How Easy are Rhinestones? I Wrote a Book on it.


Learning and creating something new in our Silhouette Studio can be intimidating. What materials do I need? How does the software work? How do I know I am doing this right? Personally, I get so overwhelmed with everything I need to collect, all the places I need to look, and the different tutorials to look up that I just stall on actually beginning. I know I’m not alone; I hear these comments from customers at every show I exhibit at.

For so long, I kept hearing from customers suffering from rhinestone-phobia; it was sad. Creating with rhinestones is so much fun and easy, once you get started! Our new book, Rhinestones Made Easy: A Silhouette Crafter’s Guide to Bling takes away the hardest part of rhinestones – learning the process. I have put together a guide of everything you will need to excel at rhinestones. You will learn the different materials you need, how to convert designs to rhinestones, how to cut your templates, how to brush in your stones, and the different ways to apply rhinestones to garments and decals. This guide is made to give you a complete understanding of the rhinestone process, so the concepts of the software and processes are also explained.

I learn best when I can follow along, so this guide includes 14 tutorials that walk you through the different steps of working with rhinestones. Each tutorial has a written guide, but also a corresponding video that shows the same steps. Watch or read, the choice is up to you.

What was the need of this book – who should read it?

Many customers want all their information in one place. No one wants to waste time searching for bits of information to do one project. We know you need something to guide you from start to finish, from buying materials to making the final product. Anyone looking to expand their knowledge of what Silhouette Studio is capable of when creating rhinestones and looking for all the must-know information that goes with it should read this book. I’ve made sure to include everything you need and answer every question I’ve been asked when giving webinars and training.

The learning curve

The process of using rhinestones is fairly easy, but some of the designing and cutting can be confusing for a brand new user. Once you are familiarized with unused functions within the software and using the materials, rhinestones will be no problem.

Complications with rhinestones and the misconceptions

It’s all about the materials! A lot of users believe rhinestones have to be hand-placed. With the right kind of stones, the correct template material, cutting your template the right way, and the essential tools and supplies for application, even a novice rhinestone crafter can create a project that shines, after following the steps in this book.

Rhinestones Made Easy comes in both an eBook and printed version. We wanted to spread the wealth, so every printed version also comes with an eBook. You can take it everywhere you go! There’s nothing holding you back, now.


About Author

"Just use a little more hot glue." Lisa is the Creative Product Instructor for The Rhinestone World and has been with the company since 2014. She spends her day thinking up great crafting projects and teaches others along the way. Her weapon of choice is the Silhouette Cameo 2. Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations.

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