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Using gems

Posted by flagtruck (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 3, 08 at 13:32

Mermaid and others, I noticed that you don't like to grout around gems....somewhere a year or so ago I read a tip about that and will pass it on as it has worked for me.
When using gems,glue the top or curved side down, this places more of the gem at the height of your other tess and grouting is a breeze.

I too was digging out the grout around the rounds, then tried this and it is a breeze...
good luck,Carol


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RE: Using gems

How simple! Does the grout show very much where it goes under the curve, or do you use enough adhesive to fill that gap? Gotta try this one soon....

Pat


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I have been contemplating trying this too


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That sounds like a sure winner...gonna try it next time and see how I like it. Thanks.

Be Safe,


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Just grout as usual and it will fill itself in...sure is a nice look.


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Great tip! Gonna try that next time. Thanks, Flag!


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Flag, thanks for that tip, will try on next project. Sounds so much easier.

Do you have a pix of what that looks like? You mean I don't have to curse while grouting anymore?? LOL


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Mermaid, I just posted pix of plant stands I finished, you can see the gems on them...looks the same, just round and shiny and not so much grout to dig out.


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