What is the best glue for rhinestones?

There are many different ways to glue rhinestones and it can be difficult to know which adhesives to use based on what surface you are gluing the rhinestones to. In order to take the guesswork out of it, here are the best adhesives for rhinestones.

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Bestseller No. 1
B-7000 Glue Clear for Rhinestone Crafts, Jewelry and Bead Adhesive B7000 Semi Fluid High Viscosity Glues for Clothes Shoes Fabric Cell Phones Screen Repair Metal Stone Nail Art Glass (4x15 ml/0.5 oz)
  • ✅Why Choose B7000 Tacky Glue? ✅B-7000 rhinestone glue can isolate gas, liquid and air flow, which is transparent, waterproof and highly elastic. The flexible jewelry glue can be stretched without breaking and is extremely durable. Moreover, the semi fluid transparent glue dries crystal clear and rock hard. It is great for gluing crystals and metal to metal jewelry components alike, also suitable for DIY a variety of handwork jewelry and hand craft to make personal style jewelry.
  • ✅Easy to apply, Built-in Tip✅ Tube of clear gel glue is nozzle design, it has a precision open needle top for pin point application. Plus, the cap has a pin in it so the craft glue never gets dried out and is always ready for use. Moreover, the rhinestone glue dries out crystal clear and rock hard. It is great for gluing crystals and metal to metal jewelry components alike.
  • ✅Multi-Function B7000 Adhesive Glue✅ B7000 Glue can permanently adhere a variety of materials, which is great self-leveling adhesive for jewelry making, acrylic nails art, toys repair, phones screen, tablet, small electronic components (like Bluetooth headsets), metal, glass, leather, rubber, fiber, paper, ceramics, wood, cloth, textile, nylon, PVC, leather, household uses and other crafts repair purposes. Allows Small Adhesive drops for fine, precise, controlled and no mess Applications.
  • ✅How To Use? ✅The solid content of 30%-35% and strong adhesion allow Cruzix jewelry glue to adhere to more surfaces than silicone, acrylic and rubber glues. When use it, just apply fabric glue evenly on the surface of the pieces, then apply a little pressure to make it glue, and wait at least 24 hours to fully cure. Warmly Tips: when use it, please keep clean of the surface, and store the b7000 glue away from the children.
  • ☎Friendly Service ☎ When you receive the B7000 craft super adhesive glue was damaged or some accessories were missing, please do not hesitate to contact us, we promise that we can help you solve the problem within 24 hours.
Bestseller No. 2
Aleene's Liquid Fusion Clear Urethane Adhesive, 4-Ounce, Package May Vary
  • Available in 4 ounce and 2 ounce bottles, Liquid fusion clear urethane adhesive 4 ounce
Bestseller No. 3
Beacon Adhesives Gem Tac Permanent Adhesive, 2-Ounce
  • Bonds rhinestones, crystals, sequins, and more to fabrics and accessories
  • Great for fabric, gems, glitter, pearls, plastic, rhinestones, studs, leather, vinyl, wood
  • Dries crystal clear
  • Great for Bonding Gems, Laces, Fabric and Trims to Surfaces
  • Dry Time - 1 Hour
SaleBestseller No. 4
B7000 Jewelry Glue with Rhinestones for Clothes, 4500Pcs Craft Rhinestones Gems with Clear Rhinestone Glue for Fabric with Wax Picker Pencil and Tweezers for Crafting Jewelry Making and Nail Art
  • 【What You Get】Shynek B7000 rhinestones & glue tools kit comes with 3 boxes of crystal rhinestones in different colors, 4pcs 0.3fl.oz glue for jewelry making, 5pcs double end ball stylus tips art dotting pens, 1pcs double-ended brush & dotting tool, 1pcs wax picker pencil and 1pcs tweezer. Perfect for metal bead stone crafting, jewelry making and nail art projects.
  • 【Charming Crystal Rhinestones】The multi-sized crafts rhinestones contain 1 box of clear rhinestone gems, 1 box of AB color crystal rhinestones and 1 box colorful acrylic flatback rhinestones, with multi-faceted cutting, sparkling and high brightness. Total 4500pcs craft rhinestones are enough for decorating your nail art, eye makeup, body art, phone, bags, greeting cards, clothes, shoes, or other items.
  • 【Jewelry Bead Adhesive Glue】The clear glue for rhinestones designed with a tiny needle for easy operation and precise controlled. Full transparency craft glue dries clear with clean and gloss finish, won’t yellow over time, Slow drying glue features high elasticity and strong stickiness, drying time is 6-10 minutes. Dry totally after 24 hours.
  • 【Convenient to Use】The rhinestones picker pencil and tweezer help you easily pick up and set rhinestones in all of your jewelry, nail art design, and scrapbooking projects. Dual-use dotting tools have 2 different ends, the multi-sized stainless-steel dotting tips are great for producing dots, drawing lines and blending colors on nails, helping you to make your own nail art styles. The brush hair tip is made of soft nylon and works well with regular nail polish and gel.
  • 【Widely Applications】The rhinestone and glue tool set can permanently adhere a variety of materials, perfect for jewelry making, nails art, metal, glass, rubber, paper, ceramics, wood, leather, household uses and other crafts repair purposes
Bestseller No. 5
B7000 Adhesive Rhinestones Glue for Crafts, 2PCS 110ml / 3.7 fl oz B7000 Clear Glue with 5 Dotting Pen Tool, Wax Pencil and Tweezer, Jewelry Glue for DIY Craft Makeup Shoes Jewelry Making Nail Art
  • 【New Upgraded B7000 Glue Kit】The Jewlery Glue Kit contains 2pcs 110ml clear rhinestone glue, 5pcs 2 way dotting pen tools, 1pc wax pencil and 1pc tweezer. This flexible adhesive glue clear for rhinestones, crafts, fabric, shoes, wall, phone screen, wigs, jewelry making, nail art rhinestone, crafting projects.
  • 【Anti-clogging Cap & Precision-Tips】Rhinestone glue for crafts with needle designed cap prevents clogging, ultra-fine tip allows small adhesive glue drops well controlled. This b7000 glue clear for rhinestones is suit for fine, precise, controlled and mess-free applications.
  • 【B7000 Professional Jewelry Glue for Crafts】B-7000 jewlery glue has high-strength viscosity. Compared with e6000 glue, B7000 rhinestone glue is a new type of transparent jewelry special glue, which is more durable and stick more firmly. The high solid content ensures that the glue will not be yellow over time, strong and waterproof. It only takes 3 minutes to dry at room temperature and it can be completely cured in 24-48 hours.
  • 【Multi-Purpose Adhesive B7000 Glue】This multipurpose craft glue works well on most surfaces, ideal for cell phones, rhinestones crafts, wedding makeup, jewelry making, nails crafts, hair accessory, dress, shoes, wallet, bags, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, books, tablets, toys, metal, glass, rubber, fiber, paper, ceramics, wood, cloth, textile, nylon, PVC, leather and other materials.
  • 【Precision Glue Craft Tools】 Craft clear adhesive B-7000 glue 110ml comes with helpful tools for better bonding. This flexible adhesive glue is great for jewelry making, nail art rhinestone, and crafting projects. The wax pencil can pick up small size rhinestone, tweezer can pick up large size rhinestone, dotting tools are helpful to control the glue and also can use on nail art painting. You can practice or do nail art with the rhinestone glue kit or do some cell phone repairs.
The best glue overall for rhinestones is Beacon Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive because it is specifically designed for adhering embellishments to fabric, like rhinestones, among other things. It is a cost-effective adhesive that is permanent and dries completely clear. It is important to note, however, that while it is permanent and a great adhesive for rhinestones, it is water-based and therefore cannot be put in the wash as it will dissolve the adhesive.

