Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 New Year Promotion - 3mm Clear Rhinestones

Happy New Year!!! To celebrate the coming of 2014, and our 5th year in business, we will be offering 30% discounts on our BEST-SELLING item - Clear Crystal ss12 Rhinestones! Now $6.90 only

Includes Free Shipping! Only valid until Dec 27 23:59EST. 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/24-hour-special-clear-crystal-flat-back?  

These rhinestones are best for decorating Champagne Flutes, Glasses and Clutch Bag for your New Year Parties!
See sample pictures below:


Friday, December 20, 2013

12/20/2013 FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL: 3mm Clear AB Rhinestones

Our Friday's 24-Hour Special Deal is BACK! 
This Friday, we will be offering 30% discounts on Crystal AB 3mm Rhinestones on our Etsy Store, please visit:
 https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/24-hour-special-crystal-ab-flat-back Hurry Up! Offer expires on 12/20 23:59 EST!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Promotion:

We are hitting our 4000th sales on Etsy on Thanksgiving Day!
So, we are here to "Thanksgiving" to you!

To Celebrate our 4000th sales on Etsy, we are offering a time-limited 15% discounts on our Etsy Store, use HAPPY4000THANKS to get 15% discounts on orders of $30 above. Valid until Nov 30 only! Visit our Etsy Store now:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/qrhinestones

Thursday, November 21, 2013

11/22/2013 FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL: 3mm Aquamarine Rhinestones

Time passes very quickly, It's Friday again!
This week we are offering 30% discounts on Aquamarine rhinestones for our FRIDAY SPECIALS!

They look very gorgeous and sparkly. They can be used as the color to imply the Tiffany blue box.

Try this color at $6.90 today, for 1440pcs, includes FREE SHIPPING!

Order at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/24-hour-special-aquamarine-crystal?

Offer expired tonight at 23:59 EST.

 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

11/1/2013 FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL: 3mm Jonquil Rhinestones

In this week's Friday deal (November 1, 2013), we are offering 30% discounts on Jonquil rhinestones. They are very BEAUTIFUL! Although Jonquil is not a very popular item in our store, it is definitely very beautiful, and is often overlooked by customers. 

Try this color at $6.90 today, for 1440pcs, includes FREE SHIPPING!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/24-hour-special-jonquil-light-yellow


Friday, October 25, 2013

24-Hour Friday Deal is back! Light Colorado Topaz ss12 at $6.90

Last week, the 24-hour deal is suspended as we have take a week off for a vacation in lovely Sabah, Malaysia.

We have back from our vacation and is happy to announce the discounted rhinestones for this Friday is Light Colorado Topaz!

Buy now at $6.90 for 1440pcs size 3mm of Light Colorado Topaz Rhinestones, act quick, offer expires tonight at 11:59PM EST.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/24-hour-special-light-colorado-topaz?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How to remove glue off rhinestones?

How to remove glue off rhinestones?  This is another very frequently asked questions in craft forums.
I'd answer.... No, there is not any very effective way to remove glue residue from rhinestones surface. So, we need to Prevent it from happening, instead of finding a Solution to it. 

What's your rhinestones made of?
Before knowing what to do, and how to prevent it, we will need to know what is your rhinestones made of. The material of your rhinestones may causes a different result.

If you're rhinestones are plastic (acrylic) made, then it's very likely that the acetone glue will cause a clouding affect on the rhinestones surface. And, it's irreversible. i.e we cannot return it to sparkle.

If you're using crystal (glass) made rhinestones, you can remove the glue before it dries by alcohol. But this can be only done before the glue dries. Once the glue is dried, it's not likely to remove them.

Prevention is the key to solve the problem




To prevent the glue over-flooding the rhinestones, the type of glue and amount of glue used is very important. We highly recommend customers to use "45 mins Slow Setting 2-part Epoxy Glue" (click here to see earlier post regarding the use of epoxy glue), this kind of glue is easy to use, providing a very high strength and makes the gluing process easier.

The key is, only apply a thin layer of glue and use Rhinestone picking pen to place the rhinestones on top of the glue, so the glue wont flood the rhinestones., I have talked about Tips on gluing rhinestones, click here to read our earlier post.

Some people like to apply nail coating on top of the rhinestones, they thought it can bring back the brilliance of the rhinestones and to hold the rhinestones better, unfortunately, it cannot.
If the rhinestones are crystal made, it should not be coated, because crystal rhinestones has its own brilliance, it does not require external coating to help it shines. the coating will only diminish its sparkles.

