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What findings do I need to make earrings with half-drilled beads?

- Virginia
When making a pair of earrings or a pendant using half-drilled beads, you need a finding that has a cup with a post or peg. The cup holds or cradles the half-drilled bead; the peg is used for mounting the half-drilled bead onto. These specific findings are designed to be used with glue. We recommend GS-Hypo Cement or Devcon 2-part Jeweler’s Epoxy due to their strength and ability to work with metal and many different bead materials.

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children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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