key fob hardware marabou cherry-blossom-silk-hair-flower 3/8" double ruffle ribbon free tutorial-bottle caps felt circle http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/3in-spike-18pc-set.jpg

Go Back   Hip Girl Boutique Free Hair Bow Instructions--Learn how to make hairbows and hair clips, FREE! > Ribbon and Bows > Cheer Bows

Cheer Bows Share your Cheer Bows Here! Show your Spirit!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2012, 10:31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 222
Default Hot fix tool?

For those of you that have hot fix tools what kind do you use? I bought one from hobby lobby but it didn't work.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2012, 08:21
Jaykrusen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 259
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

If you are talking about the ones that do Hot Fix crystals...I used the one from the Creative Crystal website many years ago. I believe it was he Bejeweler.
I have done a LOT of crystaling in the past and found that doing them by hand with E-6000 glue was easier and the crystals stay on much better. The Hot fix tool is no faster because you have to wait for each crystal to heat up and melt the glue, they would fall out of the tip and land somewhere else....

I usually sit down at the table, take a regular straight pin from my sewing room, squeeze a little glue out and go. Take a dab of glue on the pin, pick up the crystal with the pin and place it. After awhile you will become quite adept and fast at it!

Here is some crystal work I did this year. All with E-6000.

Jayne
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_9037 (1).jpg (28.0 KB, 98 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0617.jpg (28.9 KB, 95 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2012, 09:02
Wendy523's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,965
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Jaykrusen, that is so pretty!
__________________

Wendy My Etsy Shop

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2012, 09:54
Jaykrusen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 259
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wendy523 View Post
Jaykrusen, that is so pretty!
Thank you

Jayne
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2012, 11:44
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 222
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaykrusen View Post
If you are talking about the ones that do Hot Fix crystals...I used the one from the Creative Crystal website many years ago. I believe it was he Bejeweler.
I have done a LOT of crystaling in the past and found that doing them by hand with E-6000 glue was easier and the crystals stay on much better. The Hot fix tool is no faster because you have to wait for each crystal to heat up and melt the glue, they would fall out of the tip and land somewhere else....

I usually sit down at the table, take a regular straight pin from my sewing room, squeeze a little glue out and go. Take a dab of glue on the pin, pick up the crystal with the pin and place it. After awhile you will become quite adept and fast at it!

Here is some crystal work I did this year. All with E-6000.

Jayne
Where do you get your crystals? The only ones I can ever find are hot fix or the super cheap ones that you can get at craft stores.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 05-06-2012, 08:49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 163
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

I use alot of preset hot fix motifs and use either my regular iron, or my wood burning tool for individual stones.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 05-17-2012, 11:51
EncoreCheerBows's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 40
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Quote:
Originally Posted by KSC_Cheer View Post
Where do you get your crystals? The only ones I can ever find are hot fix or the super cheap ones that you can get at craft stores.
If you're anywhere near Downtown Los Angeles there are a ton of spots in the fashion district! And E-6000 does work best in my opinion. Just a bit tedious when doing a lot by hand.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2012, 02:00
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 56
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Quote:
Originally Posted by EncoreCheerBows View Post
If you're anywhere near Downtown Los Angeles there are a ton of spots in the fashion district! And E-6000 does work best in my opinion. Just a bit tedious when doing a lot by hand.
I so want to go down to the fashion district!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 05-18-2012, 09:56
karyn's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,100
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Beautiful work Jayne! I have wasted so much money on hot fix tools and had no luck. I am going to try E6000. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-11-2012, 02:27
Katie's Creations's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 211
Default Re: Hot fix tool?

Anywhere is particular?


Quote:
Originally Posted by EncoreCheerBows View Post
If you're anywhere near Downtown Los Angeles there are a ton of spots in the fashion district! And E-6000 does work best in my opinion. Just a bit tedious when doing a lot by hand.
__________________
Kimberly
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


new products--pop dot diy pinwheel bows

http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/no-liner-bottle-cap-combo.jpg

http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/7-8-grosgrain-ribbon-soft-ball.jpg
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/7-8-dizzy-bees-ribbon-grosgrain-combo-.JPG
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/ladybug-applique-red-dot.jpg
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/half-wrapped%2050mm-snap-clips.jpg
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/flat-back-pearl-shpk.JPG

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger