All you need to know about Iron On Bling & Hot Fix Crystals

How to Use a Bejeweler

Using a Bejeweler is a quick, easy and effective way to apply hot fix crystals and iron on metal studs. Create your own designs or apply embellishment to items that can not take an iron, such as headbands, hats and shoes!

Bejeweler Kit

Please read the following directions before you start.

Bejeweler Set Up
Before you plug in your BeJeweler, choose the correct size tip to match the rhinestone you are using. Tips are etched on the side with the size number. If in doubt, place the tip over the rhinestone. It should pick up the rhinestone.

  • Gently screw the tip into the end of the BeJeweler.
  • Prepare your work surface and place the Swarovski hot fix crystals on a hard, flat surface.
  • If applying to fabric, make certain it is also on a firm, flat surface. For sheer fabrics, place a PTFE sheet under the fabric or between layers or the glue on the back of the crystals may bond the surfaces together.
  • Allow the BeJeweler to heat for 3 – 5 minutes.

Place the rhinestones (face up) on a flat, hard surface. Gently place the tip over the rhinestone – do not push down. The tip will pick up the rhinestone for you.

Bejeweler Step 1

Allow the heat to melt the glue on the back of the rhinestone – the glue will begin to look wet. Small stones take very little time – larger stones will require more time.

Bejeweler Step 2

Place the rhinestone onto the surface of your item and immediately lift the tip up. The tip of the tool should not be held onto the surface of the item. Turn the tip of the tool to the side and gently press the crystal down to make certain it is tightly adhered to the surface.

Bejeweler Step 3

And wha-la! You have correctly used the Bejeweler to apply a hot fix crystal! A quick tip that is good to remember is to have a push pin on hand so that if you press a little to hard and get the crystal gets stuck in the tip, simply place the tip (with the crystal still in it) and gently push it out with the pin. This way you will still be able to save and use the crystal.

Hope these quick tutorial eases your worries about using the Bejeweler! We will post many images of projects that have been created using the Bejeweler…. don’t stress you can do it!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email

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15 Responses to “How to Use a Bejeweler”

  1. Flora Wages says:

    I have been using your bejeweler heating tool for years and would like to update. What is the cost of your latest bejewlerand what is the is the turn around time?

  2. admin says:

    There is no need to update, they all work the same.

  3. betty wolfe says:

    can you use hot fix swarovski crystals on leather shoes

  4. admin says:

    the glue needs to absorb in to something and leather is kind of porous, but not really. I’m not sure they would stick in the long run. Can you practice on another pair? You may have to use another kind of glue with them, sue

  5. Lyudmila Zhuk says:

    I’m interested in buying wholesale hot fix Swarovski different sizes.
    What options you have?

  6. admin says:

    Please e-mail me at thanks, sue

  7. Thanks for the tips for using a bejeweler! My daughter really wants to add more rhinestones to her clothes, so I am trying to figure out how to help her. I like that you mentioned that small stones don’t take a long time for the glue to melt, but larger stones do. I will keep this in mind so we can get the timing right.

  8. admin says:

    Glad I can help. The other really important thing is to look at the glue while it melts. if you don’t, you don’t know when to place the crystal. It is the warm glue that grabs on to the fabric and makes it adhere. Press it down with your opposite index finger to solidify. Keep a pin handy as sometimes the crystal sticks in the tip and you can wedge it out, in to place, using a pin. sue

  9. So happy to hear your still around. I loved your store while you were in Escondido, CA & just know you\’ll be successful in Idaho also. Was working at a travel agency & so many of my tees were all sparkled out. Even when I went on a Safari my sparkles followed with many compliments. Just wanted to say many thanks for the help & awesome sparkles you gave me. God Bless you…..

  10. admin says:

    thanks for the kind words. It doesn’t sound like you’re still in the business. You would have really liked a new design featuring a cruise ship ‘Ship Faced’. Yes, it is happy to be on vaca, drinking shirt. Take care yourself, sue

  11. Venus Childress says:

    I apologise for being dense…

    In your final step for applying you state, \"Turn the tip of the tool to the side\". Can you please elaborate? Not having done this before, I just have no idea what you mean.

    Thank you in advance.

  12. admin says:

    No problem. When I say turn the tip, after you pick up the crystal turn the tool toward you and watch the glue melt. Melted glue is what grabs on to the material and makes the crystal come out of the tip.

  13. Hi you have a user friendly site It was very easy to post it’s nice

  14. PK says:

    I am a beginner – what is the best way to put rhinestones on clothing that will be laundered regularly?

  15. admin says:

    Since you’ll be on a flat surface, I think the iron is the best. You’re able to add pressure and really make sure the crystals are on there. Starting with size 10ss, the iron sits on the crystals for 1 minute, on a wool setting, to set. The larger the crystal, the more time with the iron. And then pick at them with your fingernail to really make sure they are tight. I’ve laundered garments for years without any coming off. You just have to melt the glue. This is my email if you’d like to email me directly: sue

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