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#31 Kits55

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:51 AM

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It seems that the hotfix I found yesterday are 5.99 for 24 crystals which doesn't even make up one or two letters, is this right? Seems cheaper to order them from customized girl? am i missing something?
Kerry, I bought some hot fix rhinestones for wedding usage and here's the website that I used: 2028 Swarovski Hot Fix Rhinestones | Dreamtime Creations

it'll bring you to the page for 5mm rhinestones just to give you an idea of the cost. I think the first one is like $7 for 1/2 gross (72 pieces).

Are you sure you mean the Hot Fix and not the flatback rhinestones? The hot fix are the ones that you need the gun for, they kind of "stick" to the gun and then you glue them on. The flatbacks are ones that you need glue, a rhinestone stick that is kind of gummy to pick up the rhinestones, an iron, and transfer paper. Maybe you were looking at the wrong "type" of rhinestone?

#32 GarlicBride

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    Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:54 AM

    is the mylar paper essential? Could I use see through sticky-back plastic? It's just I've got some of that so it wouldn't be more expense - I'd only need a little bit. Do you think it would ruin it?

    Hannah

    #33 Starryt

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      Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:35 AM

      Super CUTE!


      #34 MsShelley

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        Posted 22 February 2009 - 12:45 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by hmlwilliams
        is the mylar paper essential? Could I use see through sticky-back plastic? It's just I've got some of that so it wouldn't be more expense - I'd only need a little bit. Do you think it would ruin it?

        Hannah
        yes the mylar paper is essential! it is made to withstand high heat that other plastics are not

        #35 kerryjbrown

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          Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:08 PM

          it'll bring you to the page for 5mm rhinestones just to give you an idea of the cost. I think the first one is like $7 for 1/2 gross (72 pieces).

          Are you sure you mean the Hot Fix and not the flatback rhinestones? The hot fix are the ones that you need the gun for, they kind of "stick" to the gun and then you glue them on. The flatbacks are ones that you need glue, a rhinestone stick that is kind of gummy to pick up the rhinestones, an iron, and transfer paper. Maybe you were looking at the wrong "type" of rhinestone?[/QUOTE]

          I am not sure. In the first post of the thread it says Hotfix Flatback so I have not idea. Per this thread she was making them with an iron and mylar paper so I am assuming Hotfix is the brand and flatback is the style?

          #36 Kits55

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          Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:56 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by kerryjbrown
          it'll bring you to the page for 5mm rhinestones just to give you an idea of the cost. I think the first one is like $7 for 1/2 gross (72 pieces).

          Are you sure you mean the Hot Fix and not the flatback rhinestones? The hot fix are the ones that you need the gun for, they kind of "stick" to the gun and then you glue them on. The flatbacks are ones that you need glue, a rhinestone stick that is kind of gummy to pick up the rhinestones, an iron, and transfer paper. Maybe you were looking at the wrong "type" of rhinestone?
          I am not sure. In the first post of the thread it says Hotfix Flatback so I have not idea. Per this thread she was making them with an iron and mylar paper so I am assuming Hotfix is the brand and flatback is the style?[/QUOTE]

          Kerry, Hotfix is a style and so is flat back. They're both "rhintestones". Technically they both have flat backs but the Hot Fix stones have a glue that melts on the back of them which is why you only need a "gun" to adhere them.

          The flat backs just have a regular silver backing to them. Because she made her stuff using mylar paper and and an iron they are the regular "flat backs" and NOT the Hot Fix.

          Hope that helps!

          #37 MsShelley

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            Posted 24 February 2009 - 06:48 PM

            girls they are hotfix rhinestones meaning they have glue on them already and the hot iron will melt them. I have made tank tops, t-shirts, panties, and a hoodie all using these, it works just follow the directions.

            I have had several pm's asking about the mylar paper and the rhinestones I got the mylar paper on ebay

            Iron On Hot Fix Rhinestone Mylar Tape/Paper 10 sheets - eBay (item 180330838114 end time Mar-23-09 09:16:27 PDT)


            and you can also get the rhinestones on there as well pretty reasonable priced at that

            1440 Hot Fix 4mm Rhinestones CRYSTAL CLEAR ss 16 - eBay (item 280312162171 end time Mar-12-09 11:32:59 PDT)

            #38 jmb0902

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              Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:42 AM

              Thank you for the step by step instructions! I was wondering how ppl got their lettering so straight... thanks :)

              #39 jmb0902

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                Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:44 AM

                Quick question - where have any of you found the wax-tipped rhinestone picker upper?

                #40 gettinghitched2010

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                  Posted 09 March 2009 - 11:54 AM

                  I will be making mine as well... They look great




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