How did you DIY rhinestones?

Sooo...i can get a good price on bulk rhinestones because I'm in the dance world and now a days...we rhinestone everything from costumes to shirts to hats...to girls casts! :)  But i'm finding myself stumped on how I should adhere rhinestones to my cake topper and other wooden fun things I might decide to make for the reception.  I usually get the flatback crystal rhinestones and I just use costume/fabric glue because it's stretchy material but that glue wont' work on wood.  So do I use a special glue for the letters?  Also, i've read alot of people doing the hot fix.  i haven't a clue how to even start with that!  Or where to get the little machine!


Any help or advice would be lovely! 


Thank you ladies!! :)


 

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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I'm hotfixing rhinestones on the heel of my shoe...I bought the machine and rhine stones here http://threadart.com/shop/...I have no idea if you can hotfix on wood...


For my invites I'm using E600 to attach them!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm
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hot glue? super glue?  bedazzle????  Those are all the ways I would think of it.


Is there a way to get others the "bulk rhinestones"?? Or is it a "who you know" kind of thing?  just wondering cuz I'll need some for my invites and cake table letters.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm
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For the caketopper, hotfix crystals are the best. E6000 or Elmers would be your next bet, but you have to works fast for both.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm
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Well we usually get them through a vendor through our high school...but i've looked online and there are alot of websites that sell them for about the same price so i'll probably just order online.  It's about 1440 for 90 dollars.  But i'm looking for a 16ss...wasn't sure between the 16ss and the 20ss, but i'd rather use the small ones so they'll be tighter together and sparkle a bit a better.


There's www.crystals2love.com and www.danceshopper.com


Dance Shopper is a bit more expensive but I like their layout on their website and you can specifically see all the rhinestones and types.


I'll probably just find a type of clear wood adhesive or a type of super glue!  The best thing for me to rhinestone with are the tweezers that look like scissors.  They have the loops to put your fingers through.  You have alot more control that way and can hold onto the sides really well.  I can bust out 50 costumes in 2 hours!!!  The job of an assistant dance team director! :)  So I might as well bedazzle my wedding!!!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm
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Hangers for the ladies in my life.


Sister, neice, MOH, BM, MOTB, MOTG and me.


Just puchasing wooden hangers and putting a special something on for each of them.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm
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I used hotfix ones for our matchboxes. It was super easy too ! :)
Posted on July 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm
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oh, honey. You can get them WAYYYYYYYY cheaper!!!!


 


http://stores.ebay.com/Island-Girl-Crystal_Value-Rhinestones-16ss-4mm_W0QQ_fsubZ882729012QQ_sidZ44893602QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em14?_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=2


 


 


1440 16ss hotfix for less than 12 bucks including shipping. 


I used 10ss on mine. You can see my caketopper in my bio.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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I use E6000 glue for some of my jewelry.

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm
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ajfisher....they don't have either of the colors I was wanting besides crystal AB...I wanted light peach and the colorado lt topaz! :/ I'll have to do some more researching!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 3:40 pm
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Hotfix for my shoes. I'll be doing more crystal blingys later. 


Hotfix for my shoes photo 2010589-1


I used 10ss (3 mm) hotfix crystals. And I agree with AJFisher. You can definitely find them MUCHHHHHHH cheaper than that!! I also got the 1440 on EBay. 

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm
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Pwani20!!!  I'M so jealous!!!  Those were the shoes I wanted and I can't find them anywhere!!! :( *tear* Do they feel really tall??  That was my only concern...but the websites I go to only have size 10's!


Where did you get yours online?  Also where do you get the machine to hotfix them?  Is it hard?  I'm an old fashioned t-shirt stretch glue kinda gal!

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm
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E6000 or Slow Setting 45 mins 2-Part Epoxy Glue is highly recommended for gluing rhinestones onto hard surface.
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I also use Goop Glue (can find at Michaels).  I always use that on my teams dance uniforms as well.  It's easier if you just use a toothpick and go from there.

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:40 am

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