While we do have many beaded dresses in stock, most of the styles shown below will be beaded to order. Before we bead your dress, we will send you the dress without any beading to make sure you like it and it fits well prior to applying the crystals. At that point, it is still fully returnable if you are not satisfied - once the dress is beaded and shipped back to you, the dress is not returnable. The crystals are quite costly, and we need to make sure you like your dress and there is no issue with fit before we apply hundreds of dollars in beading to it - we hope you understand that this extra step is necessary.
So you will get your plain dress shipped within a few days up to a week of your order being placed, just like all our other dresses, and then you should try it on, make sure you like it and that it fits well, perhaps show it to your coach/choreographer and then pop it back in the mail to us for beading. If there is any issue with the dress regarding fit, etc. just give us a call and perhaps it can be altered for you prior to beading (charges apply for alteration). As always we can be reached by phone with any questions or concerns at 800-417-0773.
How do I care for my Swarovski crystals?
Washing: Turn inside out before washing and select a mild wash cycle and a mild detergent. To ensure that the crystals will not be damaged during the washing process, cover them with a soft washing bag. Do not use chlorine bleach!
Drying: Turn fabric inside out before drying. Dry at a warm temperature with reduced thermal load. To ensure that the crystals will not be damaged during the drying process, cover them with a soft washing bag.
Ironing: Iron at a warm temperature using the setting "wool/silk/polyester/viscose". Please note that the glue is reactivated when ironing.
Perchlorethylene cleaning is possible.
What are Swarovski crystals?
Swarovski is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of cut crystal, and a long-standing business partner for creative solutions for the jewelry and fashion industries, as well as for interior décor and home accessories. Fashion luminaries such as Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Dior all used Swarovski crystals and today’s international design stars like Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli, as well as many young creators continue to rely on Swarovski for its innovative and high quality products and service.
What is the difference between "Hot Fix" and "Flatback" crystals?
Hot fix crystals are flat backed embellishments with a heat sensitive glue on the back. When heated, this patented heat sensitive glue melts and forms a permanent bond on porous surfaces. On rigid surfaces, the durability will vary.
Flatback crystals are Swarovski crystals without any glue on the back. Special glue, E6000, can be used to attach these crystals.
Del Arbour recommends first testing the surface first to determine if the adhesion will be satisfactory before continuing with your crystal project.
Why buy Swarovski?
Swarovski Austrian Crystal is the finest quality, full-lead crystal you can find. Swarovski crystals are faceted with tremendous precision, creating beautiful prisms. These crystal gemstones come in an extensive range of shapes, sizes and colors. Swarovski Crystal is truely unmatched in quality and distinction, and have been producing crystals for over 100 years.
Swarovski represents the height of unmatched quality, unique variety, crystalline brilliance, latest trend information and cutting edge innovations. Discerning consumers value Swarovski products and services. Exceptional crystal purity and cutting precision guarantee exclusivity and quality beyond compare.
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