Best Glue for Rhinestones on Hard Surfaces

Now, not everyone looking to glue rhinestones is looking to do so on fabric, there are other surfaces onto which rhinestones can be adhered. For adhering rhinestones to hard surfaces such as metal, the best glue is E6000 Craft Adhesive. E6000 Craft Adhesive is an extra-strong glue that is solid when dry, paintable, and even temperature resistant. It will hold rhinestones to whatever hard surface you need without any hassle and without losing its bond down the road. So your gorgeous rhinestone jewelry will last for a long, long time.

How to Glue Rhinestones to Fabric

Best Glue for Fine Detail Rhinestones

Not all rhinestones are created equal and putting together a rhinestone can be very difficult, tedious work, even more so when you have to glue small rhinestones. For fine detailing rhinestones, the best glue for the job is G-S Hypo Cement because it comes with a precision applicator that intricate designs with tiny rhinestones a breeze.

Best Waterproof Glue for Rhinestones

If you need an adhesive for your rhinestones that is waterproof, look no further than Gorilla Waterproof Fabric Glue. Gorilla Waterproof Fabric Glue is designed to not only be water-resistant but to hold its strong bond and flexibility even after being washed. With Gorilla Waterproof Fabric Glue you can not only affix rhinestones to fabric with a super strong bond, but you can also wash them more than once, which is something not many fabric glues and do.
The best overall adhesive for rhinestones is Beacon Gem-Tac. The best glue for rhinestones on hard surfaces is E6000. The best adhesive for fine detailing rhinestones is G-S Hypo Cement. And the best waterproof glue for rhinestones is Gorilla Waterproof Fabric Glue.
In theory, yes. But it very much depends on the super glue as some may not be washable and others may have a difficult time adhering to fabric. Check the properties of your super glue before you use it for your rhinestones.
It takes a full 24 hours for Gorilla Waterproof Fabric Glue to cure, so don’t wash or get wet until after the glue has fully cured.
Yes, only apply E6000 in a very well-ventilated area, if not outside. If inhaled, get to fresh air as quickly as possible and take deep breaths. Seek medical attention if you experience any respiratory distress.
Beacon Gem-Tac is not the best option for gluing rhinestones to acrylic nails it is not an instant adhesive and would take too long to fully cure.
No, when G-S Hypo Cement is fully cured, it is hard and so should not be used to glue rhinestones to materials that require flexibility, which is why it is the perfect glue for hard surfaces like metal and ceramic.
Woman using a gluestick
Woman using a gluestick

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