Check out our brand new craft kit giveaway! The winner gets to choose which of our beautiful, brand new cabochon, rhinestone & pearl kits they win! These beautiful kits are perfect for all kinds of crafts from card making and scrapbooking to decoden, jewellery making, shoe decoration & much much more... Winner will be picked at random on Thursday 2nd June. Entrance to the competition closes on Wednesday 1st June at 11.59pm.Read More
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Enter our competition to win one of our super sparkling, Spring themed craft kits. Including plenty of rhinestones, pearls & cabochons to create a beautiful work of art on anything you like! You will receive a pack of 15 randomly mixed flat backed cabochons AND 15 grams of rhinestones & top quality AB pearls perfect for creating anything from blinged up sunglasses and mobile phones to bikinis & jewellery - the choice is yours!
NEW SPRING THEMED SET GIVEAWAY! Read More
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 14:59:50 Europe/London
Friday, 26 February 2016 16:43:49 Europe/London
Today we are making this super sweet kawaii style phone case! To follow along and make one for yourself, you'll need one of our blank phone cases. We sell a varity of cases from the iPhone 6s to various tablets. You'll also need whipped clay piping and a cabochon set of your choice.Read More
Monday, 22 February 2016 15:16:14 Europe/London
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Thursday, 4 February 2016 12:47:03 Europe/London
Welcome to our brand new giveaway competition!!
We are having a giveaway every week for the month of February and into March to drive away those post-Christmas blues! Enter our competition to stand a chance of winning our amazing "Princess Sparkle" Deco Craft Kit which features 8 gorgeous sparkling cabochon embellishments, 2 x pots of super sparkling rhinestones & AB Pearls, white whipped cream clay, 4 x hot melt glue sticks in cute colours and a phone case (choose from either iPhone 5 / 5s, iPhone 6 / 6s, iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus or Samsung S5 case)!
Wednesday, 3 February 2016 16:00:47 Europe/London
Welcome to Candy Crystal! We’re the UK’s largest supplier of kawaii crafts, and we are so excited to have you join us! So, if you’re new to kawaii culture, get ready for a fabulous time. Kawaii is all about embracing cute, and it’s a lasting trend that’s become a major part of Japanese popular culture. The style is adorable, lovely, and pure joy. Think fluffy skirts, sweet treats, and gemstones. Since 2012, we’ve been peddling the cutest cabochons and deco supplies you’ll find anywhere.
Okay, by now you’re probably wondering what decoden is all about. It stems from the Japanese phrase, “deco denwa” meaning decorated phone. Decoden, or “deco” became huge just as mobile phones hit the scene in the early 2000’s. Since mobile phones are used so frequently, teenage girls began making their personal devices as unique as themselves. Decorating their mobile phone seemed to be the perfect way to show off their crafting prowess. Naturally, they began gluing neon pompoms, cheerfully molded resins, and star-spangled pictures of their friends onto their mobile phones, Gameboys, jewelry boxes, and basically anything they could safely hot glue.
Whether it’s hot gluing bright pink gems to your iPhone case or finding the perfect smiling cabochon rainbow for the corner of your laptop, decoden means using empty space as your canvas and all embellishments small, colourful, and sometimes outlandish as your medium.
There are loads of tutorials online that’ll help you get started creating your very own kawaii craft. Don’t stress, deco is super easy, relaxing, and fun. At Candy Crystal, we sell lots of adorable kawaii cabochons and deco kits to dress up your mobile/ cell phone case, laptop, or tablet. You don’t have to search every far reaching craft store in hopes of finding the perfect embellishment for your next decoden project, we’ve got it all.
We’re a growing company and that means we’re getting new products all of the time. If decoden isn’t your thing, that’s fine, we’ve still got you covered! We’re beginning to sell adult colouring books for Zen-like relaxation and Fimo clay so that you can make your very own geeky accessories and Kawaii charms.
We’re adding new items all the time and our DIY jewellery section is packed with all the tools, wires, clasps, and findings you’ll need to create fantastic wearable works of art.
It’s obvious that at Candy Crystal we’re obsessed with fun, but we’re serious about customer service. We offer free shipping on orders over £30 and a free gift for all orders over £35! If you’ve got questions or concerns, we’d love to hear from you! So, please feel free to contact us with any questions!
Saturday, 19 July 2014 18:33:44 Europe/London
It's been a while since our last blog update and in that time we've been very busy! We've had a new addition to our family, re-arranged our office space, taken delivery of several boxes of new items, done lots of photographs and listing of new products and the list goes on!
