We frequently get questions from many people asking if Swarovski Rhinestone Crystals are lead free? The answer is, “No”.
Swarovski Rhinestones do contain lead and is not recommended to be used by children nor added onto children’s garment or accessories.
We’re excited to announce our Cyber Monday Sale!!
Monday, November 29th 2010 get 15% Off Entire Site Including RHINESTONES!!
Save 15% off your entire order including Swarovski rhinestones on Monday, November 29th 2010. Sale begins at 12am ends at 11:59pm EST. Take advantage of our special sale while supplies last.
Coupon codes are not valid on sale and promotional items.
Everyone always sees the adorable little girl throwing petals on the floor. Brides also need to worry about what to put on their flower girls. You can create your own head band for your flower girl using ribbon and crystals with these easy steps.
- 1/2 yd of 2 1/4 Poly Satin Ribbon, Ivory Style# 00318 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
- 1/2 yd of 10mm Organdy Ribbon, Light Peach Style# 02110
- 25mm Plastic Head Band, White Style#43469 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
- 1 pack of SS12 Swarvoski Rhinestones, Crystal Style# 03012
- 1 pack of SS34 Swarvoski Rhinestones, Crystal Style# 03034
- 15” of 2mm Fine Metallic Twist Cord, Brown Gold Style# 00860
- 1/4” Swarvoski Crystal Belt, Crystal/Silver Style # 19912
- 2 pcs of 18*10mm Swarvoski Crystal Sew-on Pear Shaped Jewel, Crystal Style# 27474
- 1 pc of 15*4 mm Navette Rhinestone w/Setting, Crystal Style# 03912
- 1 pc of 18*9mm Sew-on, Crystal Style# 27473
- 1 pc of 12*6mm Sew-on, Crystal Style# 27473
- 1 pc of 10mm Round Sew-on, Crystal #32016
- E6000, Style # 37777
- Take the 1/2 yard of satin ribbon and glue it the headband to cover the plastic, cut the the ends to make them shorter, then glue the ends to the inside.
- Take the 1/2 yard of organza ribbon and glue it straight in the middle of the headband. Cut a little of the ends, leave some left over to glue the ends on the inside of the headband.
- take the metallic cord, cut 4 pieces even pieces (about 3 1/2 inches long), take the belt and swoop the pieces through, as a belt and glue the the ends on to the headband.
- take the other pieces of jewels and scatter them as you wish on each side of the head band.
Finding your perfect shoe for your perfect wedding dress can be somewhat difficult. Your either have to have that special luck at finding the perfect shoes for the half the price of what there worth or you have to spend a fortune. So what better way to get those shoes than to do an easy DIY, by making your own shoe with Swarovski buttons. You can take a plain shoe and make it pop out. Here are some inspirations. We’ve bought a pair of inexpensive white shoes and dressed them up with beautiful Swarovski buttons.
- Semi-Flush Cutter, Style # 44059 (1.800.9.mjtrim)
- First use the flush cutter to cut the shanks of the buttons
- apply hot glue on the shoe and a little on the button and stick it on the shoe.
- wait for it to dry, move the button to see if its glued on there good.
Bouquets! What can we say about a wedding bouquet other than they are the second or third most important part of your wedding day accessories. There are always so many new trends every season that go away as quickly as they come and some that always stay with us. Like wedding bouquet jewelry, where pearls or Swarovski elements are placed in between or in the middle of a flower itself. And the look is well, Glamorous and Beautiful without looking tacky. While looking online for bouquet jewelry I realized they can get a bit pricey, so I decided to make my own DIY versions.
Bouquet jewelry used: Swarovski Pear shaped sew-on jewel, 8mm faux pearl, ss20 Swarovski flatback (crystal) -Directions for each below
Optional Swaroviski elements and pearls
Learn How to make this eco-friendly vase, same bouquet jewelry as photo above
Directions For flat back rhinestones, & H.F. Swarovski Pearl:
- Step 1: Take straight pin and dip the flat end in E-6000 glue and stick it to the flat surface of the rhinestones or half pearl.
- Step 2: let it sit for about 20 minutes before placing in flower.
Directions For Swarovski pear sew-on jewel:
- Step1: Measure and cut a piece for cardboard foam that fits exactly behind the sew-on jewel.
- Step2: Stick two straight pins in the cut cardboard foam and place glue ontop of the straight pins and cardboard then stick to the back of the pear sew-on. Let it sit for 25 minutes before placing in flower.
Directions for Faux Pearl Strand
- Step1: Take a straight pin and dip it in E-6000 glue about 1/2″ on the flat tip. Then take one pearl from the strand.
- Step2: Take the straight pin and slip it threw the hole in the pearl. Clean the pearl for extra glue and let it set for 20minutes before placing in flower.
Have you ever wondered what is the difference between Flatback rhinestones and Hotfix rhinestones; as well as which one would work best for you? If you have, then hopefully today’s post can help answer your questions.
M&J Trimming supplies both Swarovski Flatback rhinestones and Swarovski Hotfix rhinestones. Both are quite popular and which one would work best for your project, really depends on what you will be using them for. So let’s get started.
Flatback rhinestones have two sides. One side is the multi-faceted side; which is the side where you see the shimmering crystal. The other side is grey in color, flat and smooth in texture. Flatback rhinestones can be applied onto your project using glue such as Gem-tac, E-6000, or even Magna-tac. You will need to place the glue into a syringe to insure that you don’t use too much glue when applying the Flatback rhinestones. And since the rhinestones are too small to pick up by hand, you’ll have to use tweezers to pick them up one by one and place them on top of the area that you had applied glue to. Flatback rhinestones can be used for arts and crafts or any material that you don’t mind if the Flatback rhinestones become loose.
If you want something more permanent, then you’ll have to use the Hotfix rhinestones. Hotfix rhinestones also have a multi-faceted side and back side that is grey in color, but when you look closely, there’s already dry glue added to the grey flat surface. Hotfix rhinestones are added onto your fabric by using heat from a hot-fixer rhinestone setter. Since there’s already glue on the Hotfix rhinestones, all you need to do is apply heat. You have to be careful when using Hotfix rhinestones because once applied, it’s permanent and will not come off your material. Hotfix rhinestones are also less messy as you don’t have to apply glue yourself.
Here’s a big difference between hotfix and flatback rhinestones. Hotfix rhinestones are only recommended for fabric. It is not recommended for leather, rubber, paper or plastic. The hot-fixer rhinestones setter that is used to help apply the stones is extremely hot and can possibly burn any material that is not fabric. By the way, yes, it is okay to use hotfix rhinestones on tulle.
So there you have it; the difference between Flatback rhinestones and Hotfix rhinestones.
Hi Everyone! Welcome back from the long weekend. I hope everyone had a good time off and enjoyed the summer weather. I have an annoucement today for those who are fans of Swarovski Rhinestones! Until July 7th 2010 at 11:59pm EST, when you spend $250 or more on Swarovski Flatback or Hotfix, you get $25 Off your entire purchase! Great time to save some extra $$ on your purchase. With your purchase, you’ll also qualify for Free UPS Ground Shipping (Continental US Only).
$25 Off Your Entire Purchase
When You Spend $250 or more on
Swarovski Rhinestone Flatbacks or Hotfix!
Special Ends: July 7th 2010 @ 11:59pm EST!
Coupon Code: 25offsmrrs