You’ve seen them in the craft store: those simple iron on transfers that are so expensive. You can create your own simple design or something more elaborate. I will show you the technique using a simple 1 inch crystal initial design.
You will need:
Rhinestone hot fix transfer paper
Crystal 6ss Hot fix rhinestones
I always like to begin with a guide or template. I used a embroidery design initial. First, I placed a piece of wax paper over the drawing of the initial (make sure your letter is facing the correct way). Following the lines of the template, I positioned the rhinestones to form the letter. Once your rhinestones are positioned correctly, you will need your rhinestone transfer paper.
Rhinestones transfer paper is made up of a top sticky clear piece and a bottom opaque non sticking piece. Separate the rhinestone transfer paper and gently press the sticky side down on top of the rhinestone letter. Peel off the wax paper. If you are planning on using this another day, replace the non sticky piece of rhinestone transfer paper to the sticky side.
If you want to embellish you garment now, heat your iron to its highest setting without steam. Peel the white backing off your iron on initial. Position your iron on initial on your garment, sticky side down and rhinestone facets up. Place a piece of white paper over iron on initial to prevent scorching the garment. When the iron is hot, press down on the iron on initial for 15-20 seconds. Do not slide iron over the design as this may move your rhinestones. Remove iron and allow iron on to cool completely. Remove white paper and peel off clear plastic.
A plain jacket turned into a sparkly personalized statement!
Swarovski hot fix rhinestones are available from:
Rhinestone hot fix transfer paper available at many online retailers.
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