Advice: What Kind of Glue for Rhinestones?

i'm thinking of adding a few rhinestones on my invitations.  what type of glue did you use or should i use?


any suggestions on what is the best method to glue the rhinestones?  the rhinestones are TINY and it is so hard to handle with my bare hands.  my friend suggested using crazy glue and a pair of tweezers.  but i wanted to double check with the ladies of pw.  crazy glue doesn't sound like fun if i get it on my hands...

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:13 am
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Is it the 3mm or 4mm? I used gorilla glue, it's like crazy glue, and tweezers too! :)
Works really good! 

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:14 am
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I have been wondering this same thing. I am putting rhinestones on my STD's and attempted once with Tacky Glue it came out nice but it took forever to dry!


I hope someone can share some insite!!

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:16 am
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have you already bought the rhinestones? If not, I would highly recommend hotfix rhinestones (avail. at www.hotfixqueen.com) - they are pre-adhesive and you just have to apply a tool to them to stick (available at Michaels for like $10). They are way less messy...

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:16 am
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Mine is called: Liquid Fusion, I bought it at Michael's. It dry very fast, and don't get messy.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:18 am
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jennifer -- i tried the crazy glue and love it because it dried up right away and the rhinestones stayed put.  but i just want to ask for other alternatives.


slhashimoto -- hmm, i don't remember the size. did the gorilla glue dry up quickly?  fi said we should use normal school glue.  i didn't think school glue would work as well because it would take too long to dry and it wouldn't hold as well as the crazy glue.  i don't want our guests to receive our invites in the mail and open them up with the rhinestones falling off and sitting at the bottom of the envelope!

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:23 am
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miss_em thank you so much...I just bought my stones from hotfixqueen! I'll head to Michaels at lunch and get the tool!

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:25 am
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Mine called Liquid Fuzion, and I used it for my card box which is on fabric, and it dried up very fast, in a second. It sticks strong too :)

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:27 am
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@miss_em2010 does the hotfix stick to any surface?

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:29 am
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mscin....I am in the same boat as you, I so don't want them to arrive and the stones at the bottom of the envelope. The tacky glue that I used is like the school glue your FI is speaking of and it took about 20-30 minutes for it to dry. But I am going to try Liquid Fusion like slhashimoto suggested tonight! Keep posted.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:29 am
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miss em -- i already bought the rhinestones. 


slhashimoto -- great! i think i am going to go to michaels to buy the Liquid Fuzion glue, unless there are other recommendations.


any other suggestions?

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:35 am
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i bought glue that was made for them.. it worked really well and everything stayed..


even the RSVP's that were put through the normal mailing process are still stuck.


remember if you mail the invitations with Rhinestones to have them hand processed.. just to make sure they dont come off during the process. 

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:36 am
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cld606 -- what is the glue called?


slhashimoto -- is this what your glue looks like? just want to make sure i get the right glue.


cld606 what is the photo 1204359-1

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:41 am
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Yupe, that's it! Look at the rhinestones in my card box, it's pretty neat.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 4:49 am
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I would use E6000 - it works on EVERYTHING.  The trick to picking them up is using a small needle or tooth pick, put a dab of glue on the end and use that to pick up each one.  (this is how I start the first layer of my Jeweled belts (don't try to use E6000 on fabric and rhinestones though)). 


This will allow you to pick up the exact crystals and set them into place without fumbling with tweezers and your fingers.


Good luck! :)

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 5:05 am
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twisted crystals -- sorry, i'm confused.  you said use E6000 but not on fabrics and rhinestones.  so would E6000 work with rhinestones and paper?  i thought about using the toothpick idea but thought if i got glue on the top of the rhinestones, then it will not shine and the glue would coat the top and give it a dull look.  no?  sorry, i have a lot of questions.  i'm not a crafty person. =)

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 5:19 am
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I second E6000 - it makes rhinestones stick to virtually anything.


I used the hot fix ones on my placecards and it made it a heck of a lot easier to do.  I bought the tool at Joann's and the rhinestones on ebay.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 5:21 am
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I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for posting this topic :)

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 9:12 am
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I tried a glue, i think super glue and it made my crystals cloudy. How do I prevent that?

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 10:26 am
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I do it with a tweezer and dip a tiny bit to the tip of the glue bottle.

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 10:31 am
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