So what's new? Well we've recently added a points system to our website for one, this means that for every £1 you spend with us you will collect 2 of our Candy Points, loyalty points, you'll also earn points each time you share one of our items on Facebook, on your birthday, friend referals to our site (when they complete an order), creating an account on our site and signing up for our newsletter. Each of our points is worth 1 pence and you can spend these points in increments of 50 on absolutely anything you like from our store. Why not treat yourself to some super cute craft supplies on us!
Secondly, we are having a summer sale... we currently have a discount code running 20disc14 which means you can get 20% off of all your orders until the end of July. Make sure you stock up with craft supplies in time for the school summer holidays to keep your kiddies busy, why not use our deco supplies to make phone cases, photoframes, jewellery boxes, cards, party invitations... the list is endless and will be sure to keep them busy!
Thirdly, we have a new range of items which we are really excited about that we are listing RIGHT NOW, including boys craft supplies, new cabochons, new beads with holes, jewellery making findings and gifts. Soon to be arriving are some iron/ sew-on kawaii style embroidered patches, including Elsa from Frozen, Betty Boop and much more...
If there is anything at all that you think you'd like to see on our site that we don't stock yet then drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to find them for you.
We wish you all a very happy summer holidays :)
Thursday, 3 October 2013 08:56:25 Europe/London
A bit about the new us....
We want to wish a very warm welcome to all of our customers to our brand spanking new website!! We are over the moon with the design and think this will be a perfect home for launching more of our top quality, kawaii inspired craft supplies for you to decoden with.
If you visited us before on the old site you will notice that we have had quite an upgrade, with more upgrades to come... such as a dedicated wholesale area for our customers who buy for business. You will also have your very own account (should you so wish) to which you can sign in any time to view your past and present orders and keep all your details safe for speedier ordering next time, plus why not keep up-to-date with Candy Crystal’s new blog and sign up to our regular newsletter, with decoden tips, tricks, giveaways, discounts and much more!
Anything you're not sure about... drop us a line on 0845 4671262 or email us using the dedicated contact form on our "Contact Us" page.
A Bit about Decoden...
If you have stumbled across our website then you may not be very familiar with the stuff we sell and what it's for…
Starting from the beginning… decoden is a craze, which originated in Japan, where some very creative folks decided to decorate their personal posessions in weird and wacky, but completely wonderful ways! This can involve completely covering your, say... phone case with kawaii (“cute” in Japanese!) cabochons and charms or a 'whipped cream' effect clay that you then stick charms and cabochons into to create your very own, unique style yummy looking piece of artwork! The best thing about decoden is that it is personal and doesn't just have to be confined to a phone case, you can decoden pretty much EVERYTHING! From shoes, to laptop covers, to sunglasses the options are truly limitless!
Why not try creating your very own character inspired phone case, or yummy sweets treats design, that looks almost good enough to eat? We have everything in our shop to enable you to create your perfect design! Some people enjoy it so much that it becomes a hobby and others have even developed this love of creating decoden items and kawaii inspired jewellery into full-scale businesses, the amount of possibilities only stops with your imagination so why not give it a try?
Here at Candy Crystal we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the decoden process. Don’t be shy, no question is silly, we’re here to help you get started on your DIY decoden journey creating your very own, uniquely personalised items with a touch of the kawaii!
A bit for our existing customers….
Thank you for staying loyal to Candy Crystal and following us over to our new site and next adventure! We hope you like the new site and find it makes the buying process easier. As always we are happy to answer any questions you may have so just drop us an email and we will respond as soon as we can.
Please also keep a look out for some new arrivals over the coming months… we are planning on adding some more general craft supplies to our site and this will include jewellery making supplies, clays so that you can make your own cabs, Tibetan charms and much, much more. As always we will also be expanding our range of kawaii cabochons and decoden supplies to keep an eye out for new items being listed!
A bit about us…
Candy Crystal is run by myself (Abi) and my husband Charlie, we work around our children and are very lucky to be able to spend time with them before they go off to school for the majority of their waking lives!
Please be patient with us if we don’t respond to emails or telephone calls straight away, we are always happy to help and will get back to you just as soon as we can.
We are also expecting a new addition to our family in February 2014 and so we will probably shut our shop down for a little while around this time and there may be a delay of a day or two to orders over this time period as well while we adjust to having a new little one in the family, once again please be patient with us we are trying our best and will always endeavour to get your order out to you in a timely fashion.