One of my daughters loves theater and she participates in many community theater productions. To reflect her love, she wanted me to put rhinestones in the shape of theater masks on a jacket for her birthday. For this project I used:
12ss Crystal Rhinestones 88 pieces
12ss Jet Rhinestones 88 pieces
Pick n Stick tool or tweezers
Before I begin, let me say that all the pictures are of the same jacket. I worked on this in different rooms and the lighting was brighter in one room and so the color looks off. To begin, I sketched out a template of a theater mask on white copy and positioned this on the jacket. I placed the rhinestones along the outside of the template using a spacing of ¼ of an inch. I removed the template, adjusted the spacing and alignment of stones and then began gluing using Gem Tac. First, I removed stone and placed a drop of glue about the same size as the rhinestone in its spot. Then using the Pick n Stick tool (you can use a tweezer), I placed the rhinestone in the drop of glue and gently pressed down. I continued all the way around until the outside of the mask was done.
I did the same for the other side of the jacket using the Jet rhinestones. Then I positioned rhinestones on inside of the masks outlining the eyes, nose and mouth. These too were glued down using the same technique as described above. Let the jacket dry flat for 24 hours.
There you have it – a one of a kind dazzling jacket. My daughter loved her jacket and you will too!
Rhinestones and Pick n Stick tool are available from www.RhinestonesEtc.com
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.