• What is Diamond Painting and Why would this be a craft for me?

    Diamond Painting is known for its relaxing and therapeutic effects in the following areas:



    Motor Skills


  • What is Diamond Painting and how does it work?

    Diamond Painting uses the same concept of both Paint By Number and Cross Stitching.  Images are transferred to a canvas, adhesive added over the image, and instead of paints or using needles, resins, rhinestones, and crystals diamond like facets are placed on the canvas.  Following the Key (also known as the Schematic) that is on the canvas, place your diamonds (also known as drills) on the canvas to the matching symbols in the drill area (also known as the Drill Field).  Once all the drills are place on each symbol, your masterpiece is completed and ready to be frame and displayed for everyone to admire.

Who invented Diamond Painting and when?

Diamond Painting is known to have been invented in 2010 by the China-based company, named Guangdong Dazu Yueming Laser Technology Co., Ltd. in China.

 However, decorating with diamonds has been practiced long ago placing diamonds on a velvet material.  As time went on, and diamond painting became popular, the method has changed were the diamonds are place on a variety of different quality canvases, beads (drills), and adhesives.

Round Versus Square:

Square Diamond:  square diamonds are more tightly packed together and leave no gaps between one another.  Square drills are 2.5 mm in size and are smaller than the round drills.

Round Diamond:  round diamonds will not snuggle next to its neighboring drills and will leave a small gap between each drill.  Round drills are 2.8 mm in size and larger than the square drill.  

 Partial Versus full:

Partial drill: A Kit that only has designated areas to place your drills.  Most of these kits will be special shape drills and crystal rhinestones. A partial kit is a great choice for beginners and or a fun project to do between larger projects.

Full drill: A full drill kit will cover the entire canvas with diamonds/drills. 


New To Diamond Painting?

If you are a beginner, there are a few things you will need to know before purchasing your first Diamond Painting Kit.


 Size of your canvas

 Product Quality

 Step-by-Step Instructions


Of course it is up to the beginner to decide on what size to start out with; however, it is recommended to start with a smaller canvas so that the beginner can learn the process of Diamond Painting, get familiar with the quality that is offered by a variety of stores and shops, and reach out to many diamond painters that are willing to guide a beginner through the process.  


My advice to all beginners or persons that are considering diamond painting, to reach out and join groups that can be found on Facebook.  YouTube is also a great resource for beginner Diamond Painters.


Here is a quick guide with the most common sizes in Centimeters converted to inches:

Beginners Centimeters Inches
Size 30 X 20 12 X 8
Small 30 X 30 12 X 12
Small 40 X 30 12 X 16
Intermediate Centimeters Inches
Size 40 X 40 16 X 16
Size 50 X 40 20 X 16
Medium 50 X 50 20 X 20
Medium 60 X 60 24 X 24
Medium 70 X 70 28 X 28
Medium 80 X 80 32 X 34
Expert Centimeters Inches
Size 80 X 80 32 X 32
Size 90 X 70 36 X 28
Large 90 X 90 36 X 36
Large 100 X 100 40 X 40
Large 120 X 90 48 X 36
Large 160 X 100 64 X 40