Bridal and Wedding Bling
Every bride needs a little shimmer on her wedding day. Whether it’s crystal embellishments to the dress or a sparkling hair-piece to offset the veil, Dreamtime Creations has a multitude of crystals guaranteed to make your wedding worthy of a Disney princess.
Sew-on stones, flatback pearls, flatback crystals, and flatback hotfix crystals are the stones of choice for most wedding designers. Sew-ons are preferable when working with delicate materials such as a wedding gown. However, you can use Hot Fix Flatback Rhinestones for almost all other non-silk and non-synthetic fabric projects.
For working in tight, really detailed areas the standard method of gluing works really well. This is done by applying your adhesive of choice to the fabric, and then placing setting crystal into the glue. Here are a few quick tips:
- A tiny dab of glue will go a long way. The goal is to set your crystal into place without the glue oozing beyond the edges onto your fabric. You can use a toothpick if you’re in a bind, but our application experts prefer the syringe method. Applying crystals with our Crystal Pro syringe kit will give you a precise application every time, and speed up your blinging skills.
- To make picking up and placing crystals easier, you can use a number of tools including tweezers, wax dop sticks, or the Crystal Katana applicators. Many professionals prefer the Crystal Katana for it’s comfort and long-lasting wax tip. Simply touch the point of the Katana to your flatback crystal, lift it onto your design, and when you lift up the crystal will stay in place.
- Know which adhesive is most appropriate for your surface. For fabrics, many artists prefer GemTac. For plastic surfaces and ceramics you may consider a two-part epoxy, Swarovski CG-500, or E-6000
Hot Fix Application
Hot fix flatback rhinestones are manufactured with the perfect amount of glue already on the back of the rhinestone making it easy to attach to dresses, shoes and most other non-leather fabrics. Simply arrange the rhinestones in your desired design, heat the glue for a few seconds using a hot fix applicator tool, and after just a two-minute drying time, you’re ready to dance!