I love all things bling. I use tons of rhinestones/jewels.
I usually buy the self-adhesive ones. I had some jewels by Queen & Co. that weren't and I just used a small glue dot. You could probably use a liquid glue like KI gloo (dries clear) or Diamond Glaze , but not one like the ZIG Glue pen.
glue sticks can barely hold paper on after a while, they won't work for rhinestones long term.
I like to use mini Glue Dots , really works well. I also use dots of liquid glue (I like Glossy Accents or Tombo w)to stick them in place.
I would advise you not to use glue sticks at all really. After a few years, the glue turns brittle and things start to just fall apart. My early books (10+ years old) need to be redone where I used glue sticks!
Edited by Here Kitty on 07-28-08 06:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
I love using rhinestones. I often go to the fabric/jewelry section and buy them in bags. I like different colors, sizes, and shapes and will use them all. If they are large enough, I attach them with mini Glue Dots . Otherwise, KI gloo works really well.
I agree with Amy about the glue sticks. I have not tried them myself, but I've read several reviews saying not to use them for the same reason she outlined. For a general adhesive to put pics to my paper and so forth, I love Tombo . I found a site where I can get it for less than $3 per refill, so I buy in bulk.
I'm more than a little addicted to rhinestones right now... and stickles... I've got a thing for bling I guess...
I usually use mini Glue Dots , but I have it from a good source that my favorite tape runner Kokuyo will work in a pinch too.
I actually just started using them a few weeks ago on a birthday projects for a friend. I had know idea of how to attach them and had an unopened bottle of KI Gloo and tried it out and it worked perfectly. I'm glad to hear that I did it right on my first try. Watch out though they are addictive! I have boys and cant use them as much as I'd like but trust me I'm sticking them everywhere!
Oh man, now I wanna start using them :). I agree with staying away from glue sticks. I made an album 3 years ago using glue sticks because that was all I could afford. Last year I had to completely redo all of the adhesive because it came apart. Glue sticks just don't last.
next month, i will try to get a different adhesive. i went a lil over my 40 budget this month so i had to say no to adhesive. my paper storage box was more important at the moment. lol. glue is no good without paper.