Tips and Techniques
Instructions for adhering JewelCraft products
• Sew beads to your layout using DMC floss or any of the thin fibers available on the market today.
• String beads onto a thin gauge of wire, then poke the end of the wire through to the back of the page and tape
the ends down.
• Cut or punch double-sided tape into desired shape, then pour beads over the tape and rub lightly to make them
• Glue beads down one at a time using a clear-drying adhesive, such as Memory Mount.
• Use a paintbrush to spread a large amount of clear-drying adhesive then pour beads over the glue.
• Mini Glue-Dots are the perfect size to adhere the 34mm and 40mm round rhinestones, the triangular
rhinestones, and the navette shape.
• Craft Glue-Dots (in the red box) give just the needed coverage for the heart and square shaped rhinestones
and the 48mm round ones.
• The 20mm round rhinestone is so small that even the Mini Glue-Dot would be too large for it, so use a clear-
drying glue to adhere it.
• One final way to hold the rhinestones in place would be to place them on your layout and wrap them with wire.
To do this, pierce four holes in the cardstock around the rhinestone (use a tack or piercing tool). Crisscross
wire over it and tape the wire on the back of the layout.
• Adhere mirrors using Mini Glue-Dots or a small amount of liquid adhesive.
• Wrap mirrors with wire to hold them to your layout.
• Use an anywhere hole punch to make a hole where you’re planning to place the eyelet. Slide the eyelet in the
hole, hold it in place, then flip the cardstock over. Slide the washer (washers are included in the eyelet
package) over the stem of the eyelet. Next, place the eyelet setter in the open stem of the eyelet. Make sure
you have a good, heavy hammer and a hard surface to pound on, and firmly tap the eyelet setter 2-3 times.
The washer will curl over the stem of the eyelet for a clean, rounded finish.
• Use Mini Glue-Dots to adhere sequins to your layout one at a time.
• If you want to create a random or “spilled” look with sequins, use a spray adhesive to spray the area you plan
to cover. Then, pour sequins over the glue and spread them out to the desired thickness. Place a sheet of
vellum or another type of acid-free clear transparency (you can cut a page protector) over the area with the
sequins and the spray adhesive.
• String sequins on wire or floss. Tie a knot before and after each sequin to hold it in place. Try stringing beads
and sequins together for an interesting look.
• Sew sequins to your layout using floss. You can also sew through the center hole in the sequin, string a single
bead onto the floss, then thread the needle back down through the same hole, and the bead will hold the
sequin in place.
• Nailheads have four or five prongs on the back. Place your layout on a forgiving surface, such as a mouse pad
or a self-healing mat. Set the nailhead in place on your layout, then gently push the prongs through the paper.
Flip the layout over and use your fingers or a pair of pliers to bend the prongs. You can bend them in towards
the center, or outwards. The only time you specifically wouldn’t want to bend them outward is if you are placing
the nailheads in layers of vellum and you would still be able to see through the vellum to see the prongs. Once
you have bent the nailheads over, you can hit them once with a hammer to flatten them out.
Caviar Beads (Iron-Ons)
• To iron the caviar beads onto clothing, follow the detailed instructions included in the package.
• To adhere the caviar beads to a layout, you would simply glue them on with a clear-drying adhesive or attach
them with Glue-Dots—there’s no need to iron them on your page.
• Place a Glue-Dot or a Pop-Dot behind the charm to hold it in place.
• String charms on fiber strands, wire, floss, or thin ribbon.
• Sew charms on your layout using floss or wire that matches your background page color.
• Use double-sided tape along the length of the appliqué trims.
• Adhere the fabric appliqués with Hermafix tabs, Glue-Dots, or clear-drying adhesive.