Christmas Tree WUH 'beads'

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I'm planning on finishing DD's Christmas WUH. It's about 3' X 5'. I'd like
to put some shiny 'beads, baubles, stones' on it. I need advice on HOW TO. I
know there is a 'heat gun' that you put sparklies on with but I don't know
what I'm talking about. Do any of you have one? How does it work? is it
WORTH IT for ONE project?
If not, how would you put them on? I have a few baubles that I can 'sew' on
but I'd prefer to glue on as it's easier for me.
Would you quilt it first? What is the BEST batting to use for this? IF I
start now I should be able to finish by Christmas.
help

Butterfly



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Miss Polly posted once about having bought one of the attachment
tools......jennellh

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Hope she's reading today:)

Thanks

Gentle Hugs
Butterfly

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No experience with this, but definitely quilt it before you start attaching
hard lumpy objects that will obstruct your presser foot! I've put together a
lot of friendship quilts, some of them with free-style blocks, and some of
them simply could not be quilted.
Roberta in D

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Thanks. It's things like this that I need to know before I start. Appreciate
it.

Gentle hugs
Butterfly

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Definitely  quilt first.  I've done a lot with the heat set crystals.  I
have the tool for setting them. but if you're very careful, they can be set
with the tip of an iron.  What colors do you plan to use?
Gen


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Seeing as how I don't know anything about this item, I have no idea what all
it entails other than its suppose to 'set' glitzes (rhinestones? ) onto
fabric without having to sew it.
Now that I have a name from Donna, I'll search it out and find out what its
all about

Butterfly (and, no, I'm not singing Alfie)

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I have the "Glitzer" and have used it many times--on quilts, WUHs, T-shirts,
etc. It is easy to use and I just got an e-mail from OESD (Machine
embroidery site) for a sale on Glitz and glitzers. Hopefully this is a link
to it.

http://www.embroideryonline.com/MarieItems.aspx

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Donna in NE La.
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Okay- I'm a newbie at this- it says:

Marie Signature Edition Glitzer Wand (Glitzer only)  XXEZG-M   Each glitzer
comes with a 4 mm wand tip Make great second glitzers or classroom tools!

Do you need additional tips?  The pic shows several tips- I *think* that's
what those are???  They don't seem to come with that glitzer???  Help!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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Here I am.  Had to go enter the downtown hardware store's beauty contest.
Won again.
    The heat-set stone setter I have is called:  BeJeweler Stone Styler.  It
came from just plain old Michael's or Hobby Lobby.  It has 8 tips.  I have
no idea why.  Never got them out to play with.  It also came with a support
stand that is just as rinky-dink as the support stand that comes with the
cute little Clover iron.
    You'll want a safe place to put the stone setter down.  I wasn't feeling
creative so I just put my cast iron skillet close by.  Not cute but it
worked great; those setters get HOT.
    The most important thing you need to know.  You can really mess up and
buy the wrong jewels.  You want the kind that are clearly marked 'Heat Set'.
If you get the wrong ones, you'll have to use super-glue, wind up with your
fingers glued Lord knows where and have to go to the Emergency Room.
    Playing with the BeJeweler is big fun, adds heaps of bling and can get a
little bit pricey if you get going in a big way.  When that happens you can
buy jewels online at much better prices than at a local store.  Have fun.
Polly




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I just got a stand for my "jeweler" tool.... it is actually a soldering
iron stand. <G>  not too expensive and a lot sturdier than the one that
comes with the tool. (Mine is the L'Orna one......)

Pati, in Phx
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Would it work well for the little Clover iron?
Debra in VA
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I am planning on checking that out soon. <G> I *think* so, but not sure
what the opening is like, or how soon it gets how narrow... haven't even
opened the box yet.

Pati, in Phx.
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Seeing as how it is only ONE tree,  think I best stick with the glue Leslie
mentioned. I don't need to mess up--and knowing my luck I WOULD buy the
unusable stuff. Don't have crafty neighbors to share the stuff with.

 Read the 'ad' on the site..it just sounds a bit too dangerous for my hands
and my safety. About the only thing I dare handle is the hot Glue gun--and
that only when someone is home..and no not on beads.

Conga Rats on winning your Title once again: ) Got pix? Did you get to wear
a crown with lots of bling?

Butterfly (thanks for responding. I don't need 'costly' at this point, just
something to safely get the job done)

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I was in WalMart this afternoon and bought some "iron-on" rhinestones.  You
set them in place and use a hot iron to set them.  Okay for a wallhanging,
but not very washable according to the package.  Another thought for your
project.

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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I don't have the Marie glitzer--mine is EZ Glitzer, I think, and it came
with assorted tips. Not sure about the Marie one but it does sound like it
comes with just the one tip.

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Donna in NE La.
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On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:43:39 -0500, "Donna in NE La."

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Not sure what this does as it looks like a soldering iron or wood
burning tool with interchangeable ends that are stored in special
containers when not in use.  How is this used with fabrics?
Debra in VA
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Debra, the ends are shaped/sized to "hold" different crystals/studs that
have a hot melt glue on them. They are used to apply these crystals to
fabric, to add glitz.  Lots of fun for wall hangings and artsy type
quilts, but not too cuddly. <VBG>
And yes, they are very much like a soldering iron/woodburning tool.

Pati, in Phx
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Thanks Pati!  I never heard of this product before.  
Debra in VA
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   There is a special adhesive made specifically for attaching beads,
baubles and other treasures to fabric.  You should be able to find it at
Joanns or Michael's, etc.  I'm sure it would be a lot less $$ than
buying some sort of tool.  OH -- the stuff is washable & dry cleanable,
too :-).  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary >^;;^<   (RCTQ Queen of Kitties)
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about
their whiskers!
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