Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by dancing_princess, Nov 23, 2005.
Thanks for the advice... I appreciate it.
gotta say I almost always have large dangley earrings, heavy ones...b/c i love them...and the erasers haves never failed me...I buy a huge package of those cheap re-fillable pencils...the erasers pop right out of those...and that'll last you forever....sadly, I have now managed to sweat enough that even the glue is suspect...but for most people, the glue is more than enough
This is our first comp so I dont know how I will go on the perspiration front, so will see what happens, But i will bring my emergency kit for the just in case
see old thread on what to put in your comp bag... ...and pre-comp disorder
ok will have to find that one thanks for the tip
Yes, make your own. Most dancesport jewelry is not really jewelry. It is stretchy fabric with rhinestones/crystals on it. So you just need to get some sturdy fabric, sew a bit, and buy crystals from any metropolitan downtown. Crystals for just an armband, will be approx. $10 + 1-2 hours of labor.
I really respect jewelry makers, because they spend tons of time making jewelry. Earrings, I would probably just buy. Instead of big shiny ones, if you are starting out, you can buy cheaper crystal earrings with smaller crystals for $20 - $50.
Once I have my ballgown as we only dance street wear, I will look at making or getting a freind to make some jewellry.
It's really easy to make cuffs/chokers out of velcro strips.
good idea and they can fit perfect to your body shape.
I'm bumping this up, because it would be really nice to find out what that rubbery stuff is.
I have some liquid latex. Could try painting some on appliques and see what happens.
somebody said they thought it was the glue seeping through the mesh, but no one who really is in the know has every confirmed or denied....
it's a conspiracy you see.... *grin*
Heh, I was tlaking to someone who looked at some of those pieces and said they had figured it out. I asked them to join DF and post it up (or just tell me). She said she couldn't give away the secret.
told you it was a conspiracy....
No, that's definitely not glue. I made a couple of things like that using power mesh as a backing, and can tell you, glue does not seep through that much. I used E6000.
WOW, that gelly like stuff is E6000? I am going home from work in 10 min and I will try that out immediatelly!!! WOWOWOWOWOW!
I <3 E6000.... we're friends.
Do you use cut up mesh under it to make necklaces and such? And do you make them on parchment paper?
I glued a pattern on the mesh first, then cut around it. I should try the idea with parchment pattern underneath. I traced my pattern on the mesh this time.
I really want to learn how to make these better. Not only I will save a lot of money, but my hair toys will be totally unique.
I'll post a picture of my experiment into my album.
Adding: photo posted, check them out: http://www.dance-forums.com/album/photos/photo-3339.html
Nice tanya! I want to learn how to make these also, but not ony hair pieces, but arm bands and neck pieces.
And tanya since you've tried it, and it's not glue - I'm back to rubber latex backing....
etp, do ya' think you can bribe your source?
Has anyone tried rubber cement?
I've always thought it you could do it with just a layer of E6000, but I've never tried it. Tanya's flower experiment looks good!
You think just a plain layer of E6000? I guess I'll try.
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