About Us & FAQ

My name is Maureen and I am thrilled that you have found me!  As any new venture begins, Bling On The Chaos was born from the need to get my hands on a diverse and easily accessible supply of rhinestones and all the tools needed to create rhinestone tumblers and other crafts. 

Located in beautiful Victoria British Columbia, Bling On The Chaos is Canada's one-stop shop for your blinging needs!

Come back often as I will be regularly adding new and custom items!

Stone Size Guide:

How many rhinestones does it take to cover:

It depends on a few things - the size of the stones you choose and the design method. There is the honeycomb where you use all the same size stones and lay them against each other. Then there is the scatter or sprinkle method where you use all different sized stones and mix them as you lay them on. The honeycomb uses fewer stones and for a 20oz skinny you will need roughly 2-3 bags - if you choose SS20's then you will have lots leftover and if you use SS16's then less leftover. The larger the stone the less you will need.
If you choose to do the scatter method then you will need about 3900-4200 stones depending on the sizes you select. Try to stick to around 4 varying sizes - really small like an SS3-6, small like an SS8-10, medium SS12 and larger like an SS16-20. My preference is one bag of each SS6, SS10, SS12, SS16 and SS20. I do suggest you get an extra bag of one of the larger stones just in case because accidents happen!


What's the difference between Glass and Jelly/Resin?

You might have heard of glass, crystal, acrylic or resin stones. Artificial rhinestones can be divided into two categories: crystal/glass rhinestones and plastic rhinestones, which are made of either acrylic or resin and sometimes both (jelly)!

Glass stones are denser and therefore heavier than plastic. They are also considered purer and closer to to the world-famous brand Swarovski crystal glass rhinestones. Plastic stones are lighter and actually take less energy to produce, can be recycled. Glass stones do contain lead in small amounts which is what gives them their bright reflection and texture. Glass is often the first choice for professional and semi-professional blingers because of their quality and longevity.

Plastic stones are able to come in a variety of colours just like glass as well as different coatings. These stones are made of acrylic & resin and made by a mold that allows them to be brighter and reflect light.

Jelly stones are considered non transparent however not completely opaque as when applied with an adhesive they become slightly transparent and some prefer to use them with a base coat to ensure the bright colour they are known for.
Stones typically called resin mimic glass and can either have a foil backing or transparent. Jelly and resin are more cost friendly and a great choice for the newbie or for projects where a high quality stone isn’t required. Resin/jelly stones do tend to wear faster than glass so do keep that in mind when making your choice.

The 2 mediums can be used together but it should be known that they are not the same size. Jelly/Resin stones are measured in mm where as glass are typically SS. For example, a 4mm jelly is larger than a SS16 and smaller than a SS20. If doing a honeycomb, take care to plan out your project so that the size difference is accounted.

You might have seen plain acrylic stones at a local craft store or on children's dress-up clothing - these tend to look cheap and will discolour quickly. I do not offered these in my shop.