Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In a [hot] fix - part one

I bling leotards.
I bling them here,
I bling them there,
I bling leotards everywhere.

It's true, I do bling them everywhere.  I have appliqued and sequinned at home, at ballet and at gym.  I also use fabic paint and crystals.
Ahhh, crystals.  I love me some hot fix crystals - no mucking about with glue on stones for me!  And believe me with this one, gluing on crystals is mucky yucky blech.  Whereas applying them with the Bedazzler is soooo much easier.  So easy that a certain blog friend's hubby, while staying with us recently, was so taken with hot fix crystals that he insisted on being taken to Spotlight on the way home from the airport to buy a Bedazzler for their use. 
Do I get enabling points for that?
Thing is, Swarovski crystals are expensive - Spotlight has them in little packets of 24 for $8. So to get decent coverage on a comp leo, you have buy at least 8 - 10 packets.
Ebay, on the other hand (if one doesn't mind them being Korean via Hong Kong), has a very good store where I was able to get lots - and I mean LOTS - of very pretty crystals for not very much.  How does $60 for 17,300 in various colours sound?  I know I liked it.  The gym coaches did too, although they did look at me worriedly and said "not all on one leotard, right?"
So, of course, I had to do some blinging when the exciting packets arrived in the mail:
Black diamond and orange crystals, on black cotton lycra.

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