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Old 05-02-2008, 10:45
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Default Swarovski vs regular rhinestones...is there a huge difference

I just bought the new bejeweler pro and I need to now get some hotfix stones so that I can embellish some of my hairbows. My question is.....is there really a big difference between the Swarovski rhinestones and just regular ones? I am clueless when it comes to this. I would use the stones so minimally on my bows that I'm not sure it would really matter much. Thoughts???
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:49
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I've never used anything but Swarovski so I really don't know. I just loooooove how the crystal sparkles though! I probably won't ever change to anything else.
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I've never used anything but Swarovski so I really don't know. I just loooooove how the crystal sparkles though! I probably won't ever change to anything else.
I have been wanting to try this on my dd converse. Is it hard and where do you get they crystals?
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swarovski crystals aren't safe to use on childrens things. personally, I don't think there is much difference in the look of rhinestones & crystals. JMO
Why not? I am new to this bling stuff
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They contain lead.
omg I had no idea!! What kind do you use instead?
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Hi-
could you tell me where you got your bejeweler and how much was it???
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:33
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i don't use leaded crystal in my stuff either b/c most of my customers have little ones.
i think the glass ones look perfectly fine. i mean bows aren't fine jewelry.
Where do you get them? Are they really expensive? I know the converse with the toes covered in the crystals are almost $100.00 I have the insructions on how to do it I just never got around to it. My dd is going to kindergarten in the fall I wante dto make her a pair.
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Default Re: Swarovski vs regular rhinestones...is there a huge difference

I first went on ebay but the one I wanted (the newer pink one) was going for upwards of $45. So, I just went directly on the site for who makes them (creative crystal) and was able to get it for $26 or something like that. I'm excited to get it and try it out....I have been using the glue gun and that is a total pain and messy, especially for the littlest stones.
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I just bought the new bejeweler pro and I need to now get some hotfix stones so that I can embellish some of my hairbows. My question is.....is there really a big difference between the Swarovski rhinestones and just regular ones? I am clueless when it comes to this. I would use the stones so minimally on my bows that I'm not sure it would really matter much. Thoughts???
Personally I think there is a huge difference in the way they look, of course, there is also a huge difference in the price too. I guess depending on what your budget is, you may or may not want to use them. I love them, and I would buy them if I had the money
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I've never seen one of those. That's pretty cool.
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