Jewelry - competing/costume

fascination

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#42
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
 

QPO

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#43
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 :)
 

amiko

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#46
Wow, so I really need to learn how to make my own stuff - costumes, armbands, etc (I found a class to teach me to use a sewing machine, next need a costume making class). I know this will help tremendously in the future!!

But, until then....

I don't want to pay a lot for costume jewelry, so maybe I'll go without this time around. I'm new enough for the judges to forgive, I hope. :)
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.
 

QPO

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#47
Once I have my ballgown as we only dance street wear, I will look at making or getting a freind to make some jewellry.
 
#50
Anybody know what the rubbery material is that is sometimes used on the hair pieces (and I believe on the appliques on some of the dresses)? I ask this question every year or so, but no one seems to know. I always guess liquid latex of some sort.
I'm bumping this up, because it would be really nice to find out what that rubbery stuff is.
 

latingal

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#52
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*
 

etp777

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#53
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. :p
 
#55
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*
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.
 
#56
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?
 
#57
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
 

latingal

Well-Known Member
#58
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?
 

Laura

New Member
#59
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!
 

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