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Hot Fix Crystals

Hot Fix Crystals
Will hotfix (hot fix) crystals stick alright to a Nintendo DS using a Kandi Kane?

Just wondering if I can use hotfix crystals with a Kandi Kane applicator to stick crystals to a plastic Nintendo DS Lite?? I have differing opinions – some say the glue won’t hold and i would need ot use an extra kind of glue, but some say it should be fine. Any advice? I’ve seen the crystal-encrusted DS lites for sale on websites and want to have a go myself so any tips would be appreciated! Many thanks.

The hot fix crystals only stick to fabric well. The heat melts the glue that sinks into the fabric to adhere. For something slick, like a phone or your Nintendo DS, the glue will melt and stick only temporarily. It’s not going to hold onto anything that will be taking some abuse. Use an adhesive like E6000 that is made to hold strong on non-porous surfaces. Have fun!!

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Hot Fix Crystals
Hot Fix Crystals
Hot Fix Crystals

Loose Rhinestones

Loose Rhinestones
Where can I find loose rhinestones in Chicago?

I’m making a cake topper and I need pink rhinestones to decorate it. I don’t have time to order it on-line.

Thanks.

hobby lobby, wal-mart, fabric and craft stores…..
Hobby Lobby has the best selection of colors and sizes in my opinion.

Loose Rhinestones
Loose Rhinestones
Loose Rhinestones

Rhinestones Crystal

Rhinestones Crystal
Where to get wholesale crystal rhinestones for cheap?

I am looking to buy wholesale crystal rhinestones (swarovski crystals) The cheapest I found was 1800 for $70.
Is there anything cheaper? I am going to be buying a lot and need lots of variety colors.

You didn’t speicify size. But you can check out (for wholesale):

http://www.alliumblue.com/flat-backs-no-hotfix-nohf-2028-xilion-rose-c-46_253_259.html

About $32 for 1440 pieces for SS10

Rhinestones Crystal
Rhinestones Crystal
Rhinestones Crystal

Hot Fix Rhinestones

Hot Fix Rhinestones
what’s the difference between hot fix and none hot fix for rhinestones?

what’s the difference between hot fix and none hot fix for rhinestones?

Hot fix have the adhesive already on the back. You use a hot fix gun to put it on. They (the gun) are between $15 and $25 bucks.

Non-hot fix are just flat back rhinestones where you have to apply a specific glue to each individual stone and apply.

The smaller the gauge (the mm) the harder this is to do by hand.

also, don’t use crazy glue, unless you have mad skills. If it gets on the crystal, it’s ruined!

Hot Fix Rhinestones
Hot Fix Rhinestones
Hot Fix Rhinestones

Rhinestone Ab Crystal

Rhinestone Ab Crystal

The bride’s bouquet is one of the most special parts of the wedding. There are many ways to make it memorable and unique, such as the choice of flowers, the way that they are arranged, and any embellishments that you choose as a finishing touch. One of the most fabulous ways to dress up your bouquet is with eye catching crystal wedding jewelry.

Wedding jewelry has become a very popular accent for much, much more than just the bride herself. Customized crystal wedding jewelry is one of the most spectacular toppers that a bride can choose for her cake, whether it is in the form of a bejeweled crown, or rhinestone leaves and flowers. Likewise, the bouquet is a place that can be decorated in some very special ways to make it completely breathtaking.

When you are thinking about adding crystals to your wedding bouquet, the first thing to consider is what type of effect you would like to create. You can make it subtle or grand, depending on your wedding style. Do you want your bouquet to have a delicate shimmer or an all out explosion of sparkle? Is your wedding modern or vintage Hollywood inspired? These are the types of questions to ask yourself.

Once you have decided on the effect that you would like, the next step is to sit down with your florist and design the bouquet. One simple way to add a touch of glamour to your flowers is to choose a bouquet that has the stems wrapped in a wide satin ribbon. The ribbon is the perfect place to pin a piece of crystal wedding jewelry, such as a sparkling brooch. This can be a great use of a family piece, or if you do not have anything from your relatives, you can pick up a crystal or rhinestone brooch online or in a vintage shop.

Some brides want to have some sparkle mixed in with the flowers themselves, and there are some fantastic options available. If you like the effect of twinkling crystals evenly interspersed throughout your bouquet, then wire individual diamond or round Swarovksi crystals to tuck in with the blooms. Another beautiful idea is to put crystals into the centers of some individual flowers. You are surely looking at a high labor cost from your florist for this, but a very crafty bride could even consider adding this accent to her bouquet herself (or better yet, have a friend do it on the morning of the wedding).

For a more opulent and glamorous look, you will want to make the crystals a stronger design element. A fabulous effect can be created by having very large teardrop shaped Swarovski crystals grace the edge of the bouquet. They will swing and catch the light like magic as the bride walks down the aisle. For an even more eye-popping bouquet, choose crystals with an AB finish, which will throw a beautiful prismatic light.

