Crystal rhinestones are available from GlitzOnline at 3 price points: Swarovski, Preciosa and GlitzStones. There is little to no difference in the brilliance under lights or on a stage. If you are on a budget, the GlitzStone selections are amazingly comparable to Swarovski. We also keep GlitzStones in many of the colors and shapes that Swarovski has discontinued.
Swarovski 2088 Flatback Crystal is a round flat backed crystal that
you can use for adding intense sparkle to just about any surface.
Also known as a Swarovski rhinestone, Swarovski crystal, or a
Swarovski Xirius Rose crystal, the Swarovski 2088 is the most
advanced flat-back crystal in the world. This crystal features
a glowing 16 facets and its brightness earned its name Xirius after
the brightest star in the galaxy. Swarovski has brought this crystal
one step closer to the diamond. These are very popular for
bridal, ballroom dance, Irish Dance, rodeo and any kind of costume
design. These are widely used in many industries, such as nail art,
electronics, automobiles, and so many more!
brightest Crystal in the world, the Swarovski 2088 is designed with a
flat surface on the back side, making it easy to glue to your designs
in many different places. An improvement on the Swarovski 2058 and
Swarovski 2028 crystals, the 2088 is made with the Advance Crystal
lead-free formula. With this refined formula and the latest stone
cutting technology, the Swarovski 2088 has been scientifically proven
to sparkle brighter than any crystal in the world.
crystals are available in over 150 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 decked out in
Swarovski crystal, there is a very good chance that it was done in
the crystal color.
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 faster time while
keeping a detailed amount of sparkle. The 2088 Swarovski Crystal is
currently available in sizes 12ss to 48ss. Large sizes from ss30 to
ss48 are excellent for adding impressive accents to your jewelry and
accessories, while smaller sizes such as 12ss to 20ss are great for
fine detail and fill work.
the right Adhesive for applying flatback crystals depends greatly on
the surface you will be applying the stone to. For
cotton and synthetic fabrics, E6000
also a very popular choice for adhering to fabrics and hard surfaces.
If you plan on applying flatback crystals to fabric only,
consider the Swarovski
2038 and 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 appliques. If you are applying the 2088 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.