If you are regularly using Hotfix Applicator, you may experience that sometimes the hotfix crystals stuck at the tip of hotfix applicator. Why do that happen?

There are 2 reasons on why it happens. The most likely reason is the hotfix crystals can get stuck because the hotfix applicator is pushed too hard on top of the hotfix crystal. This still can happen even you doing it for many times.

The second reason on why it happen is the hotfix applicator tip is dirty, a lot of glue stick to it. All you have to do is clean up the tips with cleaning brush. Wire brush is very effective.

If hotfix crystals stuck on the tip of the hotfix applicator, the best way to remove them is by using an awl. To remove it, slot awl tips into the slot of the hotfix applicator brass tip, while pushing the awl down to crystal on the garment – lift the tool off.

From the factory, Preciosa and Swarovski Hotfix and Non-Hotfix crystals are packed in paper envelop. In the packaging, both brands include a few identification to ensure end user know the packaging are indeed genuine. These include hologram seal sticker.

The quantity of hotfix/non-hotfix crystals per envelop are depending on crystals size. For both Preciosa & Swarovski, the quantity of crystals per envelop are 10 gross or 1,440 pieces for SS 4 to SS20. The quantity will become lesser as the crystals are getting larger.

Please refer to the table below for the quantity of crystals per envelop for original factory packaging for both Preciosa & Swarovski per envelop.

Size Packing Preciosa Swarovski
SS Unit Gross Pieces Gross Pieces
4 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
5 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
6 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
7 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
8 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
9 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
10 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
12 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
16 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
20 Envelope 10 1,440 10 1,440
30 Envelope 2 288 360
34 Envelope 2 288 1 144
40 Envelope 1 144 1 144
48 Envelope ½ 72 ½ 72