Post # 1
I have a 5-row rhinestone sash that I got from J.Crew just to wear, but I think it would look so pretty with my dress if it was just super lighter. Do you think I can put it in a bowl of diluted bleach to lighten it up? I don’t care if it is a little uneven because then it might be kind of vintage looking, but I don’t want it to be speckled or burned up or something?
Right now it is like a dark gold color:
And I’d really like it if it was lighter and tea colored, or champagne colored, or ivory…What do you bees think?
Post # 3
I think that if you didn’t ruin the belt, you would eat away the backing of the rhinestones, making them just glass/plastic/acrylic clear beads. I would really hesistate on that one.
Post # 4
I’ve never heard of a way to do it, but I could be wrong. If you try, anticipate the sash being a write off though.
Have you googled around to get a feel for the bleach and wanter proportions you would want? It sounds like bleaching something to lighten it is possible, I’m just not sure how well it would work.
Post # 5
I found this on e-how about bleaching satin shoes. Since the belt wasn’t expensive, I’m not really toooooooo nervous to try it, but I’m more nervous about it just being an epic fail if someone else has advice or has already tried it. 🙂
I might be able to trim just a teeny bit off the ends and then use that as a test patch? That way if it doesn’t work I can just sew the hem back in again.
Post # 6