Is the Hotfix crystals good for velvet, satin and lycra? very helpful. (much like if you leave sellotape for a long time, it dries and becomes ‘brittle’). Arrange them to make sure you like the placement. The bond with the crystals and leather will come apart if the leather is excessively buckled or bent. That’s strange! I am interested in blinging some shoes, but wondering which glue might hold up best, or hold at all. When we got her costumes, we were given a packet of 200 rhinestones to apply randomly on her tap skirt, and another packet with more rhinestones that we were to make stars out of. I use the same mask as yourself for working with e6000 and yes it definitely is a big concern to use it on a daily basis without using a protective respiratory mask. The costume that I am working with – I can’t put wax paper or get my hand in between the layers, it’s sewn on. I would like to have a question. You can use hotfix crystals on satin or lycra or non hotfix crystals on all three materials (both are sensitive materials to heat so take care as to the pressure and duration of holding the hotfix tip on the fabric). If you don't need a flexible glue you can also use 2-part epoxy glues, or perhaps clear "cements." I almost cannot distinguish them from Swarovski. Fabri-Tac by Beacon is a SUPER, WONDERFUL glue to use on fabrics. Your email address will not be published. This glue is strong and is not recommended for long exposure. Pointe shoes are made out of satin and I’m sticking rhinestones and metal broaches on so would Gem-Tac work? Rated 1 out of 5 by Marissa96 from Watery First time purchasing this glue. Once the first row or 2 is done the crystals wont slide so start from the bottom of the glass and work up. We are freaking out on what to do! Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I have been using this glue for many years and it has never failed. I have tried rhinestoning using different glues on different fabric I have found the gem glue works better. Hi Giovanna E6000 would give the best bond, you do have to press the crystal into the glue/fabric to make sure it bonds with the fabric and crystal, but the bond is way stronger than gemtac or any other adhesive aside from hotfix. ( Log Out /  Not sure how it would hold up in the wash, but if you let it cure for a day or so, sure seems worth a try! It’s a chrome finish. Hope that helps and makes sense. Never mind. really really desperate in finding some great quality glue. some of the leather products I’m buying has a star or cross cutout into leather with cowhide background. Hi Chloe So now I have a load of these cheap rhinestones. btw, try buying crystal rhinestones instead of acrylic rhinestones next time, they look much better , i read all above posts. and don’t want to pay over 7.00 to have a 3 day turnaround. Some acrylic rhinestones will cloud and the foil will get eaten up by the e6000. let dry before stoning on that area, tanglestwistsntreasures Best stone pricing I found dreamtime is good, favorite it the bead factory their online price are good but if you call the store and have shipped you’ll get the in store price (they are a open to public wholesaler in the garment district L.A california.. found them to beat everyones prices. Aleene's 33260 Ultimate Multi-Surface Adhesive, 1.5 oz. if you still have a string let it set for a bit then I take a toothpick soaked in alcohol not dripping but enough to make contact with glue a scrape lightly will gum glue up and string will come off, also works to clean glue off edge of stones or glue residue where you did not want it except lacey/net type of fabric, I have success in removing glue for powernet used in a lot of dance costume for shear nude or shear color parts of the costume, comes off quiet easily. Have you considered sew on stones, something like the Xilion Lochrose 3128 which looks like a rhinestone with a hole in the centre would work. Velvet is just tough to rhinestone. Still haven’t lost any stones (or none noticeable) after 4 competitions and 2 recitals. Crafters Choice Craft Glue. I’ll use 7 mm flat back ones should I apply the glue direct to the stone or the mannequin? I’d love to hear how it goes after you use the Gem Tac. Flavia. Hi Linda. Sometimes, it will pull the foil back away from acrylic rhinestones. Picking at the crystals is pretty much the same principle as catching them on something which will happen from time to time, so hopefully this gives a fair impression of which adhesive performs the best on each material. However, even the younger girls are jumping all over the place so I need the rhinestones to stay on. This is such a great post! If you do decide to use epoxy, you will need quite a slow curing resin and be aware that it does skin once it starts to harden. Has anyone made ballroom jewelry? I’ll add a comment once we try it. The tutu bodice is stretch Lycra. After the glue has dried a couple of days, it might not be a bad idea to try it out a couple times before the big day, just in case. It makes a big difference. At first I bought E6000, but am now not keen to use it as it seems it is a carcinogen and even banned in some countries. Hi Stasis Their site is: (Original Version) 4.5 out of 5 stars 988. I have found this the next best glue and although it does not have quite the same sticking power I am willing to compromise this as the glue is ‘non toxic’. What glue/adhesive would you recommend? This way you don’t need a syringe applicator as the