If this is not possible, try softening the glue by wrapping the piece with a wet soapy cloth and let stand for several hours. If this doesn't work, repeat the process using baby oil. Acetone or isopropyl alcohol are other liquids often recommended for glue removal, although they are harsher treatments, so use caution when handling.
Once the rhinestone(s) has been removed from the metal setting, while using caution, a needle file can be used to carefully clean any excess glue from the metal. Clean the metal with ODX Degreaser then allow the metal to dry completely before gluing in a new rhinestone. To glue a replacement foil-back rhinestone into the setting, use Devcon 2-part Jeweler’s Epoxy or Jewel Bond™ adhesive as they will not harm the foil.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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