Whatever special crystal details you choose for your bouquet, keep in mind that you can add a similar special touch to the rest of your wedding flowers. Whether your wedding theme is a winter wonderland, or modern elegance, the effect of crystal wedding jewelry in your bouquets and centerpieces will be absolutely stunning.

Laura helps brides with their wedding plans by offering advice on selecting bridesmaids gifts,reception ideas and other aspects of planning a wedding. Crystal wedding jewelry is fabulous on the bride, her cake, and the bouquet – the more sparkle, the better!

Rhinestone Ab Crystal
Rhinestone Ab Crystal
Rhinestone Ab Crystal

Rhinestones Ab Swarovski

Rhinestones Ab Swarovski

If you are anything like most brides, you want lots of sparkle for your wedding day! There are lots of ways that you can use sparkle throughout your wedding, but the best place to start is with you. You wedding gown is the perfect way to set the tone, so make it as sparkly as you want.

Sparkle can come in different forms. One of the most popular is beading done with Swarovksi crystals. When used on a wedding gown, they are typically clear or ab finish, but you can also add some crystals in your wedding colors for that extra punch.

There are a myriad of ways that crystal beadwork can be used. It is beautiful when added as an accent to lace or over embroidery. This is a way to add sparkle to the gown while defining the design of the lace or embroidery pattern at the same time.

You can also use crystals to add pizazz to any otherwise plain wedding gown. A row of crystals encirling the waistline of a gown is a gorgeous effect, and is great if you want to add sparkle without adding a strong design element. Another place that a row of crystals is spectacular is on the bottom of tails or a sash. They will really catch the light as they move and flow down the back of your bridal gown.

If you choose a gown with crystals, you will want to accessorize it with crystal wedding jewelry to coordinate. Because crystal beading on a gown shows as sparkle, but not as much as a bold design, you have the freedom to choose crystal wedding jewelry that is as ornate as you like. Of course, a simple strand of Swarovski crystals glittering at the throat is also fabulous, if your style is more streamlined.

Another way to make your wedding gown sparkly is with rhinestones or mirror backed crystals. Mirror backed crystals are exactly what they sound like, and they do indeed look like tiny mirrors. They are usually flat, and come in some great shapes, like round, square, or flowers. These work very well as part of a decorative trim around the waist, hem, or neckline of a gown. Mirror backed crystals can be worked into very ornate decorative trims.

Mirror backed crystals also make a great alternative to the traditional bridal fabric-covered buttons. A row of the square mirror backed crystals looks very modern and chic trailing all the way down the back of a gown. It is a look that works equally well on slinky charmeuse dresses or on full satin bridal gowns. This is a great effect when you are looking to create some drama for the back of your dress.

When creating a super sparkly bridal ensemble, don’t forget about your veil. You can add a row of crystals to the bottom edge of a straight cut veil, or all around a shaped veil. Larger crystal briolettes look absolutely stunning when they are dropped onto a long veil. However, even if you like the silvery look of rhinestones for your gown, you should stay away from them on your veil; in photographs, the rhinestones will look like dark spots. Best to stick to the crystals.

Your wedding day is your time to shine! Make this come true by choosing a wedding gown with lots of sparkle, or by adding crystals to a plain gown. When you walk down the aisle all a-glitter, the effect will be spectacular.

Laura helps brides with their wedding plans by offering advice on selecting bridesmaids gifts,reception ideas and other aspects of planning a wedding. Crystal wedding jewelry is a must-have for a bride who loves sparkle!

Rhinestones Ab Swarovski
Rhinestones Ab Swarovski
Rhinestones Ab Swarovski

Iron On Rhinestones

Iron On Rhinestones
How to get individual iron-on rhinestones to stay in place while ironing?

I have individual iron-on rhinestones that I am putting on a t-shirt. What is the best way to get them to stay in place while I put the iron over them? They are tiny and I don’t want them to move when I start to iron. Thanks

Put them in your desired locations, then very carefully lay a cloth over the rhinestones to keep them in place. Iron the cloth, not the rhinestones directly.

Iron On Rhinestones
Iron On Rhinestones
Iron On Rhinestones

Rhinestone Bead

Rhinestone Bead
Swarovski rhinestone/ crystal beads in singapore?

Hi all, I am trying to find those swarovski rhinestone/ crystal beads which are used to decorate hand phones and accessories. May I know where can I find them in Singapore and how much do they cost? Also, what type of glue should i use? i heard that there’s different type of glues for different materials. (like glue for metal and plastic are different) Is true? Thank you.

Swarovski Singapore Trading Pte. Ltd.
2 Alexandra Road, No 03 – 01 Delta House
SI-SINGAPORE 159919
Tel.: +65/6/273 0707, Fax: +65/6/274 8177

There being different types of strass beads, the method used to glue them varies. The material on which they are glued also matters.
Recommendations from Swarovski ® concerning these beads are that you use an iron at 338F, lightly pressing from the underside of the fabric.

