Crystal Help

No, I haven’t gone all new age. Honestly. I haven’t. I just have some questions for any of you who have used Swarovsky hotfix crystals in any projects.

This summer at the AQS show, I purchased a crystal kit. The woman from whom I purchased it said the crystals would stay on even through washing. She added that the jacket she was wearing was 8 years old and none of the crystals had come off yet. At the time, the only project I was considering using them on wouldn’t have gotten constant use and laundering, but now…

I’m considering adding some crystals to a Christmas gift. It is something that might get washed somewhat regularly, but not as regularly as an article of clothing. So…

Do any of you have any experience with this? Do they really stay on pretty well? Any suggestions to make my experience more successful?

Thanks.