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Heat set faux pearls for collar/neckline

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    Profile photo of lucegirlsartlucegirlsart @lucegirlsart

    Have any of you found a good source for the heat set pearls shown in one of the examples on the blog when this pattern released?

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Not online, no. But I’m sure I could recommend somewhere in my home city in Australia…

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    I’ll look this up when I’m back in the studio tomorrow and give you details, ok? The gadget we used was recommended by a costume-making friend, and it worked really well!

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    Ok, our little gadget is called the BeJeweler. It comes with a variety of tips in different sizes so you can fuse crystals or hotfix pearls to fabric or a variety of other materials as well. A quick Google search showed that you can find the tool and the embellishments all over the place: Amazon, JoAnn, etc. Have fun!

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    Profile photo of lucegirlsartlucegirlsart @lucegirlsart

    Thanks!

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    Profile photo of buttonupbuttonup @buttonup

    The hot fix gems come in various sizes, 10, l6, 20, 34 (to name a few). What size would you recommend for the collar on the Playtime?

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    Profile photo of Jennifer1568Jennifer1568 @Jennifer1568

    I added a crystal embellished, Peter Pan collar to the Playtime tunic. The tunic is black, lightweight, woven fabric and the collar is white with diamond crystals. I bought heat set crystals at WalMart. The sheet cost around $3. The simple directions are written on the back of the sheet. I used my iron to set the glue. After the crystals are set, they are impossible to remove. I traced the collar pattern piece, marked the seam allowances, and then embellished the fabric. After that I cut it out and sewed it. I have washed the top twice in regular laundry and the crystals have washed without incident. I can’t scrape or pry the crystals off the fabric.

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    Anyone else having childhood flashbacks to the bedazzler? 🙂

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    Profile photo of mkhsmkhs @mkhs

    I am finding that heat set crystals are the magic ingredient that make home-sewn clothes desirable to a preschooler! Hugely successful so far.

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