This works perfectly with the I-Rock wand. I love adding the crystal gems to my layouts and cards, ten seconds and it's been added on permantely. I love the choice in sizes. Because of this, I've already ordered alternate color gems and metals to see their effects. The only thing I didn't like was the way to get the crystals out of the container-as you carefully twist the bottom, it opens up a 'pie-slice' to a section exposing that whole area. My finger accidently slipped out of the bottom and the smallest crystals went flying. It took me about half an hour to get them up. It there was another way to get to the gems, I would have given them a five star rating. It still makes my pages look beautiful!
I really like this set, I think I am going to buy another color too. My only complaint is that sometimes when the glue dries you can still see it. I am not sure if I am holding the i-rock on there for too long or if it is a product defect. The crystal color does get a little dull after applying heat.
Used in this layout: *My Birthday Crop 2009
I love these gems. I have three of these. I love the fact that once they are adhered to your layout, you don't have to worry about them falling off, like you do other adhesive gems.
I'm all about bling, so this tool makes me very, very happy.
The clear gems are probably fine for cards and layouts but I don't recommend them for apparel or for anything that you want to "sparkle" like a crystal. I used the "crystal" gems on a shirt for my daughter and was disappointed by how dull they look. I will be looking for higher end hotfix crystals to use.