Swarovski Xilion Rose Hot Fix
Swarovski's Hot Fix glue - on the back of all of these - is the state of the art in heat-activated adhesives. It is formulated to meet strict European standards for non-toxicity in both the actual adhesive, and the manufacturing process.
The glue is designed to stick to porous fabrics (so - not so good on vinyl) - and is washable. I have t-shirts that the fabric is starting to wear out - but the crystals are still going strong!
They are not recommended for leather - as leather may have a colour coating that can come off and take the crystal with it. Also - heating the leather - not so practical. You can, however, also glue these crystals on with a suitable glue if you can not heat the item you are attaching to, or it is not porous.
We have a heat-press in the store, you can attach these with the beJeweller, or you can use a household iron.
SS 5 are ridiculously tiny - equivalent to PP 11, or 1.7 - 1.8 mm, or 0.067 - 0.071 inches.
SS 8 are tiny - equivalent to PP 17, they are 2.3 - 2.4 mm, or 0.091 - 0.095 inches.
Hot-fixable Swarovski flatbacks. SS 10 are equivalent to PP 21, and are 2.70 - 2.80 mm or 0.106 - 0.11 inches.
Hot-fixable Swarovski rhinestones. SS 12 are equivalent to PP 24, and are 3.00 - 3.20 mm or 0.12 - 0.13 inches.
Hot-fixable Swarovski flatbacks. SS 16 are 3.80 - 4.00 mm or 0.15 - 0.16 inches.
Hot-fixable flatback Swarovski. SS 20 are 4.60 - 4.80 mm or 0.18 - 0.19 inches.
Hot-fixable Swarovski flatbacks. SS 30 are a nice size - large enough to handle easily. 6.40 - 6.60 mm or 0.25 - 0.26 inches.
SS 34 are biggish - 7.20 - 7.40 mm or 0.28 - 0.29 inches.
Hotfixable Swarovski Flatbacks. SS 40 are large, 8.40 - 8.70 mm or 0.33 - 0.34 inches.