[DIY BLING] Sparkly Bling Bike Helmet with Swarovski Crystals – Biker Lady Bling

Who says bedazzling can’t be badass?

Not each feminine rider is into skulls and spikes. Some choose a extra girly look and prefer to bling it up as a substitute. It doesn’t matter what your choice, including a bit shimmer to your bike, helmet, and/or equipment will make it distinctive and nonetheless badass.

Whereas attending Babes Experience Out 6 I noticed this sparkly bling bike helmet from a distance and needed to get a more in-depth look. The proprietor of this bedazzled helmet is Sonia Stewart, a photographer and bike fanatic from La Quinta, CA who likes to bling.


“I’m a lover of all issues sparkly. For some motive, once I see sparkles, I’m mesmerized and might simply stare at it and get misplaced in my very own world.”


Sonia at Babes Experience Out 6

When requested about her DIY bling bike helmet she was more than pleased to inform us all about it….the method, supplies used, and the way individuals react to it.


Consideration Grabbing Shimmer

One factor’s for certain, Sonia’s customized bling bike helmet undoubtedly catches individuals’s consideration.

Again of the helmet. She additionally has a beautiful bling hair glove to match.


“It’s virtually as if individuals don’t minimize me off the street as a result of they need to see what this sparkly factor on my head is. I get stopped for compliments and photos on a regular basis. No one notices my bike anymore, haha.”


E6000 glue and Swarovski crystals: ss12, ss16, and ss20 (ss30 not proven). Photograph by Sonia Stewart.
To present you an concept of dimension, right here’s an ss20 on prime of the dime. Photograph by Sonia Stewart.


The Bling Course of

Each single crystal was hand positioned on Sonia’s purple HJC Cosmos helmet.


Sonia traced alongside the white painted coronary heart on the present design, small sections at a time, with the glue.

Photograph by Sonia Stewart.

Then she positioned about 10 crystals, one after the other. Repeating the method she utilized extra glue, extra crystals, and so forth.

Because the white painted coronary heart design modified widths, so did the dimensions of the crystals used.


Photograph by Sonia Stewart.

All the helmet was accomplished over a interval of three evenings whereas watching TV after dinner. Or, as she jokes, “enjoying Sweet Crush, lol.” Sonia additionally mentioned, “sitting in my chair and blinging out my helmet was very soothing to do.”


Rhinestones vs. Swarovski Crystals

Sonia thought of utilizing rhinestones due to the price, saying “you should buy large packs of hundreds in a number of sizes for about $15.”


“Nevertheless, rhinestones are manufactured from plastic and don’t maintain its readability properly. Swarovski stones are actual crystals and the radiance they offer off is properly price the additional few {dollars}.“


Her complete funding with the glue was $79.


Photograph by Sonia Stewart.

When Sonia began to expire of the sizes wanted mid-project she turned to Amazon with Prime delivery to get some extra quick.


Cat Ears Bike Helmet Accent

Sonia bought her cute black cat ears from Ebay. She says these are at all times on and are connected with very sturdy Velcro.

They don’t shift a bit, even on freeway speeds. I did modify them just a bit. I used some black floss and a needle and form of tethered them to remain upright. Earlier than, as quickly as I moved, the ears would go flat. After a five-minute tethering job, they keep perked up and don’t catch any wind.


Future plans

Relating to bling, the query Sonia asks herself is “when do I say sufficient is sufficient?”


I don’t know when to cease. It began with my helmet, solely in sure components as to not be overbearing. Now, I’ve added to my bike…the entrance fender, the ends of the handlebars, my speedometer. Even then, my helmet continues to be what makes individuals see me.


Join with Sonia


You possibly can join with Sonia on Instagram @photomotochic. Do you may have a DIY Bling mission you’d prefer to share? Then get in contact. We’d love to listen to about it.


Don’t have time to DIY Bling?

Then try the bling bike helmets on Etsy. A number of retailers do unbelievable customized work blinging helmets, some even to your specs!


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