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Old 10-22-2010, 03:25
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Default Does Envirotex Lite Dissolve Swarovski Crystals?

Okay, I used the Envirotex to seal my bottlecap images, but I added some little swarovski crystals for some bling--and now they're GONE, the backing is still there (mine had a hotfix backing just in case that matters) but the actual crystal part is nowhere to be found.

At first I thought maybe they had just flipped over or something, but then I started looking and they were ALL gone even the bigger ones.

So.. what gives?

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i use swarovski all the time and never had that happen. are u sure they are real? cause that happens with the acrylic stones.
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That's what I was going to suggest, that they aren't actually swarovski's. I don't think anything like envirotex would gobble up crystal.
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i have used the acrylic ones before and you have to wait till the caps are in the sticky stage before you can add the crystals, cause otherwise it looks like they are gone.
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i use swarovski all the time and never had that happen. are u sure they are real? cause that happens with the acrylic stones.
I was going to say the same thing, I would say no they are not real it wouldnt eat a swarvoski crystal up like that..
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I was going to say the same thing, I would say no they are not real it wouldnt eat a swarvoski crystal up like that..
yeah, that's the conclusion I've come to. I think I got hosed on my ebay order.

I did some research, though, and yes-- envirotex will dissolve anything resin--so there you have it.

Good to know. So you think if I added it in at the sticky stage it would be okay?

I'll try that, thanks!
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Can you post a pic? What happens sometimes with mine is if I put too much resin on it doesn't actually eat the crystal what it does is stop the light from refracting on the angles of the crystal and that will make it appear to have melted. It appears to be a small blob.

But just like another poster said, wait until they're sticky then add it and don't cover the crystal with resin, then it is ok.
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Default Re: Does Envirotex Lite Dissolve Swarovski Crystals?

I haven't added bling to my caps yet I have been wanting to ... its good to know to get the real ones.
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yea the crystals need to be able to sit on top of the etlite, but it needs to be sticky enough for the stone to stick to it. i bought the cheap stones from hobby lobby and they work perfect
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yeah, that's the conclusion I've come to. I think I got hosed on my ebay order.
Ouch!

great info in this thread otherwise, sorry to hear about the ebay issue though.
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