applicator has a small tip nozzle. I see you did the velvet test and it seems gem-tac came out the best. My project came out very nicely. We use flat back swarovski AB rhinestones and E-6000. Due to the thicker consistency, I found myself squirting the glue into a small dollop onto a piece of waxed cardboard. I think bedazzler but I’m more than happy to purchase the glue suggested here. I realize I’m waaaay late to this thread, but had to share this. I was wondering the same thing. Unknown Forum. It works best for bonding two pieces of cloth, but adheres to nonporous items as well. LOL And btw I have used E6000 and have tried everything. I do not have a hot fix… what would be the best glue to use on it so as the rhinestones don’t fall off whenever i move?? Can anyone suggest anything. Swarovski have a style of flatbacks …. Gemtac will give a pretty good bond as long as the leather is grease free when the glue is applied. For sequins I would opt for gemtac or e6000 adhesive where gematc is the easier to use and non toxic, but e6000 is a little stronger being an industrial strength glue that doesn’t deteriorate when machine washing. I have been carrying it all around the house with me to fix random things that need repairs. Yasmin: Hi Lisa it would completely depend the look you want to achieve, is it to compli... Yasmin: Hi Jackie There are a few reasons why the crystals can come loose the first bein... Jackie Kelly: I have applied my hotfix on tulle but the stones are falling off. I am going to glue some Swarovski stones on my wedding dress along the corset & I think I am going to use the e6000 just a couple questions to u think when I tie it up & pull it tight they will pop off? The answer is, not very. I have been Early Childhood Teacher for almost 20 years. The Ultimate came loose after using a nail to scratch at the crystals followed by E6000 with Gemtac giving the strongest bond. But the thing is that it is highly toxic. My project came out very nicely. I’m so sorry. Hi Donna E6000 will give a good strong bond but if its on an area with a lot of flexing (around the part of the shoe that bends/creases) you will lose crystals. Mar 30, 2015 - Swarovski® & Preciosa® rhinestone flatback crystals, Hotfix, Non-Hotfix & Sew-On. And guess what? Does anyone know why it says to not dry clean ? I would mush appreciate the help! i was wondering the best crystals and glue for leather horse tack. Hi Nicole Hi! I LOVE the stuff! These blog posts are so helpful! I had looked into buying us each a respirator as it is too cold up here in Manitoba to have the windows open for long periods of time. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "ad70723354825a7d156057195d62a8b1" );document.getElementById("ab4e85d202").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); © Copyright 2019 Crystal and Glass Beads, All Rights Reserved, The Ultimate Adhesive Guide for Swarovski Flat Backs and Fabric, Choosing the right adhesive guide for flatbacks on plastic, metal and other materials. You need just a little and glues hard and fast. – If you make a mistake, the glue is easy to peel off without leaving a mark the majority of the time. Thanks so much for the helpful information! Unfortunately there is no adhesive that gives a satisfactory bond for crystals and leather of the adhesives available e6000 would probably be your best option. Hello, Khaled. Thank you Great job explaining everything. Rhinestones (Cheap and Swarovski Cyrstals) have never fallen off when I use this glue. Gem-Tac requires only a small amount to Agreed! – Gem-Tac Fabric – Fabri-Tac Fur (faux) – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue Felt – Fabri-Tac Jute string – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue Lace – Fabri-Tac Leather – Power-Tac (I used to use E6000… I want to bling the soles and heels. I would opt for metal rather than leather as the bond will be strong on metal but not long lasting on leather. I just wanted to get your opinion on which glue is the best to use for glueing rhinestones/flat back gems onto those leather phone cases? Thank you for your research. Aleene’s crafting glues include a variety of adhesives made for every imaginable purpose. Yeah, but how hard is it to use?? I have a significant amount of rhinestones from China, so I’d prefer not to buy all new stones. The glue, though white, dried clear, so what little bits of glue did not stay under the rhinestone, was not obvious. When you use e6000 on suede it doesn’t seep into the fibres but just sits on the surface so you need to force it down, you can do this by holding down each crystals for an extended period (30 seconds) or the best way I found was to apply a few crystals and then using a small ruler press down and hold for a while to ensure the bond is strong. So far I have used E-6000 and a wide variation of crazy glues. Is the “faux suede” you tested the same fabric as genuine Ultrasuede from Toray? Me too! How the hot fix glue make on the back of rhinestones? I have washed several garmets after using this glue and all the crystals/rhinestones stay attached. This will need to be dry leaned every so often. Here’s my brief history of rhinestone experience: Two years ago, my hip hop class danced to “Ice Ice Baby”, the warm up suits we wore seemed appropriate. I used gem tac. The Official Store for Aleene’s Glue Products. Hope that helps. I am happy with the sticking property of E6000 but HATE the application in every way…. So my question is, does anyone else use E6000 on a daily basis and have any concerns with it? I’m worried about E6000 because its toxic? I have not tried rhinestoning a cell phone case. I use Rhinestonesusa also but they are slow in shipping. