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  • Sparkle in the Spotlight Rhinestones Unlimited Cover

    Sparkle in the New Year 2017

        Dear reader, Dearest, loveliest, glitteriest reader.  Please excuse my most egregious absence- it’s been six months since I’ve written!  There have been so many updates at Rhinestones Unlimited in that time, and as you know, change can be overwhelming.  We have new systems, …

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    How to Use Flat Backs on Objets d’Art

    Rounding out our week hailing the many uses of flat back rhinestones to sparkle up our world, we come to the land of misfit toys: objets d’art.  This is basically a fancy French version to say “art,” and since art can’t really be defined, in …

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  • Soap bottle embellished with Swarovski crystals by Christine Murphy Designs

    How to Use Flat Backs in Interior Design

    Continuing this week’s stream of clever ways our clever customers incorporate the very versatile flat back rhinestones in their everyday and special occasion projects. Today’s topic is: Flat Backs in Interior Design Wednesday’s topic was: Flat Backs in Beauty Tuesday’s topic was: Flat Backs on Accessories Monday’s …

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  • Volcano and Crystal Square flat back Swarovski rhinestones on gold nail polish

    How to Use Flat Backs in Beauty

    Keep up, dear reader.  We’re highlighting some of the creative ways that our customers use flat back rhinestones in their projects this week.  We have four flat back lines for every budget, each with a wide range of sizes and colors to suit your style. …

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    How to Use Flat Backs on Accessories

    Oh, the small but mighty flat back rhinestone.  So versatile, so easy to use, so much payoff in visual pleasure.  Get an idea of how and when our customers are using flat back stones in this five-part mini-series; then, get amped up to start your …

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  • Swarovski flat back crystal rhinestone shapes

    How to Use Flat Back Rhinestones on Apparel

    This might sound like a tutorial, but it’s not.  Not really.  Flat back rhinestones don’t need much instruction.  Grab some glue, put a dot down on your project, put your stone on the dot of glue, voila.  There are nuances to every project, of course, but …

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  • Swarovski crystal rhinestones on Christian Louboutin shoes, worn in Sex In the City 2

    (Non)Word of the Day: Strassing

    Did you know? “Strassing” is a 21st century bungle of a word. “Strass,” its base word, is a type of brilliant leaded glass used to imitate gemstones; basically, an early European synonym for a rhinestone. Strass, sources agree, was named after the inventor of the …

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    How to Design for a Dance Costume (Part 2)

     

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    How to Design for a Dance Costume (Part 1)

    Do you want to know the secret of the best costume designers?  They pick a direction and stick with it.  That’s it.  Design- in any medium- is just the individual’s perspective, manifested.  Yes, some people have innate abilities to make the process easier, or the energy to research …

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    The Right Sticky Situation

    If you think I’m about to dish on the best cinnamon roll at the doughnut shop, I’ll tell you up front, I’m not, and you’re hungry. Go grab a snack and come right back, we’ll talk. Let’s just discuss, all of you flat-back gluers, some …

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