Bling Bling Baby!

Things need sparkle, that special bling that brings out the feeling of wow. This workshop, titled “Bling Bling Baby! It’s Easy!” and presented by vendor Quiltoni Saturday afternoon in AmericasMart2, was fun and easy to learn. Participants were asked to bring their own item to spruce up. You can sparkle things like t-shirts, pants, masks, or other articles of clothing.

The process, using Rhinestone Genie, is easy. Choose your rhinestone(s), design your pattern or use a template, use transfer tape to move rhinestones to your item, and use an iron to set. Use your imagination. One color or multiple colors—your final will be as unique as you.

This project opens a new world of creativity. The workshop was one of several vendor workshops in the Mart that con-goers many not be aware of. Most are prepaid. If your workshop is in the Mart, show your receipt to the people at the entrance so you can skip the line and not miss your class. More information about Quiltoni is available at

Go and shine with Bling.






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Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website ( or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)