I really enjoy to rhinestone everything! From bows to shoes and clothes to hats! My rhinestoning hobby all started because of me being in competition dance. In my studio, Vanzant Dance Academy, competition dance means that rhinestoning is a skill all of the moms need to know. My mom is not a fan of doing the rhinestones because it is messy so, I gave her a huge help by doing it with her! Rhinestoning is a very easy thing to do and it only takes a few steps!
1 First, you need to gather all your materials. These are a glue of your choice, rhinestones, a toothpick, and whatever you are going to glitterize! Rhinestones are really easy to find too. You can get them at Joann Fabrics or really any craft store! Rhinestones also come in different shapes and sizes for the different occasions of rhinestoning. I would recommend to not buy any rhinestones online unless you really know what you are doing! This is because if they come to your house and they are not what you need, your finished product will be delayed.
2 Next, you apply the glue of your choice on a toothpick to spread the glue on the surface of your item. Then, you would place the rhinestones on the item however you would like. You can use tweezers if you feel like your hands are too big to place on the item. If you are adding rhinestones that are spread out or not close together, you should apply the glue on the bottom of the rhinestone and then place it on. You keep on doing this process until you are satisfied with the way it looks! After this you let the item dry. If you would like, you could add a layer of glue or sealer on the top of the rhinestones for extra protection of the rhinestones and so they don’t fall off.
When I turn 14, I want to start a small business to rhinestone peoples’ belongings because it is a very calming hobby that is very easy to pick up. I hope this help you with anything you needed to rhinestone! If you have any questions about rhinestoning, leave a comment so I can help!