If you have any further question about Glue, please leave your comment here. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Personalised phone cases for samsung galaxy s4

This is a Personalised phone cases for samsung galaxy s4 using Qrhinestones Flat Back Rhinestones, sizes from ss6 to ss20, Crystal Clear Color. And, Amethyst for the name, Connie, using ss8 to ss12 rhinestones. 

For the tutorial, please visit our earlier post here:


Coupon Code to buy Rhinestones from Qrhinestones.com

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Please use 10DIS50 to get a 5% discounts on our Online Store for order subtotal over $50!

How to use your Discount Code?
In your Shopping Cart, enter the Discount Code in the field, then click "Apply Coupon", as shown below:


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Our product line includes Crystal Flat Back Rhinestones, Hotfix Rhinestones, Sew-On Rhinestones, Sew-On Fancy Stones, Fancy Stones, Flat Back Pearls, Cabochons, Accessories and more!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

8/23/2013 FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL: 3mm Hyacinth Rhinestones

This Friday, we will be offering special  discounts on Hyacinth ss12 Rhinestones. Original Price was $9.90, now at $6.90 only.
Act now, and add that into your shopping basket!

This promotion only lasts for 24 hours, expires tonight at 11:59PM EST.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/ 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Applying Rhinestones on Prime Infinity CNC Aluminum Grip for Marui Hi-CAPA 5.1

Applying Rhinestones on Prime Infinity CNC Aluminum Grip for Marui Hi-CAPA 5.1


Today, we will be demonstrating how to apply rhinestones on your Prime Infinity CNC Aluminum Grip for Marui Hi-CAPA 5.1 air pistol gun. This is much easier than you thought and now you can save your money by doing it yourself, DIY now!
Prime Aluminum Grip encrusted with Rhinestones



Hi CAPA 5.1 pistol









Materials you will need:
approx 600pcs of High Quality Flat BackRhinestones in Size ss16 (4.0mm)
approx 10pcs of High Quality Flat BackRhinestones in Size ss12 (3.0mm)
approx 10pcs of High Quality Flat BackRhinestones in Size ss10 (2.8mm)
Two Parts 45mins Epoxy Adhesive
Triangle Plate for holding rhinestones
Magical Rhinestones picking pen

About the Rhinestones
There are plenty choices of rhinestone in the market, we suggest you to buy high quality crystal made rhinestones, instead of resin/plastic rhinestones. Crystal made Rhinestones are more sparkling and durable due to its hard crystal (glass) materials.Visit Qrhinestones Store to get yours. 

Resin/Plastic rhinestones are comparably softer and easily get scratches, thus making it less shiny.
After spending so much money on buying your aluminum grip, for sure you want to apply rhinestones which gives the best look and feel!

So, having all the things prepared, let's have fun!

Rhinestone DIY Project on Prine Aluminum Grip


First, you will need to prepare your adhesive.
We recommend you to use 2 Part 45 mins Epoxy Glue, which is best for the strength and the ease of use. Squeeze Tube A and Tube B in 1:1 portion on a disposable card board, then mix them with a toothpick. Let it stand for 5 mins before using it.
For more details on glue, please click here.

Applying adhesives
On the grip, using the toothpick, apply a small spot of adhesive on each of the hole.
DO NOT apply too much adhesive on each hole, otherwise, this will cause the adhesive overflow when you put the rhinestones on it, thus result in glue flooding the rhinestones.
Apply around 50 spots each time, because we may not be able to finish all the spots before the glue dries.


apply glue on prime aluminum grip



Applying the Rhinestones
Carefully, using the rhinestone picking pen, pick one rhinestone each time and place in the hole of the aluminum grip. Repeat the process. With the right amount of adhesive, there should be no sign of glue overflowing the rhinestone. 


 
Apply Rhinestones on Prime Aluminum Grip Demonstration
Applying pressure on each rhinestones
After you have placed the rhinestone, use a stick to press on each rhinestone, to make sure it's glued properly.

 

FINISH it in 45 mins!
The two parts epoxy glue we are using have a time span of 45 mins, so all the process should be done within 45 mins, otherwise, the adhesive will be dried and there will be adhesive strain remained on the grip. So, each time we apply the adhesive, only apply amount that we believe we can finish it before the glue dries.

 
TIPS: Fills smaller holes with smaller rhinestones
On the Grip, you may find that some of the holes are smaller, or the holes are not complete due to the edge or shape on the gun. For these smaller holes, use smaller rhinestones on it. 





