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Tips For Working With Rhinestones

By Jason Pistiner

Learning the most effective way to work with Swarovski rhinestones when making a project is typically a matter of trial and error for someone who has never done it before. But with these helpful tips, you can avoid some common problems that come up with any project while speeding up the whole process.

First, make sure you have a large, flat and clean surface to work on. The last thing you want is to not have enough room or be on an angle and have your precious rhinestones fall off and you have to spend time trying to locate and recover them before the kiddo or dog does.

If you are using standard flatback rhinestones (non hotfix), then you will want to lay a disposable, protective covering over your work area to prevent rhinestone glue from getting everywhere.

Second, you will want to have a tool to handle your rhinestones. Some people use tweezers, but we recommend that you utilize one of the tools designed for working with rhinestones, like the rhinestone perfect positioner and magical tray. For those working with hotfix rhinestones, you will need a rhinestone hot applicator wand/tool.

The perfect positioner is basically a stick with wax on the end of it that will pick up rhinestones and assist in properly placing them on your project surface. The rhinestone hot applicator wand/tool picks up hotfix rhinestones, heats them, and then allows you to place them on your project. Without this tool, you would have to use an iron to heat your hotfix rhinestones. The magical tray is a device that helps flip your rhinestones right-side up for use with either the perfect positioner or rhinestone hot applicator wand/tool. Both of these tools will make the project, and your life, much more enjoyable when working with rhinestones.

Third, choose your rhinestone glue wisely. Different rhinestone glues are better suited for certain types of projects. Feel free to contact your favorite rhinestone shop for recommendation on the right rhinestone glue for your needs.

Lastly, remember that your imagination is the only limit as to what beautiful creations you can make with Swarovski rhinestones! No matter what project or rhinestone design you choose, rhinestone accessories are sure to make your creative ideas come to life. Just follow these simple tips and you will have pristinely placed Swarovski rhinestones for all to admire.

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This article was published on Wednesday 07 January, 2015.
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