The flexible, easy application method
Application Videos — How to use the gluing method
How the Gluing application works
There are many ways to use the gluing method to adhere Swarovski crystals to your jewelry, fashion or home décor creations — and it’s important to know which method works best. They all create a strong bond between materials and the Swarovski rhinestones, resulting in a long–lasting, durable adhesion that enhances your work with unforgettable sparkle.
Our Swarovski glues are strong, two-component epoxy resin gluing systems for both foiled and unfoiled Swarovski crystals. To make sure the bond is strong, it’s important to follow the application steps in the right order. The most common reasons for crystals becoming detached are inappropriate areas of application, poorly produced cavities, unsuitable gluing systems, and insufficient quantities of glue.
Many Swarovski crystals require cavities in order to be applied to materials to secure a stylish, long-lasting application. The cavity makes it easy to glue properly and ensures higher protection of the crystal against mechanical and chemical stress. Cavity production methods include drilling, milling, water jet cutting and casting.
Suitable product categories for the gluing application of Swarovski crystals
Simply round crystals
Round Stones are loose crystal elements offered in a range of sizes, cuts and colors. Most are pointed on the reverse, making them easy to fit into metal claw settings or glue into pre-cast cavities.Discover all Round Stones products
Fancy Stones are offered in numerous shapes ranging from classical gemstone-inspired cuts to progressive trend cuts. They come in a huge assortment of different sizes and colors and can be glued into pre-cast cavities or used in metal settings.Discover all Fancy Stones
Crystal Pearls' crystal core and unique silky coating match the look and feel of real pearls. Their resistance to abrasion, perfume, perspiration and UV makes them extremely durable. Select from myriad colors, shapes and sizes, either knotted or threaded.Discover all Crystal Pearls
Flat Backs No Hotfix
Crystals with extra brilliance
Flat Backs No Hotfix are loose crystal elements backed with platinum foiling for extra brilliance and protection. These Flat Backs are easy to apply and are available in a multitude of sizes, colors, shapes, and cuts.Discover all Flat Backs No Hotfix products
Pendants have timeless elegance and are available in a large range of classical and avant-garde cuts and shapes, as well as many colors and effects. Pendants offer a whole range of design possibilities thanks to their easy application.Discover all Pendants products
The application manual e–book — Everything you need to know to apply Swarovski products with gluing
There are many ways to use the gluing method. Start here to learn how to choose the right method for your materials, how to properly prepare your materials, what steps to follow and more.