FINISHED PRODUCT
Applying Rhinestones on your Prime Infinity CNC Aluminum Grip for Marui Hi-CAPA is Easy, Fun and Cheap! Grab the materials and DIY now!  :-D







Thursday, August 8, 2013

8/8 FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL: Light Sapphire ss12 3mm Rhinestone

It's Friday again! This Friday, we will be offering special  discounts on Light Sapphire ss12 Rhinestones. Original Price was $9.90, now at $6.90 only.
Act now, and add that into your shopping basket!

This promotion only lasts for 24 hours, expires tonight at 11:59PM EST.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/


Friday, August 2, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Differences between Crystal and Crystal AB

Crystal and Crystal AB are sometimes very easily mixed up by Bling Deco beginners.

Crystal, also known as Crystal Clear, is completely colorless, transparent. You will be able to see the silver  foil through the stones surface.


















Crystal AB, where AB comes from the word "aurora borealis", which means Northern Lights. It implies the special coating on the rhinestones making it looks like the North Lights. 



Cyrstal AB uses the same rhinestone base as Crystal Clear, but added the special AB coating that reflects  many different colors like gold, pink and blue.

AB Rhinestones are also available in different colors using different color base stones, like Citrine AB,  Aquamarine AB, Light Amethyst AB, etc.



















Visit Our Store now to see the Crystal AB rhinestones we have in stock. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Qrhinestones' Customer: Marry Me Monogram Cake Toppers By Heather

Our rhinestones are used widely in different businesses. Today, we will be featuring a Cake Topper Company who uses Qrhinestones' products.

Marry Me Cake Toppers provides very beautifully crafted and reasonably priced crystal monogram cake toppers to customers to accent their special day.

Qrhinestones flat back crystal and flat back pearls are used on decorating some of their Cake Toppers.

All of their products are handmade by Heather, she takes every detail into account and makes very delicate and gorgeous cake toppers, making each order a special one for the special day.

For more details, please visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarryMeCakeToppers

Pictures are provided by Marry Me Cake Toppers, all rights reserved.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

7/26 FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL: Crystal Clear Rhinestones 1440pcs at $6.90

It's FRIDAY again! Here comes our FRIDAY SPECIAL DEAL! Today, Friday (7/26), we are offering discounts on our BEST SELLING item - Crystal Clear Rhinestones ss12, now only at $6.90 for 1440pcs w/ FREE SHIPPING! Don't miss this offer! promo ends tonight at 23:59pm EST.

Special Deal Rhinestones

Friday, July 19, 2013

Qrhinestones' Customers

At Qrhinestones, we sell with a focus on our customer's satisfaction.

Our products are carefully chosen and inspected. We are dedicated to provide high quality rhinestones, pearls, crystal stones, cabochons and other accessories, yet with a affordable price, to make your crafting experiences and end products a wonderful ones.

Qrhinestones has been in business over 3 years, and has sold to an international customer base of over 2,000.  37% of them have become a returned customers, which includes businesses running crystallizing service, small business owner, handmade designers, crafting enthusiasts, and more.

 Click Our Customers to learn more about them.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

24 Hour Promotion on Each Friday!

Wow! I have a good news to share with you all! Qrhinestones has decided to do a 24 Hour Promotion on each Friday! Each Friday, we will select one of our products for this 24 Hour Deal! This week (7/12/2013), we will be offering 30% discounts on Light Siam ss12 (3mm) Rhinestones, 1440pcs. Original price $9.90, now $6.90! INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING! Dont miss this very special offer and buy now! Offer expires on 7/12/2013 23:59 (EST)! Visit our Etsy Store to purchase: https://www.etsy.com/listing/156502626/24-hour-special-light-siam-flat-back

How many pieces in a gross?

How many pieces are there in a gross? This is a very frequently asked questions. In the world of rhinestones, we use the unit "Gross" to measure/represent the rhinestones.
A Gross equals to 144 pieces.
So, when we said 1 Gross of rhinestones, we are meaning 144 pieces of rhinestones.

In Qrhinestones, we offer wholesale pack of rhinestone at a cheaper price, which contains 10 gross of the rhinestones in the packet, i.e 1440 pieces.

If you're not needing that much, you can purchase our retail small packet rhinestone, which is 1 gross per packet, i.e 144 pieces.

Visit our shop to now.
Wholesale section here: http://www.qrhinestones.com/rhinestones/flat-back-rhinestones/wholesale-1440-pieces-rhinestones.html
Retail (small packet) here:  http://www.qrhinestones.com/rhinestones/flat-back-rhinestones/retail-144-pieces-rhinestones.html

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weekly Special Deal: BID your OWN PRICE on our Quality rhinestones!

