Author Archive for: ‘Rhinestones Unlimited’

  • Swarovski Spring/Summer 2015 colors, Tangerine and Iridescent Green, available now at Rhinestones Unlimited

    Swarovski New Colors Spring/Summer 2015

    Swarovski has announced their two new colors, Tangerine and Iridescent Green!  These beautiful shades are available now, ready in time for you to plan your Spring/Summer 2015 collections. Tangerine (Standard Color)  “A strong warm orange tone, Tangerine provides a vibrant addition to the color range.” …

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  • Pantone Color of the Year 2014- Radiant Orchid

    Pantone’s Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

    If the color Radiant Orchid was a tangible object, I imagine it would be an infinity pool tucked inside a colorful garden, overlooking a calm valley.  I imagine that when I stepped in and sunk to my shoulders- in the morning hour when everything is …

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  • Hunter Armband Bodice Detail

    How to Design for a Dance Costume (Part 2)


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  • UDMA Booth 2014 NJ Jill Stoning Cropped

    How to Design for a Dance Costume (Part 1)

    Do you want to know the secret of the best costume designers?  They pick a direction and stick with it.  That’s it.  Design- in any medium- is just the individual’s perspective, manifested.  Yes, some people have innate abilities to make the process easier, or the energy to research …

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  • Discount Dance Gabbys Jazz Full2

    How to Transform Dancewear from Studio to Stage

    The metamorphosis that a costume provides can do wonders for your dance, for both the audience and you.  As the performer, the addition of your dressing room routine- applying makeup, arranging your hair, clasping on your jewelry- is part of the mental journey to the stage. And …

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  • Gem-Tac bottle

    The Right Sticky Situation

    If you think I’m about to dish on the best cinnamon roll at the doughnut shop, I’ll tell you up front, I’m not, and you’re hungry. Go grab a snack and come right back, we’ll talk. Let’s just discuss, all of you flat-back gluers, some …

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  • Payton, in a costume featuring PriceLess Crystals

    PriceLess Crystal: Dancers’ Performance Enhancers

    We’re no strangers to fantastic costumes- with dozens of dance studios in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro, renowned pattern companies, cobblers and costume manufacturers calling the Twin Cities home, and the most theaters per capita outside of the Big Apple itself, we’ve been privy to some …

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  • PriceLess Crystal close-up

    PriceLess Crystal™—The Most Cost-Effective Crystal On the Market!

    Ladies, gents.  You want the truth?  Whether your medium is music, dance, skating, theater, cheer, posing, acrobatics, pageantry, riding, showing or just wowing the crowd (politics?  Does that count?), read on [dramatic sound cue here, a chorus of squealing violins, or ominous bass note]: I …

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  • Swarovski 2014 15 Fw Colors Released 9 13

    Swarovski New Colors Fall/Winter 2014-15

    After careful consideration, Swarovski has released two beautiful new crystal shades, predicting hot colors of future seasons, and manufacturing has begun!  Available now, designers of all genres have time to plan and complete their Fall/Winter 2014-15 collections with the new crystal colors: Dark Moss Green …

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  • Crystal rhinestones shimmer like pebbles

    What is a Rhinestone? A True Fairy Tale.

    It’s actually a sweet little beginning: Once upon a time, the banks of Europe’s Rhine River sparkled with thousands of rock crystal pebbles that gleamed in prismatic brilliance along the water’s edge.  Highly prized and quite uncommon, these organic Rhine stones were gradually depleted, as …

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