Picking crystals by fingers or tweezers is difficult. The crystal can quite easily flip when being picked up (and quite often does) or drop if you release the tension or in extreme circumstances you can scratch or damage the crystal if you squeeze too firmly…
Crystal Katana – Manufactured by CrystalNinja it consists of a wooden sleeve with a pointed wax tip one end and a chrome effect tip on the opposite end which is designed for pressing crystals down firmly into the adhesive. Tip is made of wax but it doesn’t leave wax traces on the crystals as its a lot harder than the setter wax. The wax tip is also replaceable so that if it breaks or wears down through use you simply unscrew the chrome end and insert a new tip. http://www.crystalparade.co.uk/crystal-katana-8196-p.asp – becomes too expensive if you need to use it just once up to few times a year…worth to consider by Make-up Artists that often use more crystals more often… £15.99 – Price Excludes VAT
You can get it easy on ebay – price approx. £2 – £4
Some girls made this a great idea of making DIY version of this tool – I tested this – so I shaped tiny ball of wax at the end of stick – but to me it was too sticky & crystals would not comes of when touched surface with glue… and definitely putting tool to the fridge every time is far uncomfortable and not practical to me…It’s probably more up to personal choice – as some people ware happy with that tool.
Rhinestone Picker – this is new that I have found recently! Price: approx. £0.65 – £1!!! got no clue how good it is…:( But price…yeah! worth to try :P)
Wax pencil – rhinestone picker. The pen is made of wax to pick up the rhinestone easily. Used to stick Crystal, rhinestones and other small things, very convenient and easy! It only need regular pencil sharpener to sharpen these picker pens.Do not sharpen the pencil too much as you need bigger contact surface so that the wax can pick up the rhinestone. Standard length in sale its 175mm. Colour white – can live some white marks and traces on crystal surface… If you want to avoid the white traces and marks – search for clear wax picker…(although that version is harder to find) White pencil is easy to buy on Ebay – Price: approx. £1 /1-2 pencils.
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