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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Crystal Rhinestones

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  • Trim Fairy
    Nail technicians use an orangewood stick dipped in nail polish remover to pick up nail rhinestones. I don t know if this technique would have enough stick
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 2, 2008
      Nail technicians use an orangewood stick dipped in nail polish remover to pick up nail rhinestones. I don't know if this technique would have enough "stick" for the size rhinestone you're working with, but it's worth a try...

      --- On Sun, 11/2/08, iom315 <IOM315@...> wrote:
      From: iom315 <IOM315@...>
      Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Crystal Rhinestones
      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 10:09 AM











      I apologize in advance for asking this question again, but I am still

      searching for the perfect product to pick up rhinestones.



      Can anyone recommend a product to pick up crystal rhinestones that

      does not leave a residue on the stone?



      The stones I use are 29SS pointed back Swavroski Crystal.

      I pick up the rhinestone, place a bit of hot glue on its point, then

      apply it on the fabric. So far I have had the best results

      with painters tape, but it does have it's draw backs.



      I saw something on Dancing with the Stars, it looked like a huge Q-

      tip that they used to pick up stones then mount them to the costume.

      Does anyone know what they are using?



      I have tried birthday candles, Stick-um candle adhesive, floral

      putty, Tacky Wax, and Mack's(moldable) Earplugs.



      Thanks for suggestions,

      D.L. Dixon

      Ides of March Design Group, Ltd.





























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    • Kate
      Fire Mountain Gems sells what they call a gem and bead holder.  Here is the link http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H202023TL This is a great
      Message 2 of 9 , Nov 3, 2008
        Fire Mountain Gems sells what they call a gem and bead holder.  Here is the link

        http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H202023TL

        This is a great company.  They are very knowledgeable and helpful.  I am sure that they could help you if this is not what you are looking for.

        Kat
        Massachusetts
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      • Debbie Lough
        When I m applying to fabric, I use hot fix stones with flat backs, and pick them up using a specialist wand that heats the glue.   When I m using pointed
        Message 3 of 9 , Nov 4, 2008
          When I'm applying to fabric, I use hot fix stones with flat backs, and pick them up using a specialist wand that heats the glue.
           
          When I'm using pointed stones for jewellery though, I find a simple pair of tweezers is the easiest way to pick them up.

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        • Pierre & Sandy Pettinger
          My favorite tool: http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H202023TL It has a plunger which, when pushed, extrudes 4 wire fingers that grip the stone
          Message 4 of 9 , Nov 4, 2008
            My favorite tool:

            http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H202023TL

            It has a plunger which, when pushed, extrudes 4 wire fingers that
            grip the stone until you put it someplace. I've used mine for
            stones, nailheads, etc.

            Other places may have it also - I got mine elsewhere, but don't
            remember where. This was an easy place to look....

            HTH,
            Sandy

            At 09:09 AM 11/2/2008, you wrote:

            >I apologize in advance for asking this question again, but I am still
            >searching for the perfect product to pick up rhinestones.
            >
            >Can anyone recommend a product to pick up crystal rhinestones that
            >does not leave a residue on the stone?
            >
            >D.L. Dixon
            >Ides of March Design Group, Ltd.

            "Those Who Fail to Learn History
            Are Doomed to Repeat It;
            Those Who Fail To Learn History Correctly -
            Why They Are Simply Doomed."

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          • Candice
            not sure if you got your answer but take a tooth pick place wax on the end hold it in your elsow crease to warm it up then pick them up i make drag queen
            Message 5 of 9 , Nov 13, 2008
              not sure if you got your answer but take a tooth pick place wax on
              the end hold it in your elsow crease to warm it up then pick them up
              i make drag queen costumes and use it all the time


              --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "iom315" <IOM315@...>
              wrote:
              >
              > I apologize in advance for asking this question again, but I am
              still
              > searching for the perfect product to pick up rhinestones.
              >
              > Can anyone recommend a product to pick up crystal rhinestones that
              > does not leave a residue on the stone?
              >
              > The stones I use are 29SS pointed back Swavroski Crystal.
              > I pick up the rhinestone, place a bit of hot glue on its point,
              then
              > apply it on the fabric. So far I have had the best results
              > with painters tape, but it does have it's draw backs.
              >
              > I saw something on Dancing with the Stars, it looked like a huge Q-
              > tip that they used to pick up stones then mount them to the
              costume.
              > Does anyone know what they are using?
              >
              > I have tried birthday candles, Stick-um candle adhesive, floral
              > putty, Tacky Wax, and Mack's(moldable)Earplugs.
              >
              > Thanks for suggestions,
              > D.L. Dixon
              > Ides of March Design Group, Ltd.
              >
            • bainaashanti
              I would just use tweezers. You get the grip you want, no residue and much more control. No melting, reshping or any of that. ... still ... then ... costume.
              Message 6 of 9 , Nov 14, 2008
                I would just use tweezers. You get the grip you want, no residue
                and much more control. No melting, reshping or any of that.

                --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "iom315" <IOM315@...>
                wrote:
                >
                > I apologize in advance for asking this question again, but I am
                still
                > searching for the perfect product to pick up rhinestones.
                >
                > Can anyone recommend a product to pick up crystal rhinestones that
                > does not leave a residue on the stone?
                >
                > The stones I use are 29SS pointed back Swavroski Crystal.
                > I pick up the rhinestone, place a bit of hot glue on its point,
                then
                > apply it on the fabric. So far I have had the best results
                > with painters tape, but it does have it's draw backs.
                >
                > I saw something on Dancing with the Stars, it looked like a huge Q-
                > tip that they used to pick up stones then mount them to the
                costume.
                > Does anyone know what they are using?
                >
                > I have tried birthday candles, Stick-um candle adhesive, floral
                > putty, Tacky Wax, and Mack's(moldable)Earplugs.
                >
                > Thanks for suggestions,
                > D.L. Dixon
                > Ides of March Design Group, Ltd.
                >
              • Curtis
                Is there any particular reason that you re using pointed-back stones? That seems like a fair amount of extra bother (trying to get them to stay stable on the
                Message 7 of 9 , Nov 15, 2008
                  Is there any particular reason that you're using pointed-back stones?
                  That seems like a fair amount of extra bother (trying to get them to
                  stay stable on the point until the glue is set) when heat-set
                  rhinestones are so easily available and much less bother to work with.

                  That being said, my 'weapon of choice' is a pair of forceps (the kind
                  used for precision electronics work, not surgical ones--mine have a
                  rubber coating on the handle that makes them easier to hang onto and
                  less stress on my fingers). The handle's large enough that it's much
                  easier to manipulate than a pair of twwezers, and the jaws of the
                  forceps have a little bit of a cross-hatch on them that helps them
                  hold the stones a little more solidly than smooth tweezers (which I've
                  also used in the past.)

                  --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "iom315" <IOM315@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Can anyone recommend a product to pick up crystal rhinestones that
                  > does not leave a residue on the stone?
                  >
                  > The stones I use are 29SS pointed back Swavroski Crystal.
                  > I pick up the rhinestone, place a bit of hot glue on its point, then
                  > apply it on the fabric. So far I have had the best results
                  > with painters tape, but it does have it's draw backs.
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