Starting from this week, we are offering a weekly special on eBay.
This week, we are offering NO RESERVE PRICE on our Rhinestones listing on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251295307595?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Place your bid now!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to choose rhinestones?

If you're new to Rhinestones, the first question that comes up in your mind must be "How to Choose Rhinestones?"

No matter in local stores or on Internet, they are many, many choices of various kind of rhinestones.  So, how to choose the right rhinestones to buy?

Choosing high quality rhinestones

For rhinestones to appear in high quality, several factors have to be considered, they are: cut, clarity and brilliance. 

Cut - the more the facets, the more the sparkle it has
Currently, Swarovski's rhinestones are having most facet cut, they are 14 facets. Czech's Preciosa and Qrhinestone's rhinestones are 12 facets. 

Clarity
Clarity very much depends on the lead content of the rhinestones, all high quality rhinestones are lead-crystal. Swarovski has made up their own special formula on the percentage of lead content, which makes their rhinestones having a very high degree of clarity. Some shops are now selling lower cost acrylics rhinestones that are made of acrylic (plastic) not lead crystal, these rhinestones cannot be considered to be a very quality one.

Brillance
The factor of cuts, together with high quality lead-crystal, this determines the degree of Brilliance. 

How to determine if the rhinestones is good to buy?
1) check the no. of facets (buy 12 or 14  facets rhinestones, don't buy rhinestones that are having 10 facets or less)
2) check the rhinestones materials, always buy rhinestones made of lead-crystal, do not buy acrylic rhinestones
3) check the back of rhinestone, matt-silver foiled back is always the best to buy for rhinestones (except if you're looking for hotfix rhinestone, which has a glued back)

If you're looking for a economical alternative to Swarovski's rhinestones, we would suggest you to take a look on the rhinestones selling at Qrhinestones.com, they are cheaper than Swarovski's yet is in very high quality that is comparable to them. 



 
 

Creating your own custom phone case with rhinestones

In this tutorial, we will be demonstrating how to create your own customized phone case with rhinestones.
This is a very gorgeous phone case with a name customized on it. It's perfect as a gift for family members or friends on any special occasions.



Materials used:
Rhinestones - Montana Sapphire & Crystal from Qrhinestones.com
Triangle Plates 5pcs - for holding and flipping rhinestones
Rhinestone picking wax pencil
2 parts epoxy adhesive

Transparent Plastic Phone Case
Pattern printed on paper


In this project, we are making a rhinestone phone case with the initials E.C. Before we apply the rhinestones, it's desirable to first create your own pattern and print it on a paper.
Here,  we are using font type "Corinthia" for the letters, E and C.



Cut the pattern to just fit on the phone case, then stick the pattern at the back of the plastic case by adhesive tape.






With a toothpick, apply a thin layer of the glue on the 2 letters, as shown in the following picture. Do not apply the glue on the background at this stage, we will do the letters first.


Apply the rhinestones on the letter E and C.
TIPS: for calligraphic fonts, it's always desirable to prepare at least 3 sizes of rhinestones, so that the edge looks smoother.


It should look like this after laying the rhinestones onto the phone case.


After we have attach the rhinestones on the letter E and C, then we will need to lay the rhinestones for the background.

Since we are using epoxy glue, the glue will not start to harden in the first hour, so, at this time, we should make use of the flexibility, and apply the smaller rhinestones onto corners. If you dont attach the rhinestones to the corners before the glue harden, you may not be able to squeeze the rhinestones afterwards, because the gap may be too small of the rhinestones to fit.


Lastly, you can apply rhinestones onto the background. 
TIPS: when you apply the rhinestones, only apply the glue on a small area, and finish the area before gluing on another area. This is because, the glue hardens on 60 mins, if you apply the glue for an area that is too large to finish within 60 mins, the glue will be hardened and the case will look clumsy if you apply another layer of glue on top of it afterwards. 


The finished product will look like this, very sparkling, very shiny and gorgeous!

http://youtu.be/JO1mRVYj6Ag


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How many rhinestones are needed to cover Samsung Note

How many rhinestones are needed to cover Samsung Note?


Today, we will talk about the calculations to find out how many rhinestones you will need to cover a Samsung Note phone case.

Firstly, let's find out the dimension of the Samsung Note cellphone.

For Note 2, the measurements is:
81mm X 151mm
OR
3.19"" X 5.94"





Before we calculate how many rhinestones we need to cover the Samsung Note, we will need to decide which size of rhinestones we will choose for this project.

