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Havaianas Super Glue & Rubber Glue Swarovski Flatbacks Test

Havaianas adhesive test

Which Glue Works on Havaianas Flip Flops? This Tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads. All of the adhesives used for bonding crystals to havaianas flip flops we have previously tested tend to go soft after a short period of time, the duration being affected by exposure to the sun, heat and usage. From countless hours spent online looking ... Read More »

Swarovski Crystal Soap Dispenser Tutorial

Swaroski Crystallized Soap Dispenser

This Tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads. Swarovski have a style of flatbacks called Fusion Concepts (2058/B Xilion Rose) which are made from ceramic and have a marble effect. The purpose of this tutorial is to give you some ideas for where you can incorporate Swarovski Fusion Concepts into your designs for this tutorial we are using a ... Read More »

Applying Swarovski Flatback Crystals To Canvas Adhesives Test

Canvas & Flatback Crystals adhesives test

Which adhesive is the best for applying Swarovski Crystals to canvas This tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads Canvas adhesive test to see which glue provides the strongest bond with Swarovski flatback crystals. We have tested a number of adhesives but the three comparisons we are most interested in are e6000, gemtac and hotfix crystals. The test will ... Read More »

Swarovski Crystallizing Patent Leather Adhesives Test

Patent Leather Adhesives Test

How is Patent Leather Formed This tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads Patent leather was originally manufactured in 1818 in just 2 colour black and white, to create the desired high gloss look multiple layers of a linseed-oil based lacquer were applied to a fine grade leather. Today the manufacturing of Patent leather used multiple layers of a ... Read More »

Swarovski Crystal Poppy Tutorial

Swarovski Poppy Tutorial

Remembrance Day Poppy How to Crystallize This tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads Theere are a number of ways you can crystallize a remembrance poppy with Non Hotfix Flatback Crystals, this tutorial demonstrates how to do so using ss12 and ss16 crystals for the red part of the poppy so that you can see the difference between the ... Read More »

Hotfix Vs Non Hotfix Crystals for Clothing

Swarovski Crystals Washing Machine test

This tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads Hotfix & Non Hotfix Flatback Crystals VS Washing Machine Test The purpose of this post is to compare the difference between Swarovski Hotfix and Non Hotfix crystals using various adhesives and to see how well they stand up to multiple wash cycles. Should I use Hotfix or Non Hotfix Swarovski Crystals ... Read More »

How to use Swarovski Crystal Chatons or Round Stones

Swarovski chatons set into plastic

Guide to Crystallizing Text Using Swarovski Flatback Crystals This tutorial was created by Crystal and Glass Beads Swarovski rounds stones also known as chatons, table diamonds or pointed back stones are available in a range of styles, sizes and colours. Although they can be used in a number of ways the 3 most popular methods of application are: A - ... Read More »

How To Crystallize a Champagne Flute / Wine Glass

How to crystallize a glass

Step by step tutorial showing how to crystallize a wine glass / champagne flute with flatback crystals Published by: Crystal and Glass Beads - Author: Khaled Alwan Equipment Required 1. Crystals - for this tutorial I have used ss12 and ss9 Flatback Non-hotfix crystal rhinestones. You can find the flatback crystals needed here 2. Gemtac Adhesive - alternatively you can use e6000 if you have ... Read More »

How To Write A Name or Text Using Swarovski Crystals

How To Crystallize Text

Guide to Crystallizing Text Using Swarovski Flatback Crystals Published by: Crystal and Glass Beads - Author: Khaled Alwan If you have ever wanted to write something in crystals but don’t know where to start this tutorial will hopefully give you the confidence to get started. The kind of things that can be Crystallized with text are mobile phones, tablets, footwear, clothing, hats, ... Read More »

Guide to Using Flatback Crystals

Flatback crystals guide

Complete Guide to Flatback Crystals Published by: Crystal and Glass Beads - Author: Khaled Alwan What are Flatback Crystals? Flatback crystals which are often called rhinestones have a faceted face one side and a flatback on the opposite side usually with a foiled backing. They are available in a range of materials the cheapest being acrylic and the highest quality and most ... Read More »