Crystal Parade are proud to have worked with some fantastic brands in a wide range of sectors such as Creative Arts, Theatre, Entertainment, TV and more!
Every project is different, and we work with a diverse range of customers to meet their bespoke crystal requirements. We've helped with everything from costumes to theatre curtains!
Here are just a few of the great projects we've been involved with in the last 10+ years.
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60,000+ Preciosa Crystals
What a privilege for the team at Crystal Parade to be commissioned to crystallise the house drape for the pantomime production of Cinderella at the London Palladium in 2016. The stage decor for Cinderella featured two hot pink velvet drapes each measuring 16 metres wide and 8 metres long. Our team of six crystallised the fabric in a bespoke pattern of star bursts and galaxies, which featured across the whole of the curtain. In total, the team at Crystal Parade embellished the drape with over 60,000 Preciosa crystals. Each crystal was applied individually by hand, taking over 400 hours in total. Many of the costumes and props were also decorated with Swarovski and Preciosa crystals, supplied by Crystal Parade. We also provided plumes, feather boas, fabric, resin gems and bright acrylic shapes for other areas of the production.
One of the world’s best loved musicals, winner of six Broadway Tony awards and winner of the Oliver award in 2016 for ‘Best Musical’, Kinky Boots made its UK premiere back in 2015 at the Adelphi Theatre. We were asked by the West End production to supply all the crystals and embellishments needed for the costumes, including Lola’s iconic Broadway costume. Throughout July and August of that year we worked closely with the production team and wardrobe mistress, supplying hotfix crystals and sew on stones for each costume, as well as sourcing bespoke crystal embellishments to bring some serious sparkle to the stage!
Spice Girls UK Tour
One of the highlights of the last few years for Crystal Parade was being called up by the costume designer for the official Spice Girls UK Tour in 2019. They were in urgent need of Swarovski crystals for the girls’ costumes and shoes and had been let down by a previous supplier. Poppy and the team at Crystal Parade were on hand to deliver the sparkly goods the very next day, so the show could go
on! What an honour for us to be a small but important part of the show, for such an iconic girl group.
To be asked to supply crystal embellishments for the hit ITV show ‘Downton Abbey’ was a huge thrill for the team at Crystal Parade. We collaborated with the costume designers to share our wealth of experience in how to use crystals most effectively in costume, as well as share our knowledge of crystal colours, shapes and application. We supplied Preciosa flatback crystals in Turquoise and Coral, creating a vintage feel to suit the show’s theme. We can supply crystals, fabrics, trimmings and other embellishments for television shows of any genre – past shows we have worked on include The Crown, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Emmerdale and The Jump just to name a few.
In 2012 Madame Tussauds unveiled the current wax figure of HRH Queen Elizabeth II in honour of her Diamond Jubilee. As a recently new business, Crystal Parade were honoured to supply the Swarovski crystals and pearls used to decorate the gown and tiara sported by Her Royal Majesty. We offered our advice and expertise to the team who designed the outfit and supplied the thousands of Swarovski Hotfix crystals and pearls needed to finish the look. The wax figure still stands there today in all its sparkly glory, and we couldn’t be more proud of the involvement Crystal Parade had in the final piece.
I found Crystal Parade so helpful and professional.
Having first used Crystal Parade to supply and fix over 60,000 assorted crystals to a set of 16m x 8 m velvet drapes that weighed 180 kg for my set design and build of Cinderella, at the London Palladium in 2016. Since then, Poppy and Crystal Parade are the go to company for anything that sparkles !
Ian Westbrook, The London Palladium