What size of Rhinestones to use when covering a phone case?
Basically, it's recommended to use ss10 or ss12 for covering up an Samsung Note case,
If you choose to cover your phone in all one color, then choose 12SS stones, the application will go fast. But, if you're planning to do some pattern on the case, I'd suggest to go for smaller size ss10, this will give a better detail of the pattern.

Below shows a chart indicating the number of rhinestones they are needed to cover a sq.inch.


Size Number Needed to Cover
A One (1) inch Strip
Number Needed to Cover
One (1) Square Inch
ss8 (25.4 / 2.4) = 10.6 10.6 * 10.6 = 112
ss10 (25.4 / 2.8) = 9 9 * 9 = 81
ss12 (25.4 / 3.1) = 8.1 (8.1* 8.1) = 66


As a result, to cover a Samsung Note with ss10 stones, we need:
= Area of Samsung Note in sq inch * # of rhinestones needed to cover 1 sq inch
= (3.19"" X 5.94" ) * 81
= 1534 pieces

However, in this calculation, we assumed that the rhinestones are tidily applied one by one, in a very orderly manner shown below. 















There will be quite a lot of spaces in between the rhinestones. This is something we dont like to see when sticking the rhinestones. We intend to interleave the rows of rhinestones offset every other row for a very tight setting. So, we should be purchasing around 1/4 more than the calculations we got above.


Therefore,
No. of rhinestones needed to cover Samsung Note (back) using ss10 rhinestones: 1900 pcs approx



Monday, June 10, 2013

How many rhinestones do I need to cover my iPhone 5?

How many rhinestones do I need to cover my iPhone 5?


That's a very frequently asked questions by customers. The reason we would like to find out how many rhinestones we need in a project is we do not want to buy too many extra rhinestones (this will increase cost).

For iPhone 5, the measurements is:
58.6mm X 123.8mm
OR
2.31" X 4.87"




Before we calculate how many rhinestones we need to cover the iPhone 5, we will need to decide which size of rhinestones we will choose for this project.

What size of Rhinestones to use when covering a phone case?
Basically, it's recommended to use ss10 or ss12 for covering up an iPhone case,
If you choose to cover your phone in all one color, then choose 12SS stones, the application will go fast. But, if you're planning to do some pattern on the case, I'd suggest to go for smaller size ss10, this will give a better detail of the pattern.

Below shows a chart indicating the number of rhinestones they are needed to cover a sq.inch.


Size Number Needed to Cover
A One (1) inch Strip
Number Needed to Cover
One (1) Square Inch
ss8 (25.4 / 2.4) = 10.6 10.6 * 10.6 = 112
ss10 (25.4 / 2.8) = 9 9 * 9 = 81
ss12 (25.4 / 3.1) = 8.1 (8.1* 8.1) = 66


As a result, to cover a iPhone with ss12 stones, we need:
= Area of iPhone in sq inch * # of rhinestones needed to cover 1 sq inch
= (4.87 * 2.31 ) * 66
= 742 pieces

However, in this calculation, we assumed that the rhinestones are tidily applied one by one, in a very orderly manner shown below. 















There will be quite a lot of spaces in between the rhinestones. This is something we dont like to see when sticking the rhinestones. We intend to interleave the rows of rhinestones offset every other row for a very tight setting. So, we should be purchasing around 1/4 more than the calculations we got above.

Also, there is one more thing you should consider, are you going to stick the rhinestones on the edge as well? if yes, then you will also need to calculate the no of rhinestones needed for the edge.

To make things easier for you, we have come up with the ANSWER which you want to know (without you doing the calculation on your own).

No. of rhinestones needed to cover iPhone 5 (back) using ss10 rhinestones: 950 pcs approx

No. of rhinestones needed to cover iPhone 5 (back+edge) using ss10 rhinestones: 1300 pcs approx  



Friday, June 7, 2013

Choosing Rhinestones base on Birthstones

Choosing your rhinestones base on your Birth month (Birthstones)
Using birthstones to personalize a gift is now very popular and welcomed. Whether it is a gift for yourself, for your partner, children, or family members, it is always a very sweet way to include a birthstone to signify the gift for that person.

Here, is the list of rhinestones which can represents the 12 birthstones:

January
(Siam)
February
(Amethyst)
March
(Aquamarine)
April
(Crystal)
May
(Emerald)
June
(Pearl)
July
(Light Siam)
August
(Peridot)
September
(Sapphire)
October
(Opal)
November
(Topaz)
December
(Blue Zircon)

Birthstone gift idea:
Consider personalizing a phone case with the rhinestones that represents the birthstones of that person:

Below showing a phone case personalized with February Birthstones: