Rhinestone banding is a great option for contemporary beadwork. Rhinestones set in plastic, and strung together. Sew on banding trim are the perfect trim to use for decorations on clothing, to enhance jewelry bling creations and home decor projects. This is the high-quality option for rhinestone banding. The crystals are secured into the plastic setting and can withstand the hard wear and tear of dancing. The crystals are strung on flexible strings that make it easy to sew the banding into curvy lines. Easy to cut and bend into shape. Ideal for decorating beaded cabochons and earrings.
To attach rhinestone banding to beadwork, tack down the strings between the stones. Some artists use glue. For tight curves, tack down one side of the strings first and then tack the second side separately. For earrings and other edging pieces, it is easier to attach the banding when the beadwork is finished. For leggings, moccasins or other large beaded pieces, it can be easier to attach the banding before beading. Rhinestone banding can also be used to do the vines on floral pieces, outline geometric beadwork and trim pieces.