Types of rhinestones

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There are three types of rhinestone, flat back rhinestones, hotfix rhinestones and sew-on rhinestones.

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Types of rhinestones

  1. 1. Rhinestones typesThere are three types of rhinestone, flat back rhinestones, hotfix rhinestones and sew-onrhinestones.Flat Back Rhinestones: These are available as foiled or un-foiled, the un-foiled are often used forsetting into jewelry pieces where it’s desirable for the light to be able to pass through the crystal.The foil backed crystals are the most popular kind and can be applied to just about anything witha little adhesive and some imagination.Hotfix Rhinestones: Are just like the foil backed rhinestones with a ready applied adhesivebacking, they can be applied with heat either from a hotfix applicator or an iron with the steamturned off.Sew on Rhinestones: As the name suggests sew on rhinestones are just stitched into the designor in the case of jewelry making they can be linked together with jump rings or wire. They lookmuch the same as flat back rhinestones but with a hole each side of the crystal.Source from:http://www.webeads.com/types-of-rhinestone/

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