In the performance world, living large is practically a necessity. On a big stage, in a big auditorium, your performance must be bigger in order for people to actually see you. Project! An-nun-ci-ate! Emote. Emote! Make your movements larger! Use the space! Use all the space!
Spotlight stealers- and you know who you are- I’m talking to you, here. This is your excuse to go big with your rhinestones. Science will support you: large crystals reflect the light differently than small stones.
Small stones are prized for the glittering effect that moves through the design, a characteristic that is attributed to the many angles of detailed faceting quickly breaking up the path of light. Large stones have larger facets, which hold the light on the surface longer. The effect is flashier. Literally. Think of a spotlight on a mirror compared to a spotlight on a disco ball. So cool to see a disco ball spray the light into a million different pieces around the room…but, a spotlight in a mirror will practically blind you. WHOA! Got your attention, didn’t it? (Psst- did you know that signal mirrors can be seen 100 miles away?)
So, go big or go home! We have the best selection of large stones, and we can help you design a plan to use them. Try these stunners:
- Swarovski® 40ss colors- we have the largest selection of colors in this large Xirius Rose flat back, including the new shimmer effect.
- We have some older, but still amazing, Swarovski® 40ss faltbacks on clearance.
- The largest color selection of 40ss fallbacks is in our LUX Austrian Crystals®. Check out all the AB colors!
- NEW! Swarovski® Jewel Cut crystals offer a larger size flat back stone in classic shapes and big-time sparkle. With no sewing holes and a sleek profile, they were created especially for our customer’s preference of easy gluing application.
- Swarovski® #2034 Concise was introduced for Spring/Summer 2017 trends. This stone is a reimagining of the classic Rose cut, its lower table and equal faceting allowing sparks to fly with more reflected light.
- Chessboard Circles are large and in charge! Check out the 20mm selection or crystal 30mm.
- NEW! Swarovski® #3211 Lemon rounds out the gorgeous variety of Sew On stones, which are generally much larger than flat back shapes.
- An oldie but goodie! Czech Rauten Roses have been carried in our line since day one because of their flash and price point.
What better way to give a larger-than-life performance? Go on, dear reader. Go dazzle those crowds. Break a leg!
Rhinestones Unlimited blog author Jemm Stone is a multifaceted girl navigating our sparkly world with on-point insights. Visit Blog.RhinestonesU.com to follow her thoughts as she highlights design trends, turns the spotlight on industry influencers and breaks down how-to tips like light through a crystal prism.