What's Crystal Mosaic?






  Crystal Mosaic by Irodory


Irodory defines Crystal Mosaic as any mosaic or mosaic design created with Swarovski® crystals.
If you send us your data; a photo, design, or painting, we will create a one-of-a-kind, high-quality crystal mosaic.


  Two types of products & Commitment to quality


There are two types of products.

  • Crystal Mosaic  Final product made by machine
  • Crystal Mosaic DIY kit
    Self-made kit to create your own using
    1. The variety and number of Swarovski® crystals required for production,
    2. Base (Clear acrylic plate),
    3. Array drawing
    note) The Crystal Mosaic DIY Kit is designed for use with a small number of Swarovski® crystals.

    Crystal Mosaic

In addition to the high quality of the Swarovski® crystal material, our machine-produced crystal mosaic focuses on the quality of the production (alignment accuracy).

  • The machine uses computer-generated data to arrange the Swarovski® crystals one by one.
  • High-precision alignment (0.1 mm error) is possible by machine production.
  • The size of the array at one time is about A4, but it can be combined to produce any size you desire.
  • The shape of crystal mosaic can be cut into the shape of the object as well as the square. For example, if it is a person, it is possible to cut out the background of the person.
  • Crystal Mosaic is created by attaching Swarovski® crystals to an acrylic plate using double-sided adhesive sheets.
    note) Please contact us if you want to attach it to a non-acrylic plate.
  • Double-sided adhesive sheets with excellent weather resistance and strong adhesion are custom-ordered.
  • See the figure below.
    When crystals are laid out in a grid pattern, gaps are created as shown in the  light blue area  due to the circular bottom surface. As the entire surface of the adhesive sheet is sticky, when the sheet is attached to the surface, it remains sticky on the gaps and causes dust to adhere to the gap.
    Irodory uses a laser to cut the gaps between the two-sided adhesive sheets in advance to remove the factors that cause dust to adhere to the adhesive surface.

    Crystal Mosaic DIY kit

Our handmade DIY kits are for those who want to make their own. We can offer a lower price than machine production while still focusing on quality.

  • Irodory uses a laser to cut circular indentations where Swarovski® crystals are to be placed in advance. This allows you to arrange them with the same high precision as if they were made by machine.
  • Acrylic sheets to which Swarovski® crystals are applied can be cut into squares as well as into the shape of an object. For example, a chameleon can be cut into the shape of a chameleon.
  • The product consists of the following three components.
      1. The variety and number of Swarovski® crystals required for production
      2. Base (5 mm thick clear acrylic plate)
      3. Array drawing
  • Tweezers or an absorbent resin tool can be used to place Swarovski® crystals in the laser-engraved recesses.
  • The bonding of Swarovski® crystals to the base is done with an adhesive.

  Notes, etc.


    Convertible Image Data

Available image data are jpeg, png and gif.

    Note

The more detailed the expression, the greater the number of crystals used. Also, due to the limited variety of Swarovski® crystals used, it may not be possible to achieve the level of detail requested.

If you contact us, we will create a crystal mosaic transformation image, so you can see the completed image.


  Swarovski® crystals for Crystal Mosaic


Irodory uses Swarovski® crystals FLAT BACK NON HOTFIX #2088 SS12 (3.0 - 3.2mm) or #2058 SS5 (1.7 - 1.9mm).

note) Swarovski® is a registered trademark of Swarovski AG.


about Swarovski® crystals


Swarovski® crystals are crystal glasses produced by Swarovski, a company founded in 1895 in Austria. Based on techniques developed over more than 100 years of history, Swarovski® crystals have unparalleled brilliance and sustainable composition. They also meet the highest quality class of the ISO IWA08 standard, Ultra Clear.

Environmentally, Swarovski complies with CPSIA, RoHS, ASTM F963-8, Nickel release and many other regulatory, safety, industry standards and voluntary standards.

Swarovski's commitment to continuous improvement and refinement of each of the five criteria (5C's) that define the quality and value of crystal has enabled the company to achieve the highest standards of flawless precision and unparalleled brilliance.

  • Cut.
  • Clarity.
  • Color.
  • Contour.
  • Care.

(Source: Excerpt from "advanced CRYSTAL" by Swarovski)


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