Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's Rhinestones, flat backed pearls and many other types of embellishments can add dimension, elegance, pizzazz or whimsy to your etchings. Add them to centers of flowers, in border designs, snowflakes, bubbles, etc or as accents to frames, names and w
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Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's

Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's

Rhinestones, flat backed pearls and many other types of embellishments (some from the scrapbook section of your craft store) can add dimension, elegance, pizzazz or whimsy to your etchings.

Add embellishments to flowers, hearts, wedding or Christmas designs, 3 dimensionalize borders, bling out snowflakes, accent brackets and frames, stud out names and words to make the etching more elegant.

If you look at the picture of our Under the Sea Bath Set very closely, you will see that each piece has a delightful stream of bubbles floating up one side of the featured design. The bubbles have been enhanced with three sizes of glass rhinestones which add sparkle and dimension that draws your attention to the design. Adding embellishments like rhinestones will add some artistry and personality to the piece you are creating.



These are some basic supplies you will need:

#61-3340 Dazzle Tac Glue

#61-3501 Tweezers

Rhinestones, flat backed, pearls or other flat backed embellishments (glass, crystal or Swavorsky crystal rhinestones look best)

Scrap of tin foil

Tooth pick



1. A word about working with Dazzle Tac or other glass glues

Work with tiny amounts of glue at a time and work with one cluster of stones at a time. You do not need much glue to set the stones. The glue dries very quickly and gets gummy and stringy as it drys out, so it is a lot easier to work with when freshly squeezed out of the tube. You also will not waste as much glue this way. If you get any excess glue on the glass or end up with glue strings, be patient and allow it to dry on the glass (removing wet glue smears and is harder to clean up). Once dry, gently scrape it off with a craft knife. Clean up the remaining spot with glass cleaner sprayed on a piece of paper towel (not directly on the vase).

Allow stones to dry 24 hours before cleaning the glass. Hand wash only. (note: adhesive backed rhinestones will only stay on glass temporarily and will fall off in dish water or with glass cleaner. We suggest using ones without adhesive and gluing them on. If your rhinestones are adhesive backed, remove the adhesive (usually not hard to pull off with your craft knife) before gluing them on the glass.

2. Preparing the toothpick as a pick up tool (you can also use tweezers, but the toothpick method works better for very small stones

Squeeze out a tiny dab of glue onto a scrap of tin foil. Dip one end of the toothpick into the glue and scoop up a small bead of glue. Allow the glue to dry. This end will be used to pick up the rhinestones (glue will be tacky enough pick them up).

3. Applying the rhinestones:/p>

Squeeze another tiny dab of glue onto the tin foil. Using the clean end of the toothpick, pick up bead of glue and apply the dot the glue by lightly tapping the end of the toothpick on the glass. As you pull back on the toothpick, gently twirl the toothpick to break off any strings that want to form. The dots should be smaller than the size of the rhinestones.

Turn the toothpick around to the sticky end where the dried glue is. Stick the end of the glued end onto the face of the rhinestone and pick it up. Place the rhinestone over the dot of glue and gently press down until the rhinestone releases the toothpick and is firmly set in the glue.

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Article Posted: 05/11/2018 12:10:01 PM

Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's
Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's
Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's
Tip - Embelish Your Etching with Rhinestone's
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