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How to Make a Crystal Skull for Halloween

Halloween isn’t far away, which means one thing: it’s time to get spooky! The freaky celebrations fall on a weekend this year, which is an even better excuse for a party! From pumpkins to spider web decorations and ghoulish games, it’s that time of year to start preparing the house for Halloween. The creative team at Crystal Parade have got something really special for you to try, which is totally unique and different from anything you can buy in the shops.

What Do You Want to Make? Crystal Parade TV Competition

If you haven’t already heard, here at Crystal Parade we’ve been very busy filming lots of videos for you, showing you how to make some really cool things with our crystals and craft accessories. We’ve recently launched Crystal Parade TV on YouTube, and already have over 10 videos for you to watch. The professional videos show exactly how to make a variety of projects, including all the equipment you will need, and how to apply the crystals correctly. There’s already a number of embellishing projects for you to choose from, such as how to crystallize a winter lantern, a photo frame, and a Christmas table centrepiece.

Interior Design Craft Projects for Rainy Days

Winter is closing in, and undoubtedly that means quite a few cold, rainy days are instore. If you’re wondering how you’ll entertain yourself when it’s just too chilly and wet to venture outside of the house, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s the perfect time of year to take part in some craft projects, especially interior design projects which can brighten up the home in the darkest days.

We Make the West End Production of Kinky Boots Shimmer!

It’s been a busy summer full of thrilling projects at Crystal Parade. Not only have we been involved in making a stunning new dress for the waxwork of the Queen at London’s Madame Tussauds, we’ve also been putting the finishing touches on the costumes of West End stars. Read on to find out more…

Top Irish Dancing Moments of All Time

Irish dancing season is back – and to celebrate we just had to share some of these amazing moments from the world of Irish dance. From surprise dancing guests at a wedding reception to flash mobs around the world, we’ve got an exciting collection for you.

Crystal Parade Works with Madame Tussauds for Waxwork of Queen Elizabeth

The Crystal Parade team have been involved in a secret project all summer - and we're so glad we can finally spill the beans! We've been working with Madame Tussauds London on its new waxwork of Her Majesty the Queen - now the longest reigning monarch in British history.

The History of Crystals

Many of us enjoy the use of crystals in our everyday lives – whether it’s Swarovski crystal elements on a dress or a stunning sapphire ring which catches the eye. But have you ever wondered about the history of crystals; where did they come from, and have we always held them with regard and thought them of high worth?

A- Z of Crystallizing

We love all things crystallizing, and know that many of our readers do too. So we’ve been thinking long and hard all week, coming up with our exclusive A-Z of crystallizing and embellishing. From the technical tools you need to create a crystallized masterpiece, to some of the incredible things you can make with a few crystals and a bit of creativity. Read on for our alphabet featuring everything sparkly – and please let us know if you can think of any more words to go with each letter!

The Best Notting Hill Carnival Costumes

The Notting Hill Carnival is just around the corner, and we’re getting rather excited in the Crystal Parade office. The annual event is the biggest party in London, and one of the largest street carnivals in the world. Celebrating all things West Indian, the Caribbean culture really brings the streets of London alive every August bank holiday weekend.

The Most Stunning Blingy Wedding Dresses You’ll Ever See

If there’s any day you are entitled to douse yourself in crystals, it’s your wedding day! Bridal dresses are intricate and beautiful, and so many dress designers are now using Swarovski crystals on their designs – much to our delight! The team at Crystal Parade have scoured the bridal runways for some of the most beautiful, blinged up wedding dresses we can find. Here’s a nice selection for you to flick through and dream about!

Top Gadgets to Crystallize

When it comes to embellishing, the experts here at Crystal Parade have seen it all! We have so much technology around us these days, but don’t you think it looks rather dull and boring? Most laptops are black and grey, as are tablets, phones and cameras. Brighten up your belongings with a bit of bling!

How to Ace Wedding Season as the Best Dressed

Many people will be attending at least one wedding over the summer, so how do you make sure your outfit stands out from the crowd? Everybody wants to look their best at a wedding – after all, those photographs are going to be looked back on for years to come. Whether you are attending as part of the bridal party or as a plus one, you want to make that extra special effort to look good on someone’s big day.

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