Saturday, September 25, 2010

Flatback Rhinestones

Rhinestones:
Most of the rhinestones have no adhesive on back (shiny back) - see instructions below for adhering rhinestones and pearls. Some rhinestones have a gray or green back. This is a "hot fix" glue back and can be adhered to fabric and other materials. I have tried attaching these to cardstock with an iron and it can be done, but it takes much longer than using a dab of white tacky glue and a gel picker, or tweezers.

Colors sometimes vary from different manufacturers.


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Colors Shown
Top Row: Clear, Pink, Iridescent
2nd Row: Red, Lavender, Turquoise

3rd Row: Peridot, Fuchsia, Black

6mm - Colors:  Clear, Black Temporarily out-of-stock, Red, Pink, Turquoise, Fuchsia, 
Light Sapphire, Lavender, Peridot, Topaz, Purple, Royal Blue, Cranberry, Gold
Pkg of 25 - $0.50



5mm
- Colors:  Clear, Black, Red, Pink, Fuchsia, Topaz, Purple, Royal Blue, Cranberry, Gold, Medium Sapphire 
Pkg of 60 - $1.00


4mm - Colors: Clear, Black, Red, Pink, Turquoise, Fuchsia, Amethyst, Iridescent, Peridot, Light Sapphire, Topaz, Orange, Purple, Royal Blue, Cranberry, Gold, Dark Green, Olive Green
Pkg of 75 - $ 1.00



3mm - Colors: Clear, Black, Red, Pink,
Turquoise, Fuchsia, Amethyst, Iridescent, Light Sapphire, Peridot, Topaz, Orange, Purple, Royal Blue, Cranberry, Gold, Grass Green, Olive Green
Pkg of 100 - $ 1.00

~~~~ Bulk prices available for 3mm Pearls - check "Bulk Prices"



2mm - Colors: Clear, Black, Red, Pink, Turquoise, Lavender, Light Sapphire, Peridot, Fuchsia, Orange, Purple, Royal Blue, Cranberry, Gold, Topaz, Dark Green, Olive Green, Iridescent 
Pkg of 100 - $1.00

~~~~ Bulk prices available for 2mm Pearls - check "Bulk Prices"

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6mm Stars:
Colors shown: Clear, Red, or Mixed

Clear Stars - Temporarily Out-of-stock
Pkg of 25 - $0.50




12mm Stars - Red
Pkg of 25 - $0.75




8mm Hearts:
Colors shown: Clear, Red, Pink, Turquoise
Pkg of 25 - $0.60

Red Hearts - Temporarily out-of-stock

3 x 3mm Squares - Red only

Pkg of 25 - $0.30
 
5 x 5mm Squares
Colors: Clear, Red, or Pink,
Pkg of 25 - $0.40
 
6 x 6mm Squares - Red or Pink only
Pkg of 25 - $0.50




11mm Flowers
Clear, Red, Pink, Turquoise, or Fuchsia
Pkg of 25 - $0.95



 
6mm x 8mm
Oval Flatback
Rhinestones

Iridescent
Pkg of 25 ~ $1.00 







6mm x 8mm
Oval Flatback
Rhinestones
Light Gold
Pkg of 25 ~ $1.00







Gel Picker
Package of one - $ .30
One Gel Picker lasts a long, long time.

Instructions for adhering flatback pearls, rhinestones, and rimstones:
Some of the flatback rhinestones have a "hot fix glue" on the back. This hot fix glue allows the rhinestone to be adhered to fabric, or other materials, with an iron. If you are adhering to cardstock, it is faster and easier to use a bit of white glue.


This is how I teach it in my card classes: I use Aleene's Tacky White Glue... put a small amount about the size of a dime on a styrofoam plate (or piece of a plate,) and then using a toothpick, get a dab (small dab!) of the glue and dot it where you want the rhinestones. pearls, or rimstones to go. I dab about 3 or 4 dots at a time.


Then using the "Gel Picker," touch the top of the pearl/rhinestone, and place it on top of the glue dot. Use only a very small dot of glue. If it oozes out the side, I take another toothpick and clean up the glue, or it should dry clear. Sometimes if I get too much of a dot of glue on my project, I take my finger and touch the top of the glue, thus removing some before I place the pearl/rhinestone on top. It spreads out a bit, but should dry clear.


The Gel Picker is, by far, the easiest way to apply the rhinestones, rimstones, pearls, buttons, confetti, or even small die cut pieces.


My students are ladies between 58 and 75. They all used this method on their first try with no problems at all. They grumbled a bit when they saw the 2mm, but everyone did a fantastic job!

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