The Martha Stewart Show, May 2011
Select bag or purse and desired color palette of Swarovski Crystallized Elements.
Fit hot-fix crystal applicator with appropriate-size tip for your Crystallized Elements and preheat.
Place Crystallized Elements on your work surface with the adhesive side facing downward.
With applicator in a vertical position, use a light touch to pick up a Crystallized Element in the tip of the applicator.
Place the Crystallized Element on the bag or purse as desired, and hold in place for about a second to ensure the element will adhere securely.
Continue to embellish as desired, being sure to complete one color before starting on another.
Bag or purse
Hot-fix crystal applicator
Swarovski Crystallized Elements
Add a sparkling touch to your spring style by embellishing a handbag with Swarovski crystals -- it's an easy-to-make accessory that moves effortlessly from day to night, says fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi.
Resources: Kandi's Crystal Crafter heated applicator available from Amazon.com. Crystallized Elements available from Swarovski; Sylvia uses size SS16/4MM for her bags.