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Topic: What is a good glue for good quality flat-back rhinestones?  (Read 1213 times)
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« on: June 22, 2012 03:13:16 PM »

I have this awesome accessory order I've been working on.  Some of the stones she gave me are sew-on, so the glue I've been using is good enough to hold them down while I sew them.  Unfortunitly not all of the ones she gave me are sew-on.
I have been using both Beacon's Embellish It Glue, and Beacon 527 Multi-use Glue.  It only half works wonderfully for them.  After the glue is dry I found that they can pop-off, but the silver backing is still glued down.  Is there any glue that will glue it all down, or am I stuck gluing and hoping?
Here is a link to what I am working with: http://www.mjtrim.com/rhinestones-crystals/swarovski-flatback/swarovki-flatback-rhinestones-crystal.html  they are the smallest size.

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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012 07:10:23 PM »

I took a workshop last year with one of the US Swarovski reps and he recommended a 2 part epoxy adhesive - it dries strong, and is only dissolved with acetone.  If you wanted to glue onto something clear, like glass (decorating a wine glass or suncatcher) he recommended a UV cure adhesive.  Excess for both can be cleaned up with acetone.

Working times are short, so only use a small amount at each time.  Also, use a toothpick with a teensy bit of beeswax molded to one end to pick up your flatbacks and set them neatly.


« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012 08:04:28 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion, I will try that.
Here is something funny.  I have a cheap paintbrush with some wax from a Baby-Bell cheese on the end to pick the rhinestones up and put them in place  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012 04:11:14 PM »

There is also a glue called E6000 purchased from most craft stores that I use and very good and will dry clear.
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