Rose Montee crystals are rhinestones mounted in a pronged metal setting. Two channels cross in the back of the metal setting. This makes it easy to string or stitch the rhinestones securely in two directions.
Using Rose Montee Crystals
Traditionally, Rose Montee crystals have been used to embellish fabric but they can also be used to accentuate bead-woven or wire jewelry.
When incorporating these crystals in bead-weaving projects, use Fireline or another strong beading thread. The edges of the metal channel easily cut other threads e.g. Nymo.
For wire projects, use 24 gauge or finer wire so they can cross each other in the channels.
However you use them, Rose Montees add sparkle and a touch of glamour to any project. See how I’ve used them in Montee Marks the Spot Bracelet and Earrings tutorials. Click here to buy the beading pattern.
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