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From: wilkerbee
Date: 01-12-2005, 11:43 AM (1 of 4)
I am new to this forum! I have a dress, kind of like a prom dress, that has 3 rows of rhinestones on the back which holds the dress on. Do you have a suggestion how to connect the rhinestones to the other side so the person can keep the dress on? The rhinestones are on a row, not separate. Thanks!
User: wilkerbee
Member since: 01-05-2005
Total posts: 2
From: mommydionne
Date: 01-12-2005, 05:32 PM (2 of 4)
a picture would help
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: grandmasue
Date: 01-12-2005, 07:58 PM (3 of 4)
What works for me is to hand sew a small hook (hook and eyes) to the back of the end rhinestone. I then sew a matching thread loop where the strand needs to be attached. Sometimes you need to use the last 2 stones to get the hook attached securely. I hope this is what you are asking.
Grandma Sue

At the end I am not showing up at my grave all pretty and well preserved...I am coming in sliding, yelling "What a ride!"
User: grandmasue
Member since: 10-26-2004
Total posts: 138
From: wilkerbee
Date: 01-17-2005, 05:00 PM (4 of 4)
Thank you for your help! I have sewn the hook and eye, but I was hoping maybe someone would have a different suggestion because the hook keeps coming undone! :nervous:
User: wilkerbee
Member since: 01-05-2005
Total posts: 2
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