I recorded a video tutorial if you fancy watching rather than reading.
Real Rhinestones Versus Chrome HTV
I downloaded a rhinestone bow design from the Silhouette Store and cut out the design on card. This template allowed me to arrange the rhinestones into the bow shape with the correct spacing and I used an iron to fix the rhinestones. Whilst this process seems quick and easy, the rhinestones took me ages to arrange into their positions and kept flipping over.
I read on the wonderful blog Silhouette School a tutorial for HTV rhinestones and thought I'd give it a whirl. Instead of glitter, I used gold chrome heat transfer vinyl (iron on garment film) from MDP and I think the finish is fab.
Benefits of HTV over hotfix Rhinestones
Resizable - The size of the design isn't restricted by fixed stone sizes, so you can resize to any dimension.
Flat - More comfortable for babies to lie on flat HTV than the raised stones.
Free fonts - As circle size is flexible, you can use free fonts such as perfograma for text.
Rhinestone tool on Silhouette Studio Designer edition Software
freebie Bonus Extra Project.
A bonus result of using the HTV method is that the removed vinyl that this normally discarded can actually be used for another project. I used it on a greetings card, and also experimented with using it on a bib, but unfortunately the plastic lining gave me issues. It would work great with 100% cotton bibs though :)