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! E6000 offers extreme flexibility and can be used indoors or out. Next. I would think E-6000 would work just fine. Gem-Tac is a premium quality adhesive formulated specifically to secure gems and rhinestones. Love your blog, I am trying to find the best glue and crystals to crystallise my pleaser shoes for a competition. E6000, gemtac or epoxy resin will all work for an acrylic jar, of the 3 I would say epoxy resin will be the hardest wearing of the 3. Whether it’s commuting through city traffic or heading out into the countryside, you’ll arrive at your final destination feeling fresh. Thanks so much for doing such extensive testing! I have also bought (from the jewelry section at craft stores) the E-6000 that has the tips that screw on. One of the only adhesives that is suitable for applying mirror backed stones, as the glue won’t warp or alter the appearance of gems or rhinestones. Do u have suggestions. Beacon Gem-Tac™ Permanent Glue is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21. I use E6000 for my dresses so I used it on the jewelry, too. As we are experimenting with crystal embellishments on leather or faux leather this is extremely helpful. She’s also used it to attach bling to her daughter’s Dream Duffel. Has anyone dry cleaned any items that had E6000 on them ? We moved to MN, and found ourselves at a new dance studio. I used cheap rhinestones and the foil peeled off. Another alternative is nail varnish remover, but you will need to check the fabric first to see if it can withstand a hot wash or if nail varnish remover will damage the fabric. Even NASA uses it. This thread has been so helpful! I truly can’t thank you enough for your hard work. Hi guys, Every so often, lifting the lace layer off the fabric before it’s all the way dry. I have also used it on linen, and patent leather and so far all is glued , nothing falls off. Being that I had no experience with rhinestones, I bought peel and stick ones from the craft store. I will try in the new year testing some adhesives and hotfix crystals on a swim suit and see which last the longest with the chlorine. The stones always fall off. We’ve lost very few stones in the wash. I can highly recommend this glue for adding even self adhesive gems to material or card as an extra strong adhesion that will keep the gems firmly in place. 35,579 Views. The Gem Tac was easy to use, though messy. Feb 23, 2017 @ 20:07:02. I’ve used E6000 and though I swear by it for any other project, it has eaten away at my rhinestones on the glass. It’s killing me that my items are popping off! Put a piece of wax paper in between them. I was the first one to comment when this blog was posted. Yes, I think E-6000 would probably work the best – at least of the glues I’ve tried. I’m looking at applying crystals to a lamb skin rodeo queen dress.. Could you, please, if you can, to clear this up for me?? Give it the necessary time to cure. I’ve tried E6000 and hypo cement. I think I know the case you mean its the silicone plastic flexible case which if it is again you are not going to get a satisfactory long term bond sorry. The first dress was crushed velvet 4-way and nothing seemed to fall off until it was worn and then I lost 5 crystals (which may not seem like much but they are in a 1 per 2″ pattern). Some people use the Hot Fix crystals and a special heat wand, others may use strong white glues like Jewel It or Gem-Tac (intended for use on clothing) which are flexible. It gives a very quick bond but it’s not as strong as Gemtac on any fabric that I tested and I certainly wouldn’t have the patience to use it for many crystals. remove me from that service? In short, yes, the glue has eaten through the stone, but it took a long time. Also I have some coloured plastic iPhone cases that I am trying to glue flat back gems to but the cases are very bendy (they need to be bended to be able to put your phone inside the case ) so everytime they bend the glue cracks and the gems fall off – I have already tried some generic superglues, nail glues, acrylic nail glues and a hot glue gun. I did use a LOT of the glue, as the beads, etc, were large. Congratulations. Your post was definitely “one stop shopping” for all you need to know about gluing flat back crystals to fabric. $11.17. It’s very informative! Ugh… I can only imagine how many children use it in their school projects out there!!! Nothing bonds very well or long term to leather so I would try and stay clear of crystallizing leather or imitation leather. Share $9.99 $9.99 How to … Now, if only I can figure out how to keep our si…, Getting ready for the switch to Distance Learning. It does stick however. However I’ve been researching on what glue would be the best for metal but not just metal a metal that may get hot. Thanks! Hi Flavia Gemtac is a pretty safe glue as its non toxic and shouldn’t cause any harm, but e6000 on the other hand is a different matter as the glue does have some chemicals that are toxic. I am sure that there are plenty of other jobs where people need to work with similar substances (shoe makers?) ( Log Out /  Thank you so much you have been so informative. 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