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Rhinestone Belt

Rhinestone Belt
Does anyone know where I can get a rhinestone belt that isn’t so cowgirlish?

I don’t want anything with skulls or anything either…..just a simple belt with multi-colored rhinestones. All the one’s I’ve found are a little too westerny looking and have HUGE buckles!

have u tried ebay i love that place =D

Rhinestone Belt
Rhinestone Belt
Rhinestone Belt

Leather Rhinestone Belt

Leather Rhinestone Belt
How to Make Rhinestone Belts?

Hey, I like to try new things and I once saw a girl selling these rhinestone belts she made. I’m wondering how she made them? The rhinestones weren’t glued on, there were holes in the leather so they were more sturdy. If anybody has any websites for the basics or advice, I’d appreciate it.

How about using a bedazzler. I have one and they are great. you can get them off of ebay or other sites.

Leather Rhinestone Belt
Leather Rhinestone Belt
Leather Rhinestone Belt

Rhinestone Belts

Rhinestone Belts

No western attire would be complete without a western belt with an authentic looking belt buckle. It definitely gives a feeling of “the Old West” as seen in the movies. Western design belts go back as far as the beginning of the last century.

Western belts are made in western American influenced designs. They are usually made of the finest leather. Handmade belts are more popular and of course more expensive that the factory created ones. More fancy ones would be studded with rhinestones. Belts made with rhinestones are especially popular among cowgirls. Although the most popular colors for western belts are tan or brown, they are now available in other bolder colors that would be suitable for both men and women. Various designs are also available along with a wide range of western buckles.

Western belt buckles come in unique designs. Many of these designs have been influenced by the old west and few of them have actually completely changed from the original designs. Certain characteristics that need to be available with a cowboy belt or a western belt buckle can only be changed so much. However, whatever the design might be, these belts and buckles certainly tend to make a big impression.

Although leather is still the most popular material being sued to make western belts, manufacturers have ventured into new areas of designs and styles by using snake, crocodile, and alligator skins to make western belts. These have excellent original designs, and tend to look unique. Belts with embossed, printed or stamped designs are also quite popular with cowboys and cowgirls. Western concho belts, and belts that have a basket weave designs are also a popular kind of belts.

Even with the advent of all the mentioned designs and more, leather belts that are embossed in a traditional manner are still the most selling ones due to authentic western look. Belts made of bull hide are also popular models although they are not as fast selling as the leather ones.

Individuals who can afford can get the western belts custom made with basket weaves or imprinted with different designs as preferred. Although these would be fancier and more expensive than the traditional western belts, they are more pronounced all the same. Custom made western belts can be made out of reptile skins viz., alligator, lizard, crocodile, python, karung snake and even from animal hides such as elephant, ostrich, kangaroo skins.

Belts provides detailed information about belts, custom belts, and more. Belts is affiliated with Sexy Bras.

Rhinestone Belts
Rhinestone Belts
Rhinestone Belts

Rhinestone Fashion Belts

Rhinestone Fashion Belts
I want to learn to make fashion accessories. What would I need, and how would I do it?

I was wondering how difficult it would be to make fashion accessories such as belts, bracelets, etc. (perhaps even how one would do rhinestones and similar detailing) and what I would need to go about doing that. Any information would be helpful. Suggested Books and online references would be a plus.

For beading necklaces & bracelets, tools you will need to start are a pair of chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, flush wire cutters, crimping pliers (to be used with crimping beads on wire). These are basics and will need more as you progress with jewelry making.
Other items to get started-
Stringing material- many types to use but some are better depending on the type of beads you will be using. The most versatile thing to use for general stringing is nylon coated wire that comes in different strand sizes and gauges. Brand names are- Softflex, Beadalon and Accuflex – there are many more out there but these are good ones. Strand sizes basically 7 strand, 19 strand, and 49 strand. THe more strands the more flexible. The strand number means there are that many strands of wire inside the nylon coating… you will learn as you go though. Gauge size depends on what you will be stringing on. General good size to have is .015 or .018. All this info is indicated on the spool of wire. This is what you use crimp beads on.
Other stringing materials- Monofilament, Stretch Magic (stretchy clear cord) Nymo thread- Wire is more likely going to be used most as you progress.
Ok so I could go on all night, I am going to add a link that I found most useful for all kinds of info on beading and techniques. I would start with a kit from your local craft store that has a mix of beading materials in it and buy your pliers ( those usually come in sets too). I started out with one made by readers digest and it had different stringing materials, beads and other findings in it with a book for detailed instructions. Start with projects that have some instructions so you get the feel of it and learn your techniques. The link I am adding really has instruction for everything you will need to start out and lots of reference materials.
For using rhinestones to decorate with, Swarovski makes wonderful hotfix crystals but you will need a tool called a bejeweler to apply them, otherwise you can buy regular flat back rhinestones and use glue specifically for this, I use GemTac. It works great!
Ok here is your link, make sure you browse through all the reference material and they have lots of instructions to, cause I could go on forever and don’t want to make it sound overwhelming because it’s great fun!

http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_howtos/default.asp?navsrc=1

http://www.firemountaingems.com/beading_information/default.asp?navsrc=1

Have fun and good luck… it is truly wonderful hobby! Feel free to email me anytime for help with jewelrymaking!

Rhinestone Fashion Belts
Rhinestone Fashion Belts
Rhinestone Fashion Belts

Rhinestone Clothing

Rhinestone Clothing
What is the best glue use to bind studs and rhinestones to clothing?

It is a new trend in clothing. Clothing manufacturers use glue to bind rhinestones and studs to their product to make it more appealing. Does anyone know which the best fabric glue for that job is? For example we can find rhinestones and studs on Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier clothing line. Thanks.

Many lines such as Ed Hardy use embellishments with heat set adhesives. Many crystals, stones and nailheads are manufactured with a hot-fix adhesive on the back. A special tool that looks similar to a soldering iron is used to quickly melt the glue and attach the stone to the item. These hot-fix embellishments are far more durable and less likely to fall off due to careless consumer laundering and cleaning methods. I’ve found dry cleaning is murder on glue set embellishments, while hot fix embellishments are more resistant to damage from dry cleaning. I’ve switched to exclusively heat set or old fashioned metal prong set; I simply have too many issues with cold glue sets. In my business the final nail in the coffin for glue sets was the time factor, it takes less time to use hot fix embellishments than to glue and place and wait for the piece to dry. Rhinestone guy has tools, rhinestones, information, and tips on high end embellishments. Creative Crystal sells a hot fix tool and crystals suitable for a hobbyist who wants to add sparkle to anything.

http://www.rhinestoneguy.com/

http://www.creativecrystal.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

Rhinestone Clothing
Rhinestone Clothing
Rhinestone Clothing