Gluing Crystal Flat Back Rhinestones onto Crystals

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Add more sparkle to your crystal pendants and beads by gluing crystal flat back rhinestones to them. You can never have too much sparkle!
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Tip 1The 5 Minute Epoxy will become tacky and hard to use quickly. Once mixed, you will have about 4-5 minutes of working time.
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Step 1

Lay all of your flat backs that you want to use on your work surface. Make sure that they are facing color side up.

Step 2

Squeeze a small amount of 5-minute Epoxy in a disposable tray or paper plate. It is very important to use an even amount of the 2-part epoxy.

Step 3

Mix the 2 parts together thoroughly with a toothpick (about 20 seconds). Once you have mixed the epoxy, you have about a 4-5 minute window to work in before the epoxy becomes too hard and stringy to work with.

Step 4

With the tip of your toothpick, apply a very small drop of epoxy to the crystal.

Step 5

Pick up a crystal flat back with your tweezers.

Step 6

Place the crystal flat back on the epoxy drop.

Step 7

Repeat Step 4 - with the tip of your toothpick, apply a very small drop of epoxy to the crystal.

Step 8

Pick up a crystal flat back with your tweezers and place it on the epoxy drop.

Step 9

Continue adding crystal flat backs until you have covered the desired area.
Let the epoxy completely set up for 15 minutes. Congratulations! You have glued crystal flat backs to your crystal!

     

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