Not to brag, but we win awards for our crystal & rhinestone apparel & accessories, and one of the main reasons is that besides LOVING SPARKLE and taking pride in our work, we’d like you to know that all rhinestones are NOT the same, and that’s why only we use PREMIUM QUALITY rhinestones you can trust for long-lasting sparkle.
When we create a bling design, it’s made with premium grade rhinestones (or Swarovski crystal if needed) which will sparkle more and last longer than generic mass market rhinestones (you won’t find any cheap plastic here). In fact, these rhinestones will last as long as the shirts they decorate and are also machine washable (turn shirt inside out; cold water wash then hang or fluff dry). Your bling will keep you looking great for as long as you wear it!
One extra step in our process is making sure all rhinestone design heat transfers are individually checked and adjusted before they’re either shipped out to our customers or heat pressed onto garments (tees, caps, totes, hoodies, etc.) to create finished decorated apparel.
Here’s the deal — with rhinestones, there are 2 primary considerations:
1. The quality of the stones
2. The quality of the application
Quite simply, these 2 things make all the difference between a high quality, durable design application and the kind of questionable design work that makes people less than trusting about working with bling (we’ve seen what happens when design work isn’t handled with care which is why we take extra steps to make the best possible product).
First off, on the issue of bling itself, “rhinestone” is something of an umbrella term, as there is no one source for rhinestones (unlike, for example, Swarovski crystal, which is the one and only). Rhinestones come in different grades and from different countries (primarily Korea and China, with Korean stones being far superior). We use AAA grade Korean stones, which are of a very high quality (very blingy) and made with excellent glue backings, to ensure they do the job (looking good and keeping themselves that way).
What sets us apart if that we have someone reviewing the backings of the stones of every design, looking for any questionable stones, and replacing them with good ones. We also re-align stones so they are positioned as they ought to be (especially important with certain shapes and text in particular…nobody wants crooked letters – eeeek!). This takes time from production but it ensures a level of quality that makes our product stand out and why we have a 5 Star ★★★★★ ASI rating.
We’ve been a SECRET SHOPPER of sparkle, we we’ve found many of these steps are not followed, and we have received apparel with missing stones, crooked pressings – basically cringe-worthy stuff, but to protect the identity of the guilty, we will not mention any names.
So, let’s see what we can do for you — we at Sparkle Plenty Designs say the proof is in the pudding (or, sparkle in our case), so please visit our work at HERE and fill out a QUOTE form if you want to see your/your clients brand, message, idea or passion come to life in awesome BLING!