So I have never stoned a dress before. I have a couple that I got very inexpensively when skate-mart had the 60% off going out of business sale last month. They are simple black dresses that I will use for testing. But I want to bling them up a little bit, for the practice of gluing stones (and also, what is a skating dress without a few rhinestones!).
First dilemma, what pattern to make and what colors to use? One has a simple V neck and back so I will just follow the neckline. But I don't want to use Crystal color because I want it a little more subtle. I was considering Amethyst, Tanzanite, Jet AB (or Hematite) or Black Diamond AB. Any opinions? The other is a turtleneck. I was thinking of just inventing a v neck pattern for the top and a few scattered on the body.
Second dilemma, the Bead Factory has a sale on the old style Preciosa stones and the are really cheap - like 2 gross of 30ss Jet Hematite for $12.90 versus almost $26 for the new style. I have read the old Preciosa were not as sparkly as either Swarovski or the new Preciosa VIVA12 stones. But for a testing dress it's probably fine?? Opinions welcomed. Any experience with the old style Preciosa stones? What is the difference because the Chaton Rose and Extra Chaton Rose? http://www.beadsfactory.com/preciosa-elements/sale.html
(the Non-hot fix ones)
Way to many pretty colors and choices and price points to choose from!
Thanks for any help with this!