A rhinestone is an imitation diamond made of glass, plastic, or some kind of crystal.
rhinestones are rhinestones
that have been cut with flat backs and have heat-activated adhesive applied to them, which allows them to be pressed onto clothing.
What is a Rhinestonewear.com motif ?
A motif is a group of rhinestones or other jewels that have been arranged in some
kind of design (monograms, pictures, line artwork, etc.) so that it can be applied to clothing.
What other jewels can be used in motifs? See About Us Page
There are several options for the motifs we create at Rhinestonewear.com, including:
swarovski crystal, nailheads, faceted metallics, and rhinestones.
What is Swarovski crystal ?
Swarovski Crystal is a synthetic crystal that is much more brilliant than rhinestone and is
because of its cut, clarity, and polish. It is therefore more expensive than
rhinestone, but worth the
difference when high quality motifs are desired.
What are faceted metallics ?
Also known as rhinestuds, faceted metallics are metallic jewels that have been facetted to
the appearance of a crystal or diamond, but without the depth and reflective qualities
of an actual
What are nailheads ?
Nailheads are smooth, flat, metallic jewels that are also pressed onto clothing like rhinestones,
but they resemble the top of a nail that wasn't driven into the material. Creates a more masculine
look than traditional rhinestones or crystals.
How are the motifs applied to clothing?
The motifs are applied using a heat-press, which is
similar in principle to an iron, but larger and
has the ability to maintain even pressure and heat across the entire surface of the motif. An iron can
be used to apply the motifs, but we do not recommend using one because it reduces the chance of
properly applying each stone in the motif, and may result in an unsuccessful transfer. If you own a heat
press, we can give you the specifications for applying the motifs, or we can do them for you at a charge
We sell the motifs individually, or applied to your choice of garment. We can order multiple items for
you and have the motifs pressed and ship or hand you your order with the motifs already pressed.
How long will the design stay on the garment?
When applied correctly, the motif should outlast the life of the garment itself. Wash the garment inside
out and dry on medium heat to protect the motif and other clothing in the same wash.