Technology of work with crystals
Rhinestones - an imitation of precious stones from lead glass. Invented them in the XVIII century, the German jeweler Georg Strass (from the author's name and their name came to be), which used glass stones in the manufacture of jewelry. The technology of working with rhinestones is not very difficult, but requires certain skills. Particular attention is paid to the selection of quality glue for glass stones.
How to choose glue for rhinestones?
There are several types of rhinestones:
- for sewing;
- hot fixation, or on an adhesive basis, which must be preheated before heating (with an iron or a special soldering iron);
- cold-fixing stones for which glue is required.
It is the latter option used to decorate nails, face, hair, as well as articles made of fabric and glass objects.
When choosing glue for rhinestones, the following recommendations should be adhered to:
- The packaging should indicate which materials are glued to it using it. Special glue after drying forms colorless transparent elastic joints. It is absolutely not noticeable on the basis.
- Do not choose glues with the content of acetone, acrylate dispersions and one-component silicones with acetic acid content. All of them damage the protective varnish on the surface of the rhinestone. The stones lose their appearance and, in the end, will last only a short time.
The stores offer a wide selection of glues. The needlewomen prefer such brands as the E6000, E8000 (it is waterproof and flexible after drying); Creartec (water-based, without an unpleasant odor); Viva (from the German manufacturer); UHU (except for fabric and glass can be used in nail design).
Adhesive strass on the face can be carried out by transparent glue for eyelashes, you need to buy a special glue for the body, which is sometimes sold in sports goods stores.
How to apply glue for rhinestones on nails
To paste the rhinestones on the nails, you will need special glue, small stones, toothpick and convenient tweezers. At work it is necessary to adhere to the clear sequence of actions.
1. Cover the nails with the chosen varnish and allow them to dry well. Only after making sure of this, you can proceed to the next step.
2. Do not immediately apply glue to the rhinestones on the nails. It must be squeezed out onto a clean sheet of paper in small quantities. Then pick up a drop of glue with a toothpick and apply it to the nail, in the place where the stone will be.
3. Very quickly, take the tweezers with a tweezers and place on top of the glue. A little press the stone. Work is necessary very quickly, so that the glue for the rhinestones does not have time to dry.
4. After all the stones have been glued, you need to apply another layer of clear varnish or fixer to the nails.
Remove the rhinestones with a liquid that removes the nail polish.
Makeup with rhinestones
When creating a spectacular evening makeup, rhinestones are often glued to the face on the upper or lower eyelid. As a rule, special caustic glue is used. It is absolutely safe, does not cause irritation and redness.
Glue for rhinestones on the face is applied pointwise, with the help of a cotton swab. First, it must first be squeezed onto a sheet of paper. Then in the glue dipped the stick and put a point in the area where it is planned to glue the stone. After that, using a pair of tweezers quickly fix the rhinestone. Similar actions are performed with the rest of the stones.
Than to paste pastes on hair
A wonderful addition to the festive hairstyle will be rhinestones in the hair. They are well suited for short hairstyles and long curls, complex styling and braided braids. For hair, you can choose a manicure or fabric cold-fixing rhinestones. Both are equally good at hairstyle.
Most girls for fixing stones on curls choose BF-6 - inexpensive medical glue. For rhinestones on hair style, a hair gel for super-strong fixation or special glue for eyelashes is also suitable. Using one of these tools, you can guarantee to fix stones for 6-8 hours.
If you need to glue the rhinestones for a longer period of time, then they are applied top colorless nail polish on top of them. In this case, to remove the stones from the hair, you will need a special liquid to remove the varnish or acetone, which is quite unhelpful for the hair.
To paste the rhinestones, a strand up to 10 hairs is highlighted. The glue is applied with a cotton swab on the stone and a little on the strand itself, after which it is fixed with a second rhinestone from the back of the hair bundle. Thus, when decorating the hairdo, stones are used in pairs.
How to paste crystals on glass
Before you begin to decorate the glass with rhinestones, the substrate must be degreased with alcohol. Glue for crystals on the glass is applied directly to the stone. For this, it is better to use a toothpick. After the glue is applied to the rhinestones, it can be glued to the glass, gently pressing it down for firm fixation.
In a similar sequence, the rest of the glass is decorated. After the adhesive has dried, the object can be used for its intended purpose. In this way, you can decorate glass frames for photos, candlesticks, etc.
Bonding rhinestones on fabric
Before starting work, the fabric should be washed without using an air conditioner or antistatic. Otherwise, you can treat a separate area of matter with alcohol. This will allow degreasing the fabric and tighten the paste.
To create a drawing on clothes, it is transferred to the fabric with a tracing paper, in which small holes are made in the places where the rhinestones are to be placed. The stones themselves are held with tweezers with thin paws. Then special glue is applied to it on the fabric and carefully applied to the fabric. It is necessary to gently press down the stone to fix it well. If there are too many glues on the crystals, it must first be removed with a sheet of paper. If this is not done, then the picture on the fabric will look sloppy.
Working with rhinestones is not difficult, but as a result, you can get a unique thing, hair, manicure or make-up. The main thing - do not save when choosing a glue and use it strictly for the purpose.