Ideas for using diamante buckles

August 11th, 2011

Hello Everybody,

As you all know i LOVE things that sparkle and shine especially these gorgeous diamante buckles. Recently i seem to have a tendency of using them ALLLLLL the time, card making, scrapbooking, favour boxes. I actually even thought of adding them onto clothes somehow, but that idea hasn’t worked that well yet. Although i might try making a hair band using these… hmmm… watch this space :D
Sparkly diamante buckles are sooooo versatile for all sorts of cards so here’s a few samples.

Diamante ribbon sliders

Heart shaped diamante buckle on purple background

I used a heart shaped diamante buckle to make a purple themed card. The backing is a metallic mirror card from Kanban, if you look closely you can see the back of the diamante buckle reflecting in the card. I also added some purple gems to decorate the card. I had this lovely organza ribbon lying around in my craft stash, as you can see the ribbon fits just perfectly.

Tracey made a wedding card using the heart buckle. As you can see you don’t always need to use ribbon that fits perfectly. Wide organza ribbon works perfectly as it is quite soft and easy to work. All you do is simply slide the ribbon through to give it a nice ruffled effect. Tracey used ivory chiffon ribbon for her card.

Diamante buckles

Diamante buckles with ivory organza ribbon.

To be honest, i have bought other ribbon sliders in the past and the quality hasn’t been too great, I’ve had these buckles specially made for me. You’ll notice that each diamante gems is individually set. Also the back of the buckles are a nice silver which gives the gems more of a sparkly shine!

Back of diamante buckle

Back view of diamante buckle

Finally . . . . not only do i use these for my cards, my friend recently got married so i wrapped her present with some organza ribbon and what better to finish off the box than a diamante buckle to tell her how much i love her.

Diamante buckles on a favour box

Using a diamante buckle to decorate a favour box

I think the chocolate organza ribbon works really well and looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m very happy with this ribbon as it holds its shape really well, I’ve used some before and it was really floppy this also cuts well without fraying.

Diamante buckle with organza ribbon

Diamante buckle with chocolate organza ribbon

7 Responses to “Ideas for using diamante buckles”

  1. Pamela says:

    Wonderful post. I really like the way you’ve used the chocolate coloured ribbon, works really well with the shiny buckle. Personally i would have used narrower ribbon but the wide chiffon ribbon actually works very well. Think i’ll try this today.

  2. Lynne says:

    Hi
    Some lovely ideas you have given me, never thought of using them on presents loving the chocolate ribbon!
    Thanks x

  3. Thank-you so much for my purchase, the heart buckles and ribbon were great value. Great delivery times too thanks again xxx

  4. Christine Mills says:

    Wow-wee I recieved my diamante buckles today and I only ordered them yesterday didn’t expect them to arrive so quickly . . better start making my cards then.
    Oh, by the way the diamante buckles are really really good value will definetly be shopping with you again. Hope you do more posts like this :)

  5. Trish says:

    Just receive my diamante buckles as well – fantastic, very happy with purchase, it was my first order with your company. Think i’ll buy some of your ribbon now.

  6. Lilian Moir says:

    I bought 60 of your heart buckles for wedding invitations. When looking for these I found a lot which looked good in pictures but the info said they were plastic. They were even more expensive. I liked the look of yours and was delighted to see them for real They worked very well in the wedding invitations. The invitations have just been posted 2 days ago but I am already receiving praises. The buckles definitely added a touch of class. I am now hooked and will probably use them on all my cards. The service was excellent. I received my order very quickly.I will be shopping here again and will recommend you to my friends.
    Thank You. Lilian x

  7. carol still says:

    have found everything you sell is excellent.i have purchased a number of silver items and they have all been more than expected.the ribbons are of a good quality.would recommend to everyone to have a try at your items you will not be disappointed
    Carolx

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