Flatback Rhinestones do not require a heat press. Flatback Rhinestones adhere to your finished product using an additional adhesive, like SuperTite Fusion Tack Glue, SuperTite-Grab360 Glue, or SuperTite Universal Eco Glue. Quality flatback rhinestones have a thin silver backing that needs adhesive to connect the rhinestones to your finished product. There are different coatings that can be found on flatback rhinestones. When looking for quality flatbacks, purchase rhinestones with a brushed silver backing over ones with a shiny silver backing. The brushed backing has a small amount of texture allowing the glue to adhere better to your finished product.
Material needed to use Flatback Rhinestones
Hot-fix Rhinestones are used in conjunction with a crafting heat press. Hot-fix Rhinestones are made with a glue covered disk on the back of the Rhinestone. This special Hot-fix adhesive adheres the rhinestone to fabric, or other specialty heat transfer materials once heat is applied. Always refer to the application setting for your particular stones and heat press for best results. Most Hot-fix Rhinestones can be applied at 325 degree Fahrenheit for 15 seconds, cool, peel and press again for 5-10 seconds. The 2nd press sets the stones and helps remove any l lifting that may happen when removing the sticky transfer tape.
Material needed to use hot-fix Rhinestones
Hot-fix Rhinestuds are also known as Octagons. Hot-fix Rhinestuds are a low-cost alternative to glass hotfix rhinestones. unlike rhinestones the hotfix Rhinestuds are made from a solid lightweight thin metal with a metallic-like finish. Hot-fix Rhinestuds are coated with their desired color or finish and do not reflect light in the same shimmering way that a true glass rhinestone does. Hot-fix Rhinestuds are used in conjunction with a crafting heat press and are are made with a glue covered disk on the back of the Rhinestud. This special Hot-fix adhesive adheres the rhinestud to fabric, or other specialty heat transfer materials once heat is applied.
Types of Rhinestones
The AB next to the rhinestone color stands for Aurora Borealis, named after the Northern Lights. AB Rhinestones are made of glass and are best known for having a beautiful array of blues, greens, reds, and violets that create a dazzling display much like you see in the sky. AB Rhinestones offer shimmering rainbows of color, the unique AB coating allows the stone to change appearance subtly depending on the surface it sits on and the angle from which you see it.
Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones
Swarovski is a name brand of Diamond-Cut glass Rhinestones. The Swarovski company is best know for manufacturing upscale jewelry and finished products using glass rhinestones in place of natural diamonds.
Diamond Cut Rhinestones
Diamond-Cut Hot-fix Rhinestones are made from premium glass crystal featuring 12-14 machine cut facets in each stone. They are sold in several sizes and varieties. Diamond cut stones refract light resulting in vibrant colors and an amazing shine. Diamond-Cut stones are available as both hotfix and flatback loose stones, as well as full rhinestone sheets. Diamond cut stones are OEKO-TEX certified .
Korean Low Lead Rhinestones
Korean Low-lead Hot-fix Rhinestones are made of beautiful low-lead glass featuring 8-11 machine cut facets, vibrant colors and an amazing shine. These stones are OEKO-TEX certified. OEKO-TEX (Sustainable Textile Production) is a worldwide certification system for environmentally friendly and socially responsible production facilities in the textile and clothing industry.