Recently, I went over the formula for figuring out how many rhinestones you'll need for a straight line of a certain size rhinestone. Click here for that information. Today I will explain how to figure out the number of rhinestones you'll need to make a solid square inch of rhinestones.
Again there is a mathematical formula. First measure the area you want to rhinestone and find the area. So for example let’s say you are rhinestoning the tips of your sneakers. Measure across and up and down and let’s say you measure 2 inches by 3 inches. Multiply this to get the area in square inches which in this case would be 6 square inches.
Now let’s look at pictures of different size rhinestones filling 1 square inch.
From the picture, you can see that an 8 x 8 square of rhinestones (64 rhinestones) is slightly smaller than my drawn 1 inch square. In fact, it is 67.14 size 12ss rhinestone that will fit into a 1 inch square. In my above example using the sneaker tip we are using an area of 6 square inches. Multiply the 67.14 (the number of 12ss rhinestones that fit into a 1 inch square) by 6 (the area in my example) for a total of 402 rhinestones.
Now let’s look at size 16ss rhinestones. Again from the picture you can see a 6 x 6 square of rhinestones for a total of 36 rhinestones and again our rhinestone square is slightly smaller than my drawn 1 inch square. Exactly 42.41 rhinestones will fit into a 1 inch square. And again using my example of an area of 6 inches we have 42.41 x 6 = 254 rhinestones.
Finally let’s look at size 20ss rhinestones. From our picture you can see a 5 x 5 square with 25 rhinestones again slightly smaller than my drawn 1 inch square. It is 29.20 size 20ss rhinestones that will fit into a 1 inch square. Back to my example of an area of 6 inches, multiply 29.20 by 6 for a total of 175 rhinestones.
1) First measure the width and length and multiply to find the area of the item you want to rhinestone
2)Multiply the answer in Step 1 by
67.14 for 12ss rhinestones
42.41 for 16ss rhinestones
29.20 for 20ss rhinestones
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