Which Glue Is Best For Your Embellishment Project?
April 27, 20222 min read
It's possibly one of our most frequently asked questions. You wish to embellish an object and maybe it's wood, plastic, metal, glass, rubber, leather or fabric... but which glue is best? When there are so many great options it’s easy to end up unsure, so let us take you on a guided tour of a most popular options that can all be found in our glue section.
Gem-Tac is a classic strong Tacky Glue that every crafter should keep in their kit and is perfect for jewellery making and repair. Gem-Tac is sold individually and in a pack of six and the tubes come with an inbuilt precision applicator nozzle, making it perfect for delicate glue work where you are placing one crystal at a time. Please note that Tacky glue is water based so it is most suitable for items that you do not intend to wash with soap and water in future.
The CG500 is a Resin Glue that's perfect for hard wearing Sparkle like Serinity Flatback Crystals on your favourite water bottle. It comes in two tubes, one contains the Epoxy Resin and the other contains Hardener. When you mix the two together in a 1:1 ratio it becomes a glue and you have several hours of work time before it sets. For best results the glue will need to sit overnight to fully set and we recommend you wear gloves whenever working with Resin Glue.
SuperTite Fusion Tack Adhesive is an industrial grade fabric glue that creates strong bonds on fabric as well as glass, plastic, leather and wood. Once dry it is clear, permanent and hand washable making it perfect for customising clothes and fabric accessories. When using this glue in the studio we find the nozzle can be a bit wide for detailed work, so we recommend the 10ml applicator bottle sold separately to get those finer dots of glue.
The Ninja Supertite SuperFlex Glue is resin based and is great for when you need a super strong bond that is also flexible, making it perfect for rubber or leather. If you want to add a splash of Estella Crystals to your best pair of shoes this is the glue for you. Please be aware that once mixed, this glue has a one minute work time and a five minute cure so it's best for quick fixes or big crystals.
The video below on the Bluestreak Crystals YouTube channel provides an quick overview of the glues available in our online shop:
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