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View Swarovski rhinestones 2. This is a plastic wand with a wax bud one side and pointed end the other, it makes picking up rhinestones very simple. View Jewel setter 3. You will either require a small piece of fine sandpaper or an emery board.
It should be used in a well ventilated area with a mask for protection from the harmful fumes. View e glue 5. Small wooden stick used for pushing back cuticles. Isopropyl alcohol rubbing alcohol: Used for degreasing a surface by removing any traces of oil and grease and dries very quickly.
To add the crystals to. Which adhesive should I use? There are 2 adhesives that are mainly used for converse, Gemtac and e both of which provide a strong bond when the surface is prepared correctly. For this tutorial I have used e which is an industrial strength glue, but has very strong fumes with some nasty chemicals in.
If you need to remove the crystals use an Acetone based nail varnish remover and gently wipe over the crystallized area and it will eat away the glue. Keep doing this and the entire glue and crystals will come away from the toe you can then wipe over the surface to ensure there is no glue left on there and leave it to dry.
As regards the crystals carefully remove the adhesive from the crystals I use some cotton wool and apply the nail varnish remover to it. It may take a few minutes but you will be left with all your crystals as good as new and just a little adhesive and some time lost.
Leave the acetone to completely evaporate before starting again!! I just make a circular motion around the crystal being careful not to touch any of the adhesive between the crystals.
Do one or two circles around the crystal and then wipe away with a cotton cloth and the adhesive should be removed from the crystal face and the sparkle restored.
Place the Swarovski crystals on a surface faceted shiny face up. For the sake of this tutorial size 12 kids converse takes crystals per foot crystals in total 2.
Once the surface has been prepared it will provide a much better platform for the adhesive to bond with. Wipe the rubbery powder from the toe. With a Clean dust free part of the cotton cloth clean the surface of the toe with some alcohol to remove any grease, oil or dust.
Because the fluid is alcohol it will dry very quickly and leave no residue.
Adding the crystals 1. Using the opposite end of the jewel setter apply enough adhesive to add half a row of rhinestones from the fabric to the tip of the toe. With the orange stick press the crystal firmly into the adhesive and position the crystal to continue a row of crystals around the outer edge of the toe.
Continue this process add crystals to the adhesive with the jewel setter and then pressing them into the adhesive with the orange stick. Add two or three crystals at a time, then position.
Once the crystals reach the top of the toe, add adhesive to the other half of the toe edge to complete the first row of crystals. Its then a good idea to complete the crystals around the outer edge of the toe to give a clean edge to the design.
Continue adding rows of crystals until the surface is completely covered. For this tutorial the gaps have been filled with ss12 rhinestones of which 4 in total were required. With the cotton cloth buff the crystals to remove any wax residue from the surface of the rhinestones, continue the process until the crystals are gleaming.
This is also a good stage to ensure that the crystals are glued firmly in place, if any crystals do come loose, just use a small dab of adhesive and add a new rhinestone to fill the gap. You should now have one completed pair of Swarovski Converse footwear, which will need to be left for 24 — 72 hours for the e to fully cure before worn.
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