Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! This week’s tip is related to last week’s.
When washing rhinestone costumes, avoid soaking them for too long.
If you used a white glue, like Gem-Tac, even if you’ve let it cure for a good long time, immersing it in water for an extended time can rehydrate and thus soften the glue. Your rhinestones might loosen, shift, or fall off (or worse, partially fall off, leaving part of the foil backing behind.). The good news is, if you catch it in time, just leave it to dry and soon the glue will set back up again.