What is the difference in using E6000 glue when adding rhinestones?

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fabric. I am using elmers glue and it seems to be working great..But I am afraid, it might melt off in the hot summertime.???
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  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 29, 2017
    I would be nervous about the durability and lasting use of elmer's glue. E-6000 is purposed for fabric. You know it will last. Elmer's glue might work now but it's probable that the rhinestones will fall off down the line. I say invest now so that you're safe rather than sorry!

  • Liz Liz on May 29, 2017
    thanks so very much

  • Charly Charly on May 29, 2017
    Elmers Glue is water based. It's not meant to last. E6000 is the better choice. And if the fabric needs to be washed, a gentle hand wash and air dry can be done.

  • Liz Liz on May 30, 2017
    thanks

  • Sonia Sonia on May 31, 2017
    I agree with the other responders Elmer's glue is not for clothing. You might also check for glue that has a little stretch.

  • Andrea Packo Andrea Packo on May 31, 2017
    Elmer's will dissolve in water. And crack if dried. E 6000 is used by jewelers so you know it is reliably more permanent.

  • Liz Liz on May 31, 2017
    thank you!

  • Lyn Buerger Lyn Buerger on May 31, 2017
    E6000 is a great glue but it is not meant for everything. It tries flexible but I have had it dissolve the back off of some rhinestones. Elmers used to have a formula that made it dry brittle so it was not good for some projects, but it has changed over the past few years and is not more flexible. If elmers is working for you I see no reason to change. Year ago, when painting my clothes and that was before they was fabric paint I used the paint to stick on my rhinestones. I have shirts today (I should be ashamed to admit) that I did in this method and they are still holding fast.

  • Keree LaBelle Keree LaBelle on May 31, 2017
    E6000 glue holds gems on glass and porcelain but often flows through the fabric to the other side. All glues are not created equal. You may have to experiment. Stores like Michael often have charts on what glue is best for the medium you are using

  • Liz Liz on May 31, 2017
    thanks so much!