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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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