My Hot Fix Rhinestones look cloudy - Why?
Common question when working with Swarovki's older articles.

Sometimes the earlier articles of Swarovski's Hot Fix rhinestones may look cloudy and not shiny. These stones have the gray or gray/green adhesive on them - article 2000, 2012 & 2028. This is NOT a problem! Simply heat up your rhinestones, place them on your fabric, and when you're finished with your project and the rhinestones have sat for 24 hours, simply gently wipe them off with a slightly damp cotton cloth. This will remove the film and the rhinestones will sparkle beautifully!

Another note - make sure the glue is COMPLETELY melted before you place it on your project. Sometimes the glue on these rhinestones can be stubborn. So be patient when working with them.