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« on: July 11, 2009, 01:47:12 PM »

How does a person know how many stones to order for a ballgown? The more you order, the cheaper per bag. BUT I do not want to overorder.

Help!
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MusicChica
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 03:25:58 PM »

It's a good idea to have some concept of the design you want to use for the stoning--whether it will be a simple scatter or some kind of pattern, etc.  That will start to give you an idea of how many you may need.  Or conversely, if you're waiting for inspiration until the stones get there, you can start with 20 gross.  That's a pretty good number to start out with, and if you need more you can always order more.
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emeralddancer
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 03:56:24 PM »

good question. I just ordered stones for my dress and I am starting wth 20 gross
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 04:19:51 PM »

i always started with 20 gross, but end up with 50 or 60  Grin
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emeralddancer
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 01:15:39 PM »

I asked my pros wife for 20 gross. they only got me 10.

grumble.

NOW WHAT!!!!!!!!!! grrrrrrr
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MusicChica
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 01:52:48 PM »

Order another 10 without them.  You don't have to order stones through your pro.
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malakawa
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 02:10:53 PM »

how much you pay stones.

I can get under $100 for 10 gross.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 03:24:20 PM »

how much you pay stones.

I can get under $100 for 10 gross.  Wink

54.00 for 10 gross the rose ones. not bad.

I just need another 10 or 20 gross so I can make a cuff and choker and add more to my dress.

10 gross does not seem like enough for the dress. So 20 for the dress and another 10 for the cuff and choker right?

I'll post pics of dres tonight
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malakawa
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 04:28:50 PM »

how much you pay stones.

I can get under $100 for 10 gross.  Wink

54.00 for 10 gross the rose ones. not bad.

I just need another 10 or 20 gross so I can make a cuff and choker and add more to my dress.

10 gross does not seem like enough for the dress. So 20 for the dress and another 10 for the cuff and choker right?

I'll post pics of dres tonight

price is good. the most expencive are crystal AB.
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MusicChica
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 09:12:16 PM »

54.00 for 10 gross the rose ones. not bad.

I just need another 10 or 20 gross so I can make a cuff and choker and add more to my dress.

10 gross does not seem like enough for the dress. So 20 for the dress and another 10 for the cuff and choker right?

I'll post pics of dres tonight

I don't know what size stones you got, but you can get 10 gross of the ss16 Rose stones from DanceShopper for $54.50, and if you order 2 packs (over $100), they give you free shipping.  I recommend ss20 if you're making cuffs and/or other jewelry though.

That amount sounds about right.
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2009, 02:05:24 PM »

Maybe 20 gross is a good measure, at blackpool Chrisanne sells packs of stones, each pack like 10 gross = 1440 pcs
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 10:58:49 PM »

Did the ironing and somemore stoning. worked out that the stones were actually iron on ones  Undecided, so went over the dress with an iron some of the stones moved over the iron base, I tried to scrape the base off but was too difficult. Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2010, 12:02:58 AM »

Did the ironing and somemore stoning. worked out that the stones were actually iron on ones  Undecided, so went over the dress with an iron some of the stones moved over the iron base, I tried to scrape the base off but was too difficult. Undecided

I have been wondering about the iron on stones.  Last time I bought stones, the guy tried to talk me into them saying they were so much easier but I had a feeling it would be fiddly.  Thanks for answering my question abliet a random one  Cheesy mm
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2010, 12:56:20 AM »

Did the ironing and somemore stoning. worked out that the stones were actually iron on ones  Undecided, so went over the dress with an iron some of the stones moved over the iron base, I tried to scrape the base off but was too difficult. Undecided

I have been wondering about the iron on stones.  Last time I bought stones, the guy tried to talk me into them saying they were so much easier but I had a feeling it would be fiddly.  Thanks for answering my question abliet a random one  Cheesy mm

I suppose if you have an ironing press it would work well but when you just work on a normal Iron it is not successful. I have glued them all.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2010, 12:42:28 AM »

Just wondered if anyone has tips about how to remove the iron base from the stones, I hve glued them on but I an told that the stone comes off from the base levaving a dot which then you have to peel off. So rather than do that I thought it might be easier to take the iron base first? any Ideas
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