I absolutely love the artwork in this picture and I look forward to having it finished and ready to hang! However, for some reason the real glittering diamonds, like the green 134, are extremely hard to stay attached to the stylus. I stick the stylus in wax and then pick up the diamond like usual. However I can only place three or four diamonds before the wax comes out of the stylus and sticks to the bead. It was a VERY SLOW process using the glittery diamonds. A friend told me there was a thin layer of powder/dust on the glittery diamonds so they didn’t stick as well. I ended up rinsing off the glittery diamonds and then spreading them out a paper towel to dry. It improved the ability of the diamond to adhere to the stylus, but it was still slow going compared to the other diamonds. I am dreading 😬 applying the yellow and white glittery diamonds, as well as the rest of the green.
Can’t beat the darling artwork though. 🤩