Cocktail Glass Rhinestone Embellishment Project With Preciosa Crystals
February 22, 20232 min read
Crystal embellishing onto glass or clear plastic is considered intermediate in difficulty because everything is very visible. We intend to offer you tips and tricks in this guide that will help you keep your glue work tidy and achieve a neat finish. Follow the instructions below to create this fabulous Cocktail Glass embellished with Preciosa Crystals. A great way to celebrate a birthday or special occasion for a friend or loved one.
The full list of Preciosa crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Fill the Crystal FX Glue Syringe with enough E6000 Plus Resin Glue for your project, be careful to not take more glue than you need. The easiest way to do this is to place the end of the syringe inside the nozzle of the E6000 Plus glue tube and pull the plunger on the syringe while gently squeezing the tube of glue. This will transfer the glue from the tube to the syringe with minimal mess and exposure to the air.
Once the glue is transferred you are likely to have a small air bubble in the syringe, hold the syringe vertically so that the bubble floats to the opening at top and gently push on the stopper, pushing the air out until there is only glue left inside. You can then attach the needle tip, completing the syringe.
Use the loaded syringe to squeeze out a thin layer of glue onto the glass, drawing out your chosen design and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes to get tacky. Be careful to not apply too much, otherwise you will risk the glue running in unwanted directions. We also advise doing this stage in small sections when working on three dimensional objects to minimise the risk of accidentally touching the glue while it’s still wet.
Once the glue has had a few minutes to become tacky, pour the Crystal Faerie Unicorn Tears crystals over the glass allowing it to stick to the glue covered areas. Ensure you are holding the glass above a container that can catch any Preciosa crystals that are not caught by the glue. You might want to do this a few times to get maximum coverage. Tidy up the edges and let it dry overnight.