Monday, July 11, 2011

Experimenting with Heat & Crystals!

After pricing Swarovski encrusted desk accessories recently, I decided I might try the swarovski hot-fix tool and flat backs to sparkle up something for my new workspace.

I didn't do my research first as to where to actually find a hot-fix tool, so on a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I picked up something called the Creative Jewel Tool.

The package reads: The Creative Jewel Tool is great for adhering adhesive backed embellishments to fabric, wood, leather, paper, ceramics and much more. The tool comes with 3 points, tweezers, stand and instructions.

I'm getting ready to take it out of the package now and will keep you posted on my success!

I found a cute lazy-susan pen and pad holder in a brown pleather-like material to work with.

Fingers are crossed, please wish me luck. Here is an example of the flatbacks I bought, in light topaz.

I didn't go too flashy to start with, so we'll see how things go. :)

I'd LOVE to hear from any of you who have tried this!!


Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Lisa, I'm sure you with ROCK those crystals! Seriously.... can't wait to see what you make!


Almost Precious said...

It sounds like the tool you purchased should work as well as the Swarovski Hot Fix tool, as they are both designed to do the same job. At least I hope that is the case.
We'll all be waiting to hear your review on this tool and to see how your project turned out. Have fun blinging things up. :)

Jamila said...

I just purchased a similar tool. It works great on jeans. Metal barrettes... Not so much. Of course I researched it AFTER I purchased it only to find that Hot Fix stones aren't meant to be used on metal surfaces. Nothing blew up or anything. The bond just wasn't strong enough to create a lasting piece. Good luck with your project!

Be~Jeweled by Jana said...

Sounds pretty! It'll be so fun to have a little bling on your desk! Can't wait to see!