cherryblossom73 wrote:Your tutu is awesome!!! I am so happy to hear that as an "LED noob" you are having such amazing success. I am currently working on a 'little black light dress' in the same vein as Junglesmacks' pants. I'm constructing my own dress base and light panels (LEDs are not here yet, so I'm doing all the prep work) and just got the mini-controller in the mail on Saturday. This will be my first venture into soldering and electronics. I'm a little nervous, but *so* excited to get started! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
The last two years I've done two different pairs of pants with UV-LEDs. Not on par with junglesmacks, but still a bunch of LEDs per pair.
I found, that "UV-LED" is thrown around a lot. Especially on ebay. I've ordered UV LEDs from a couple different places, and so far, no two orders have had the same color light. JS actually sent me some in 2011 that were a faint purple, that were a different sort of UV reactive. Rather than makes things sort of 'day glow' bright, they made reactive colors sort of Pastel or Easter colors.
I ordered some that were a royal purple and VERY UV reactive, 2011.
I tried to order more from the same seller, 2012, and the ones that arrived were sort of Blue/Purple and kind of UV reactive. I also order some 'flat top' LEDs that were royal purple, but not very UV Reactive.
At $.05 - $.10 a piece, I'd suggest ordering 50 from a few different sellers.
Machina wrote:junglesmacks wrote:Isn't that fabric glue cool, too? Illy Dilly was the first to show it to me last year on playa and it literally saved my whole outfit.
The fabric glue is THE BEST. Ever. I had planned to sew the tulle over the LEDs, but it was too crazy. The fabric glue literally saved/made the whole project possible. THANK YOU again for telling me about it! So glad I ordered 5 baggies of it!
FWIW, I recently learned, the hard way, that if you try and switch your hot glue gun back to regular glue, you need to run about 2 or 3 of the long sticks of the regular glue through your gun to get all the white-ish fabric glue out. When the two glues come out together and sorta mixed they dry/cure with different flexibility and adhesiveness.
FWIW#2, the fabric glue does not stick to Aluminum very well. Other wise I'd always leave the fabric glue in.