Rhinestone Bead
Rhinestone Bead
Rhinestone Bead

Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone

Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone

What is usually thought of when the word ‘rhinestone’ is heard? A piece of cheap jewelry, a deceased piano player that wore clothes dripping with the glittering stones, or the song ‘Rhinestone Cowboy.’ Most of the common associations with the name imply cheapness, bad taste, gaudy, right on down the list of negatives. But rhinestones have a long and varied history that tells otherwise.

The name ‘rhinestone’ comes from the pebbles of rock crystal found centuries ago in and near the Rhine river of Europe. These natural crystals and other man-made pieces of highly refined glass were laboriously hand cut and ground., and were very expensive. About 1775 a French jeweler by the name of Stras had the idea of coating the back of these pieces of glass with metal powder to improve their luster. The result was a good imitation of a diamond, but these stones were still handcrafted and very expensive.

In 1892 a son of a Bohemian gem cutter by the name of Daniel Swarovski invented a mechanical gem cutting machine that was capable of very fine, precision work. Three years later Swarovski moved to Austria and began running his water-powered crystal stone cutting factory. The result was high quality stones produced at a fraction of the cost. Thus the rhinestone’s role as a quality, low cost alternative to the diamond in the jewelry making industry increased.

Swarovski continued innovating the rhinestone industry by devising a vacuum method of fusing gold and silver on the back of rhinestones that created an even more brilliant luster. Swarovski crystal is still the highest quality rhinestone in the jewelry business today.

Modern rhinestones are not only made from glass, but from plastics and acrylics of various formulas. The inexpensiveness of some modern rhinestones has allowed them to be used in every kind of application, from dog collars to baseball caps. But the beauty of a well-made rhinestone can lend itself to fine pieces of jewelry that are much more affordable than jewelry made from genuine diamonds. The above-mentioned piano player with a love of rhinestones was of course Liberace. In 1982, Liberace was given a 51 pound, 115,000 carat clear rhinestone from the Swarovski Crystal Company of Austria in appreciation for his being their biggest customer. This rhinestone, worth $50,000 twenty years ago, now resides in the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It has been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Rhinestones are quite simply imitations of diamonds. Some are cheap imitations, some are high quality imitations. But the great diamond imitator has given something to many people that otherwise would never have had it, a glimpse of the sparkle and beauty of the most valued of gems, the diamond.

Alan Beggerow is a free lance writer. Visit his writing services website, Ghostwriter, at http://www.ghostwriterboo.blogspot.com

Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone
Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone
Swarovski Crystal Rhinestone

Rhinestone Pink

Most little girls go through a big princess phase where everything they seem to like is centered around different princess themes. This typically happens between the ages of 3-5 years of age. This article will give you the steps to give your daughter a great princess themed birthday party that she will never forget but also will not break your budget. It will have everything from the hot pink decorations, to the make your own princess rhinestone tiaras station, to the princess themed food to the guests goody bag items including rhinestone chokers for the little princesses to wear home.

Once you have the date picked out be sure to set a good time for this preschool age group. Typically late morning leading into lunch is the best time and no longer than two hours too for the party. Most little princesses require everything to be pink and sparkly and this can be done inexpensively with a lot of crepe tissue rolls and pink balloons everywhere. Much more than that is really a waste for this age group. A fun idea is to paint a huge castle on butcher block paper and hang it near the front door. Have all of the guests arrive in their princess costumes and get a Polaroid picture in front of the castle when they arrive with the birthday girl.

The key to a successful birthday party for younger kids is to keep them busy and entertained the whole time with short activities that flow right from one to another. The next idea is to have the princess guests go to the craft of making their own tiara. Have precut out poster board crowns already made where the girls can glue on jewels and rhinestones to make it their own.

Then follow that activity with a more physically active one to get some of the energy out. Simple games like Duck, Duck goose are popular but use different words like princess and wand instead. Another fun idea is to have a princess parade with the princesses riding on stick ponies around the yard. After this it is time for them to decorate a cardboard frame that will have their Polaroid photo in it. Crayons in sparkly colors are easy and fun for them to use as well as some pink feathers to glue on the frame.

Now it is time for lunch. Stick to the princess and pink theme by serving little sandwiches cut own like crowns and pink animal crackers as well as pink watermelon and pink juice. This will be followed by the birthday cake which also could be pink served with individual strawberry sundae cups of ice cream.

Hopefully after all of the games, crafts and food the party goers will be pleasantly tired out and have enjoyed the princess party. Along with their princess tiara and framed photo that they decorated, give them a little princess rhinestone choker necklace that they can wear home and add to their dress up collection.

Chuck R. Stewart and his daughters noticed the beautiful rhinestone tiaras and the rhinestone chokers worn by the pageant winners on TV.

Rhinestone Pink
Rhinestone Pink
Rhinestone Pink