Originally Posted by kvicta
I have the hotfix tool from michaels. Bought a ton of the hotfix rhinestones..this is the problem..how the heck do you use these things with out getting glue all over the center of the flower? or all over the rhinestones and now there is no shine? I use whatever tip is the same as the size of rhinestone..HELP!!!
I use a hotfix tool also to put my swarovski crystals onto my flowers and such, I noticed that cheaper hotfix stones, because of the heat, melt and that is why you get a dull look. On certain items I use E600 on the lower quality stones to get them to adhere, but for my hotfix tool I only use swarovski stones, never had a problem. I either place the stone with my fingertips, or with tiny pliers or even eyebrow plucker, then when my tool is nice & hot I place the tool over it (it has to be about the size size or exact size) and it glues cleanly. HTH