I LOVE this little gadget - so handy, so portable, so affordable, so absolutely wonderful for taking your projects from "that's nice" to "Oh my GOSH, that is absolutely gorgeous!! Where did you find this (choose one: card, book, shirt, purse, pair of sneakers, cell phone slinky with my name on it, etc.)!!" I highly recommend purchasing the kit version instead of just the tool unless you're purchasing a backup (an excellent idea; I think I will!) - the kit is so chock-full o' stones! Did I mention I LOVE this thing? The only suggestion I would make would be to add a little wire 'kickstand' on future models to keep the tip elevated or the tool from accidentally rolling off your work surface. Also, I would add the little stone placement sticky stick to the kit. I would definitely remove the batteries if you're packing this tool for travel. I can just see my bag getting squashed by something else and accidentally sliding the switch and mashing the button - God forbid!! I will be making further purchases of this tool, this kit, and more stones in the near future. Thanks!
The i-rock tool is a must have if you:
-like rhinestones (or shiny metal too) on scrapbook projects
-like bling on clothing items (you can add a name, a flower... ANYTHING) or home decor
-like your bling to STAY put after you set it!
-like to save money
I wasn't sure how much I would use it... but let me tell you, it is ADDICTIVE! Once you start affixing jewels and metal bling, ya can't stop! It is made to be very safe. The heat is only on when you push and hold the button, and cools down quickly when you let go. The smaller jewels affix in about 1 second. the largest jewels in about 30 seconds. The design options for home decor, scrapbooking, and clothing are endless!
WELL worth the money!
I LOVE my i-rock. Just give it a minute or two to heat up and then it only takes about 3-5 seconds per rock to melt it onto your page, fabric, jeans, paper, hats, kids shoes (or adult shoes), whatever!
My mistake was I just turned it to the "on" position and expected it to be super speedy. Give it a minute or two. It heats up as hot as a hot glue gun tip, but with correct supervision, my 4 year old neice was doing it all on her own!
This is one of those that I thought I didn't need.... but oh man, I know I need it now and wont ever be without one again! It's so much fun!
Warning: do not bling husband no matter how much you are tempted. He does not approve. :)
I actually own 3 and have taught MANY classes using the i-rock.
If you love bling and saving money this is the tool for you!
It will replace those expensive crystal flourishes for pennies on the dollar. Now you can make your own.
Saves me alot of money and I can make my own designs.
Totally worth every penny and its a fantastic deal too.
Just use common sense and you won't have anything to worry about. I have never burned myself or scorched anything.
I have at least 50+ projects done with it so far and I plan on another 1000. Great product!
When this first came out, I wasn't too sure I really needed it. I'm not really a blingy scrapper. But once I started using it, I was totally hooked. It's so easy (and quick!) to add a little zing to embellishments and even to create your own flourishes, corners, etc. I love the impact that a few tiny crystals or studs can make on a layout or card. I find myself reaching for it on probably 90% of my projects. This little tool was the surprise of the year for me...I guess I'm blingier than I thought!