|Country of Origin||Czech Republic|
|Size||ss16 (3.80-4.00 mm)|
This mood-ring-like shade was developed over several months with the prestigious Czech Academy of Sciences and contains trace amounts of a rare-earth metal called neodymium causing the crystals to appear differently under natural and synthetic light wavelengths.
The Preciosa® MAXIMA Machine Cut (MC) Chaton Rose Flat Back is the most brilliant cut that Preciosa offers. This premium, lead-free product line meets the highest industry standards of quality and ecological certification. Preciosa employs the most advanced technologies and several internationally patented processes to achieve the level of precision that gives this product its unparalleled sparkling aesthetic.
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 washes and dryer exposures. E6000 adhesive is also a very popular choice for adhering to fabrics and hard surfaces, if you prefer a 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 Preciosa HotFix, 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 Preciosa Maxima to a metal, glass, or other 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. We also offer a large variety of tools for applying crystal to nails.
Applying Preciosa Maxima crystal rhinestones to leather can be done with rim sets. You can also use the glue that CrystalNinja had developed for leather and rubber called Ninja Suplerflex Adhesive. For more tips on applying crystal to leather, see our Leather Crystal Application page.
Crystal 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.
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