Today, more and more couturiers, emerging as well as established, are experimenting with the fine art of hand-embroidery, beading and embellishment. After all, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of opulence and glitz to their creations- be it bridal wear, couture or luxury prêt.
Our current favourite is to incorporate glistening crystals in designs for that breath-taking, larger-than-life look. These gorgeous embellishments have the power to elevate any outfit. And are available in a myriad beautiful shapes, sizes, quality standards and colours.
Crystals are perfect for outfits and accessories that are either bold and statement-making or timeless and elegant. Here, we share with you some of our favourite designs embellished with crystals. Use them as is or customise them for your next collection.
The Queen’s Necklace!
Made with a staggering number of crystals, this stunning necklace is sure to make anything it adorns, a show-stopper. Its focal point is the massive pear-shaped crystals that are then complemented by the smaller ones.
It’s luxe, one-of-a-kind and versatile- from gleaming beautifully on a bridal bodice to upping the glam quotient of a plain white t-shirt.
Made with flawless craftsmanship, it took our artisans 30 hours to make this one. You can have it made as a bib necklace or an appliqué that you can sew onto your next creation.
Our vision for this one was to create a luxurious and ornamental bubblewrap (because who doesn’t love bubble-wrap)! Clear crystals have been covered with layers of cupped sequins to create an extraordinary textural play. You can’t miss the pink stones in different shades, sizes and shapes that make this piece simply unforgettable. We love how it has just the right amount of sparkle- not too much, not too little.
Our artisans spent 110 hours on this design for achieving its flawless finish. A fully embellished clutch bag is what we had in mind when creating this swatch. But if your imagination includes shoulder pads, bridal appliqués or even a couture dress, we are happy to bring it to life.
This is one of our most treasured bridal couture designs. It’s embellished with marquis crystals, pearls and frayed organza on a bed of metallic silver threads.
It is ideal for a custom embroidered gown where we first make artworks to your gown’s paper patterns and then begin the process of hand-beading. This way, you are in control of the embroidery placement and there is minimal wastage of time, materials and effort.
Our artisans took 50 hours to create this small yet elaborate swatch. Save this for your your next bridal Client who is looking for a design that is distinct, dazzling and extravagant! Don’t forget to get matching shoe-uppers for that perfectly matched pair of bridal shoes.
This luxuriously bejewelled design epitomises ‘more is more.’ We love the elaborate use of crystals in bold colours- it’s fun, sophisticated and dripping in glitz.
Spruce up a denim jacket with this design or maybe a pair of boots. Brides looking for a white gown with a hint of colour would love this as a bodice, no?
Above all, it’s the flawless workmanship and high-quality materials used in this encrusted design that make it exceptional. It took our ‘karigars’ 20 hours to hand-embellish this swatch.
Set in (Rhine)Stone!
The opaque green crystal beads are sitting pretty with marquis crystals and clear rhinestones in this band that we have designed. The beauty of this design is that it can be easily customised to meet your collection’s colour palette.
It’s perfect for a couture sash, a beaded tote or an embellished LBD. Tell us how you would use it?
It took our talented craftsmen 25 hours to hand-embellish this design. For us, it’s a piece of art, luxury and craftsmanship.
At Ricamour Embroideries, we love experimenting with new techniques and innovating new ones. Our process ensures couture-standard workmanship is coupled with high quality components to give our clients the highest possible finish. Take a look at Part 1 of Exquisite Embroidery Techniques here.