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Hot Fix Rhinestones

Rhinestones from Heat Transfer Warehouse are heat press hotfix rhinestones and can be purchased as loose stones, custom designs and we also offer many pre-made, ready to transfer designs. We offer 4 different size of Korean low-lead, hotfix rhinestones that sparkle and shine! These Hotfix rhinestones have a strong adhesive and are bright to be sure to shine on your garments! If you are looking for buying in bulk, we also offer bags to purchase to insure that you don't run out! Hotfix rhinestones are CSPIA certified which means it's allowed to use on children clothing. Premium Korean Low Lead Rhinestones contain an average of 30 ppm +/- 10 ppm of lead. If you are looking for pre-made rhinestone designs, we offer over 1000 different styles from sports, holidays, wedding and so much more! We also offer stock designs that you choose the color of the stone!

The Origins of Rhinestones
The origins of rhinestones are not entirely clear, but they are believed to have been first made in Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. The Bohemian region was known for producing high-quality glass, and it is believed that the first rhinestones were made there in the 1700s by glassmakers who were experimenting with new techniques for cutting and faceting glass.
The name "rhinestone" comes from the Rhine River, which runs through the area where the stones were first produced. The popularity of rhinestones grew in the early 1900s, when they were used in the fashion industry to create jewelry and other accessories.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are rhinestones ?
Rhinestones are diamond or gemstone simulants. They are made of acrylic and offer an impressive shine.

How to make a rhinestone template ?

What will you need?

1) Load your flock in the cutter (face up).

2) Export your rhinestone design to your preferred cutting software and send to your cutter. Normally, template flock is cut at at a heavier pressure and uses a 60 degree blade.

3) Peel the flock from its liner. This will reveal the holes that you have cut in your cutter, which will act as your stone placements.

4) Place the flock (sticky side down) on your template board.

5) Pour rhinestones on your board and gently brush the rhinestones across your design using a rhinestone brush. Do this until they each have a spot in one of the stone placement holes in your flock. Often, many of the rhinestones will fall into the holes the proper way. However, some stones will likely fall upside down, or may too stubborn to even fall into a hole. In that case, a tweezers may be needed to properly place some rhinestones in their place.

6) Now that your stones are in place, grab your KTM (rhinestone transfer) mask and peel it off its liner. Place it (carefully!) on top of the rhinestone design.

7) Apply firm pressure across the entire design to ensure that the rhinestones stick to the KTM mask. For smaller designs, you can use your hand; however, for larger designs we recommend using a squeegee.

8) Peel the KTM mask away from the flock in a smooth motion. If you find that not all rhinestones are sticking to the KTM mask, simply lay the mask back down and apply more pressure in that area.

9) Now that your rhinestone design is on the KTM mask, if you aren’t ready to press your design, place the mask back on its liner and save until you’re ready to press. You may notice that the orange fibers from the template flock are sticking to the KTM mask. No worries, these orange fibres will not stick to your garment when pressing! If you are ready to press, go to the next step.

10) Place your design on your garment and press at 305 degrees for 10-15 seconds. It is very important to peel COLD!

What are AB rhinestones ?
Aurora Borealis (AB) is the most beloved crystal color for dance and performance costumes. The AB coating is an iridescent, rainbow-like coating that mimics the northern lights.

What are Heat Press Rhinestones ?
Heat press rhinestones are a type of heat transfer that allows for the application of rhinestone designs onto garments using a heat press. Rhinestones are small, sparkly gems that can be arranged into various shapes and designs to create a glamorous and eye-catching effect.
To create heat press rhinestones, a design is first created using specialized software and a vinyl cutter to create a stencil of the design. Rhinestones are then arranged onto the stencil, and a heat transfer tape is applied over the top to hold the rhinestones in place. The design is then transferred onto the garment using a heat press.
Heat press rhinestones are popular for creating custom apparel with a touch of glamour and sparkle. They are commonly used for dance and cheerleading uniforms, as well as for custom t-shirts, hats, and more. Rhinestone designs can be simple or complex, and can be applied to a wide range of garment types, including cotton, polyester, and blends.
Some benefits of using heat press rhinestones include:

  1. Glamorous and eye-catching designs: Rhinestones add a touch of glamour and sparkle to custom apparel designs, making them stand out and draw attention.
  2. Durability: Heat press rhinestones are durable and can withstand frequent washing and wear.
  3. Versatility: Rhinestone designs can be applied to a wide range of garment types, making them versatile and suitable for a variety of applications.
  4. Customization: Rhinestone designs can be customized to create unique and personalized designs that are perfect for special events or occasions.
We recommend using Walastone, heat press rhinestones for custom apparel designs that require a touch of glamour and sparkle. They are durable, versatile, and can be customized to create unique and personalized designs. Please check out our stock designs as well as our loose stones.

How to rhinestone a shirt ?
Check out our blog on how to make a rhinestone transfer here.
Now to apply the transfer.

  1. Lint roll your garment first. Then line up the rhinestone transfer where you would like it on your shirt.
  2. Once your transfer is where you want it, press it according to the application instructions which are: Firm pressure at 305 F for 15 seconds. Don’t forget that rhinestones are a cold peel, so wait until the transfer is room temperature before peeling.

What are rhinestones made of ?
They are typically made of acrylic or glass.

How do you press Heat Press Rhinestones ?

  1. Prepare the transfer tape: Cut a piece of heat transfer tape to fit the size of the stencil, and remove the backing paper from the tape.
  2. Transfer the design onto the garment: Place the transfer tape with the rhinestone design onto the garment, with the rhinestones facing down onto the garment. Apply heat and pressure using a heat press
  3. Remove the transfer tape: Once the transfer tape has cooled down, gently peel off the transfer tape to reveal the rhinestone design on the garment.
When pressing rhinestones, it is important to use the appropriate temperature, pressure, and time settings on the heat press to ensure that the rhinestones adhere properly to the garment. It is also important to use the appropriate transfer tape for the rhinestones being used to ensure that the rhinestones transfer cleanly and easily onto the garment.

Can I use template flock with Rhinestones ?
Yes, template flock is needed to make a rhinestone template. You can see the the required materials and steps to create a template listed above.

What Temp do you press Heat Press Rhinestones ?
You should always check the application instructions on the product page of the exact stones you purchased but the typical temperature range is 300f to 355f.

What is a Rhinestone ?

  • A rhinestone is a small, faceted gem made of glass, acrylic, or crystal. They are typically used for decorative purposes, such as in jewelry or apparel. Rhinestones can come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes, and can be used to create intricate and eye-catching designs.
  • Rhinestones are commonly used in the fashion industry for adding a touch of glamour and sparkle to clothing, such as on dance costumes, evening gowns, and other formal wear. They can also be used for accessorizing jewelry, handbags, shoes, and other fashion accessories. Rhinestones are often used in combination with other materials, such as sequins, beads, or embroidery, to create intricate and eye-catching designs. They are also commonly used in heat transfer designs for apparel, such as with heat press rhinestones, where they can be arranged into various shapes and designs to create a glamorous effect.
  •  Rhinestones are a popular decorative element in the fashion industry, known for their versatility, sparkle, and ability to add a touch of glamour to any design.