The Irish Dance Tiara is a staple piece of any Irish dancer’s costume, no princess is complete without her tiara and you need to feel like a princess to really exert confidence on stage!


Let us guide you towards the perfect complete costume with our blog on making your Irish Dance Tiara stand out from the rest with some stunning Preciosa rhinestones.

Tips for creating the perfect crown for the Queen of Irish dance!

1) When it comes to choosing which colours are going to be on show, it is important to coordinate with the rest of the costume and most likely you would already be prepared with the rest of your costume before applying the finishing touches to your tiara! Preciosa Non Hotfix and Hotfix gems are available in a huge range of colours and effects from bright bold neon colours, to subtle sparkly pastel tones. You could choose Preciosa AB flatback crystals to create the ultimate sparkle on stage, or go with a diamond effect Clear crystal for an expensive yet classy finish.

2) Embellishing your Irish dance tiara is another way to give your overall costume a unique feel and stand out among the other dancers. There are so many shapes, styles and designs seen within Irish Dance tiaras, it is a great statement piece! For example, some girls put flowers into the side of their wig, but you can glue on Preciosa Flatback Shapes for an eye catching accessory.

3) We suggest using singe stone settings when customising your tiara. Single Stone Settings are a perfect product for creating stunning tiaras as well as jaw-dropping jewellery and enhancing clothing! These stone settings are perfect for head pieces in particular due to their clever multi-hole design allowing for easy wiring or sewing into the textile structure.

4) Preciosa sew on stones are also practical as they can penetrate through the tiaras firm material. The material of an Irish Dancing tiara is thick (like cardboard) to stay rigid in front of the wig, but also the sew on stones and material allows flexibility so when you bend the tiara around the head the stones do not ping off (unlike gluing them). See how the very talented Carli at F.A.B Tiaras has used AB Peardrops, flatback AB rhinestones and Fuchsia pink rhinestones to create this stunning piece:

Preciosa stones complete your look and can make the judges heads turn, giving you additional spotlight to steal the show!

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