Swarovski Flatback 2028 Crystals- the wonderful selection, the cool color chart, and my then favorite place to shop online, DanceShopper-
This past month I was working on sample finishes for a master bedroom (I posted about it here). Swarovski Crystals were needed- both Silver Shade and Black Diamond color. The client checked out my crystal color chart (ABOVE) that I’d purchased awhile ago from Danceshopper, and loved the idea of using crystals on the ceiling. Take a look at this huge chart online- Danceshopper Crystal Flatback Chart. You can still order the hard copy chart for $19.95 – I love mine.
I needed several sizes of each color – I priced them at Danceshopper. I also priced them at Rhinestoneshop.com, where I found an awesome selection and at really affordable rates ( its mostly because the quantity is less, which works perfectly for smaller projects like this one I’m working on ). They offer a crystal chart as well – Rhinestoneshop Crystal Flatback Chart, for $30.
Heres what I found –
Black Diamond size 40ss Danceshopper not offered Rhinestoneshop 12 pc $6.99
Black Diamond size 34ss Danceshopper 144 pc $22.50 Rhinestoneshop 18 pc $4.75
Black Diamond size 20ss Danceshopper 1440 pc $76.50 Rhinestoneshop 72 pc $6.25
Silver Shade 34ss Danceshopper 144 pc $27.75 Rhinestoneshop 18 pc $5.75
Silver Shade 20ss Danceshopper 1440pc $94.75 Rhinestoneshop 72pc $8.00
I use the E-6000 glue for applying the stones, and Rhinestoneshop offered all varieties of glue sizes – I ordered the 10 tubes (0.18oz ea) for $15.00. The E-6000 works great, but it’s almost impossible to keep the tube clean for next use… .good luck getting it open. So, figured the individual .18oz size tubes are perfect!
I also picked up a couple ‘Rhinestone Perfect Positioner’ tools –
They were only $1.50 each, and I figured ANYTHING new is worth trying once – especially if you’ve ever hand applied the flatback crystals – it is S L ooooooo W going! The tip is like those gooey rubber hands that your kids arrive home from the carnival with, that make permanent marks on your walls? 🙂
Anyway, I thought I’d share…. Rhinestoneshop has free shipping most of the time, and no sales tax if out of state. And the ship speed was incredible. I got my package from Arizona to Michigan in record time. Rhinestoneshop is now my new favorite!