Gift Ideas with Hot Fix Rhinestones

Rhinestone crafts can be a fun, creative hobby for anyone with a knack for DIY projects. Aside from a great pastime, the crafts can be used as a personal item, décor, or even a gift. If you love hot fix rhinestones or know someone who does, here are some gift ideas that will allow you to share your hobby, especially with like-minded friends:

Starter Kit

Complete with all the essential tools for hot fix rhinestone crafts, a starter kit is a perfect gift for beginners. With basic supplies like some crystals, glue, and fixators, anyone can start learning and enjoying the craft.

Assortment of Rhinestones

Hobbyists will always appreciate new materials for their projects, so a box or a few yards of assorted rhinestones can help keep the crafting going.

Beading/Jewelry Books

Pattern books and instructional materials will help beginners and advanced hobbyists alike get inspiration and refine their crafts. These books can also help them start their own rhinestone craft business.

Gift Certificates

If you don’t know what your gift recipients want, treat them to a shopping spree instead! Get gift certificates from an online store with an extensive inventory, and let them pick the supplies or tools they need.

Rhinestone Crafts

Even those who aren’t familiar with the hobby would appreciate a sparkly gift. Share your rhinestone labors of love – from wearable accessories to home decors – and you’re bound to make the recipient smile with your crafty DIY handiwork.

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Hot Stuff: On Swarovski Hot Fix Crystals

Rhinestones are such ubiquitous decorative materials that they can be found covering almost anything. They can be secured to costume jewelry, clothing accessories, gadgets, and other personal objects. Some people have gone above and beyond and used the crystals to cover entire cars, household appliances, and even a humble commode.

 

While a popular and fairly simple process, the problem with fitting rhinestones on anything is that the gluing process can be tricky and difficult, especially for those new to craft jewelry. If too much glue is used, the attachment can leave unsightly traces of the adhesive. Additionally, if the glue is heated excessively, it can potentially damage the item it’s being glued to.

 

Swarovski, a company known for its rhinestones, understood the problems with gluing crystals, thus they came up with the Hot Fix line of rhinestones. These pieces already have solidified heat-sensitive glue applied to their back, so hobbyists and designers only have to heat the material in order to activate the adhesive. These pre-applied adhesives saves users from the trouble of balancing the amount of glue needed for the job. If you’ve always wanted to attach rhinestones on something, yet never had the patience to work with craft glue, then Swarovski’s Hot Fix crystals are for you.