Why it is important to have a costume that sparkles on the ice
Performance CostumeLayla Berjawi

Why it is important to have a costume that sparkles on the ice

By Billie Savage-James Working closely with my coach on my competition routine, the first thing we decide on is the music. Beyoncé, crazy in love, ...
What is the difference between natural pearls and Swarovski pearls?
Swarovski Preciosa & ZodiacLayla Berjawi

What is the difference between natural pearls and Swarovski pearls?

We’re all familiar with what a pearl looks like, but how do you know if it’s a natural oyster pearl, or a manmade imitation such as a Swarovski pea...
Can you apply rhinestones to glass?
Rhinestone ApplicationLayla Berjawi

Can you apply rhinestones to glass?

We’re often asked about which surfaces you can and can’t attach rhinestones to, and one of the most common queries is about whether you can apply r...
What is the difference between Preciosa Viva12 and Maxima Rhinestones?
Swarovski Preciosa & ZodiacLayla Berjawi

What is the difference between Preciosa Viva12 and Maxima Rhinestones?

 We are asked this question so many times, ‘what is the difference between the Viva12 cut and Maxima cut in Preciosa rhinestones?’ Well first, let’...
How to embellish stretch fabric with rhinestones
Rhinestone ApplicationLayla Berjawi

How to embellish stretch fabric with rhinestones

Stretch fabrics such as spandex, lycra, stretch velvet and stretch crepe are popular in the costume making world, and are often made into leotards ...
Rhinestones vs. Diamonds: What is the difference?
Swarovski Preciosa & ZodiacLayla Berjawi

Rhinestones vs. Diamonds: What is the difference?

Of course, we all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we agree with Swarovski’s founder, Daniel Swarovski, who declared that rhineston...
Zodiac Crystals: Frequently Asked Questions
Swarovski Preciosa & ZodiacLayla Berjawi

Zodiac Crystals: Frequently Asked Questions

Everybody in the arts, craft and creative industry has heard of Swarovski Crystals, and we’re now becoming more familiar with rival crystal manufac...
Preciosa Crystals: Frequently Asked Questions
Swarovski Preciosa & ZodiacLayla Berjawi

Preciosa Crystals: Frequently Asked Questions

Everybody in the arts, craft and creative industry has heard of Swarovski Crystals, but not everybody are as familiar with rival crystal manufactur...
Swarovski Crystals: Frequently Asked Questions
Swarovski Preciosa & ZodiacLayla Berjawi

Swarovski Crystals: Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve all heard of Swarovski Crystals, and can picture the glorious glittering swan logo they were once famous for. But there a lot of questions ar...
Christmas Nail Art Ideas Using Rhinestones
Nail Art & BeautyLayla Berjawi

Christmas Nail Art Ideas Using Rhinestones

This year we’ve introduced a whole host of new Christmas nail art products including new innovative mixes, new shapes and festive nail charms. So i...
Interview with Fou Fou Kaboom
Performance CostumeLayla Berjawi

Interview with Fou Fou Kaboom

This month @primpmycostume speaks with multi award-winning Burlesque star Fou Fou Kaboom. This cutie-pants with a filthy mind has been grabbing the...
Zodiac shines on the Miss Supranational stage
Performance CostumeLayla Berjawi

Zodiac shines on the Miss Supranational stage

On July 14th Emma Rose Collingridge took to the stage to represent the United Kingdom, alongside 64 other global ambassadors, at the prestigious Mi...