Silhouette sent me their rhinestone kit to try out this month.
I have to admit that I was not quite sure what to do with rhinestones because
a) I had never worked with them before.
b) There are mostly boys ‘round these parts.
Here’s the low down on how the Silhouette works with rhinestones:
You use the CD that comes in the kit or buy a design from the online store. DO NOT resize the design. I went with a mustache on account of the fact that Macy is OBSESSED with them right now. The picture directions that come with the kit are fabulous. Or, there’s an instructional video you can watch here. After you’ve cut your design, you peel it off and stick it to a backer board.
Then you dump out your appropriately sized (more on that in a minute) rhinestones and brush them over the holes.
This is how much of the design was filled in after I got done brushing.
Then, you use the handy dandy pick up tool to place the rest of them. The tool looks like this:
Once the design is completely filled in you put some special transfer tape on it
and then apply it to your garment.
WAY easy and I was impressed with how well the rhinestones adhered.
I was not impressed with the fact that my 10 year old has such a demanding social life that she had to take a call whilst I was trying to take an action shot.
So, about the rhinestone sizing…when you buy the design, it tells you what size stones to use. However, you probably won’t remember what size that was when you actually go to use it. I went back to the online store and located my design to find out. If any of you know of a better way to figure that out, please let me know!
And, I’m going to show you what I did to keep straight what size my rhinestones are once they’re open. I cut out the part of the bag topper that had the size on it and then just stuck it in the bag.
Smarter than your average bear, right?
Want the details on this month’s promo?
$229 gets you: A Silhouette SD, the rhinestone starter kit, 3 additional packs of rhinestones, and 1 Pick Me Up tool. This is a savings of about $125. GO HERE to add the bundle to your cart. The price will go down to $229 once you use the promo code “CRAP”
Or, if you already have a machine, all rhinestone products are 30% off.
The promo runs April 21st through the 26th.
And may I suggest you tell your husband you NEED a Silhouette for Mother’s Day?