I've been making jewelry, necklaces and earrings now for a couple of years. I'd like to move into ear studs and rings using Swarovski crystals but I'm worried about messing up the crystals and the setting. Also what's the best glue?
Swarovski crystals can be glued onto posts using Loctite® 409 gel. This adhesive dries quickly, dries clear, does not run as it's in gel form and is waterproof.
Many ring bases and earring findings incorporate loops to which you can attach beads by placing them onto headpins then forming a secure wrapped loop.
- Molly Schaller, Jewelry-Making Expert