Rhinestones, or crystal rocks that have been carved and polished into designs or shapes, have been around for hundreds of years. Ancient cultures used them as symbols and decorative embellishments. Back then, the rhinestones that we see were more cosmetic than anything else and often carried religious significance. Today, rhinestones are used more as decorations or in the making of jewelry than as a real benefit for their healing properties.
Originally, rhinestones were stone crystals collected from the Rhine River, hence the name, but many were also found in countries such as the Alps. Still, now the term “rhinestone” only refers to varieties of crystal glass found in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the United States. Each crystal rhinestone has a unique design, and when added together, creates a beautiful pattern. They come in a variety of colors, from pale pink to deep purple. These patterns can be added to many different garments to create a beautiful accent or alone to add a touch of sparkle and shine.
A popular way of using rhinestone designs is to create a vinyl slipcover. This would be a great time-saver while at the same time adding a stunning look to any wardrobe. The ease of care required for this vinyl cover makes it a wonderful option. One method used to attach the vinyl slipcover is with a hot glue gun. This works well with larger rhinestone designs, which may require multiple sheets to be bound together. However, the ease of cutting and sticking individual sheets allows for individual vinyl covers to be sized to fit any wardrobe or dresser.
Another method used is to peel off the protective backing from each rhinestone template. It is important to remove all of the adhesive backing before applying the rhinestones to the piece of clothing. Some types of rhinestones will work best if applied to a cloth cut in a “towel tube” shape. A cutting mat, which is also available, is ideal for this application.
Many people choose to use rhinestones with it’s. Using these two items will allow the dresser or wardrobe to have the appearance of being “transformed.” A transfer mat is ideal for this project because the mat is pre-cut and ready to apply the rhinestones to the piece of clothing. For an easier and faster application, the rhinestone template can be peeled off, cut to the desired length, and then attached to the bottom of the kitty style transfer sheet.
Another fun project that calls for some creativity and some glitter is a Rhinestone Cowboy and Rhinestone Stiletto Headband. This is made easy with metal powder. Simply melt some metal powder into a container, and use the end of a hairpin or other thin string to tie onto the rhinestone, wrap around the head, and secure it with a knot.
Rhinestones have been popular for several decades. Today, the art of creating beautiful rhinestone designs continues to grow. The internet has made it easy to find affordable rhinestone designs. If you are planning on having your rhinestones created professionally, it is a good idea to look at the different processes that different jewelers use to create their rhinestone designs.
Whether you choose to go with real rhinestones, faux rhinestones, or heat transfer vinyl, the beauty of the finished product is sure to be worth the investment. Whether you want to add sparkle to your shoes, or glitter to your jewelry, they can easily be added to the styles of outfits you love. They also make great gifts for friends and family. You will be able to find many different designs that suit your personality and your budget. They are the perfect way to jazz up any wardrobe.