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Miss Meow
06-27-2004, 07:46 PM
How do you fasten crystals or rhinestones to leather, ie a dog collar? Buffy's collar has pink crystals that are encircled in some type of metal and seem to be riveted. I don't know the proper terminology so can't do a search on what tools or materials I need to do this.

Like this:
http://www.hugodesignerdogwear.com/Hugo/Rhinestone_Dog.html

Thanks, thanks, thanks from someone who just learnt to sew on the weekend! ;) :o

captain
06-27-2004, 09:15 PM
Miss M,

Sounds like it is the same sort of tool you use to make leather belts.
That might be a place to start looking. ALSO, people who make leather saddlery would use rivets, etc.

Have fun
:D

Miss Meow
06-27-2004, 09:21 PM
Welcome back!

How was your holiday? Excellent and relaxing, I hope :) I thought of you yesterday when we saw two spotty dogs at the foreshore. One was covered in liver(?) spots and was the cutest dog :)

I'm doing a shoemaking course but the shoes we have to make are truly ghastly. So thought I'd put my energy into something more useful :) I've worked out I need flatback rhinestones, a pressy doodah and some rim things to surround them (and some help with the correct terminology!)

Edwina's Secretary
06-27-2004, 09:32 PM
How can someone with a PINK kitchen not be totally domesticated??? :D :D

My mother, who made most of my clothes when I was growing up, had a devise for putting the gromets on the belts. Now, that is of absolutely no use to you but what if you looked under "belt making" or "leather tooling?"

Karen
06-27-2004, 09:34 PM
There's always epoxy ... but the rhinestone rivet-gun would be more "permanent."

Edwina's Secretary
06-27-2004, 09:36 PM
BTW...I'm glad to hear you are still doing the shoe making. I need a new pair of red silk evening mules. Got grease all over mine. WIll you be taking orders?

Miss Meow
06-27-2004, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by Edwina's Secretary
BTW...I'm glad to hear you are still doing the shoe making. I need a new pair of red silk evening mules. Got grease all over mine. WIll you be taking orders?

Sara, we are making flat, flip flop-type leather shoes with hideous clear rubber soles, and leather tops that are gouged with fish-gill patterns on the top. I cannot describe how foul they are.

We practised the gouging technique on the weekend and made a leather fish :confused:, so I have precisely five days to wriggle my way out of making these shoes. The instructor got all offended when someone else said she hated the pattern! Maybe I can make little flowers and sew them on :eek:

Silk mules one day :D

catnapper
06-27-2004, 11:04 PM
I think this is what you're looking for... you can buy the little prongy things or the whole machine...

Gosh, I used this thing in highschool. I can't believe its still around!

http://www.nsiinnovations.com/bedazzler.html

Miss Meow
06-28-2004, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by catnapper
I think this is what you're looking for... you can buy the little prongy things or the whole machine...

Gosh, I used this thing in highschool. I can't believe its still around!

http://www.nsiinnovations.com/bedazzler.html

Thank you :). That looks like a good start.

captain
06-28-2004, 12:56 AM
Ooooooooo the bedazzler!!!

Nicole,
I think you can buy it from "Bert"!

lynnestankard
06-28-2004, 05:32 AM
Glad you got that sorted Nicole - I was going to say you need a prongy thingy rogether with a whapper!! Notice how good I am on termingology too.
Everything is a doodah for a thingymebob!:D :D

Please, please tell me the collar WONT match the kitchen!!!!:D :D

Those shoes sound - UURRGGHHH - can't you tell the instructor you're allergic to fish? :D

Lynne