The World's Brightest Rhinestone Crystal
The Dreamtime Crystal 2088 Flat Back Rhinestone from the Vigor Round collection marries the allure of a diamond with the flexibility of sustainable crystal. Glitter and gleam across the crowd and leave a lasting impression with your dance and designs. Dreamtime has achieved exceptional sparkle and light refraction in the Vigor Round cut that can be demonstrated scientifically, but is also evident to the naked eye. DC 2088 are round rhinestone crystals with a flat back that can be applied using an adhesive. Transform any design or dance costume into a magic work of brilliance.
Dreamtime Crystal DC 2088 Flat Back Rhinestone Blue Zircon Shimmer SS16 are an excellent choice if you are looking for:
- Crystals for dance costumes
- Crystals for bridal
- Crystals for wedding dresses
- Crystals for jewelry
- Crystals for t-shirts
- Crystals for equestrian
- Crystals for western
- Crystals for cheer uniforms
- Crystals for Pavé
- Glue on Crystals
- Glue on Crystals for Shoes
- Glue on Crystals for Clothes
The Dreamtime Flat Back crystal will never leave you without inspiration!
Crystal Design and Shape
The brightest crystal in the world, the DC 2088 is designed with a flat surface on the backside, making it easy to glue to your designs in many different places. The DC 2088 is made with a crystal lead-free formula. With this refined formula and the latest stone cutting technology, the DC 2088 has been scientifically proven to shine brighter than any crystal in the world.
Choosing Your Crystal Color
Dreamtime Crystal DC 2088 Flat Back Rhinestone Blue Zircon Shimmer SS16 is also available in 70+ different colors. The Crystal color is the most popular color and is often referred to as the “clear” or “diamond” colored rhinestone. If you have seen an item blinged out in rhinestones, there is a very good chance that it was done in the crystal color with crystals from Dreamtime Crystal.
Choosing Your Crystal Size
Choosing the right size of flatback crystal is sometimes daunting as they come in so many sizes. The 20ss Crystal size is very good for general flat backing and surface covering. About the size of a hole punch, this size is great for covering large surfaces in a faster time while keeping a detailed amount of sparkle. The DC 2088 Crystal is currently available in sizes 12ss - 48ss. Large sizes from ss30 to ss48 are excellent for adding impressive accents to your jewelry and accessories, while smaller sizes such as 12ss – 20ss are great for fine detail and fill work. See our crystal sizing chart to decide which is the best crystal size for your design. If you need smaller crystals than ss12, please check out our DC 2058 line. They range in size from ss3 to ss9.
How to Apply Crystals
Choosing the right adhesive for applying flatback crystals depends greatly on the surface you will be applying the stone to. For cotton and synthetic fabrics, the Dreamtime Creations Gemtac Adhesive is a great option, as is the new FabricTack, which will hold up through many washer and dryer exposures. E6000 adhesive is also a very popular choice for adhering to fabrics and hard surfaces, if you prefer glue without the smell of E6000, please try the MultiGrab360, it has been tested and CrystalNinja approved. If you plan on applying flatback crystals to fabric only, consider the DC 2038 and DC 2078 HotFix Crystals, which come pre-manufactured with a small amount of dried adhesive on the back. Adhesives on Hot Fix crystals are activated with a Hot Fix application tool or heat press. Hotfix stones make a great choice for making crystal transfers and appliqués. If you are applying the DC 2088 to metal, glass, or another hard plastic surface, a two-part epoxy is a great solution. Two-part rhinestone epoxy offers durability and strong bonds to nonporous surfaces because of the chemical reaction that takes place during the hardening process.
Applying Dreamtime crystal rhinestones to leather can be done with rivets or rim sets. You can also use the glue that CrystalNinja developed for leather and rubber called Ninja Suplerflex Adhesive. For more tips on applying crystal to leather, see our Leather Crystal Application page.
Application Tips and Tricks
1. If you are using Gemtac, FabricTack, Multi Grab 360, E6000, or Two-Part epoxy glues for your project, it is really helpful to use a small syringe for distributing your glue. This helps in getting the perfect amount of glue in the areas you need without extra glue bleeding out on the back side of your crystal. For crystals ss12 to ss20 only a small dot about the size of a toothpick is required.
2. Apply your glue to the surface area first, then place your crystals on top of the glue.
3. When applying a large group of crystals to a surface, work in rows from left to right so that you can straighten the edge design as you go.
4. Tools like tweezers, wax dop sticks, and the Crystal Katana, are really helpful in picking up and placing stones where you need them to go with precision.
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