Glue Types and Information


There are a lot of glues out there for jewelry-making, so how do you pick the right adhesive for the job? See how to find our Glue Types and Information chart for easy reference.

Properties, uses and additional facts for more than 45 types of glues and adhesives.

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Aleene's Jewel-It Aleene's Jewel-It Clear • Fully Cured: 24 hours
• Washable: 7 to 10 days
Fabric, rhinestones, metal, glass, plastics, beads, pearls, sequins, glitter and appliques. Your embellished fabrics will still be machine washable if you use this adhesive. No
Aleene's Original Tacky Aleene's Original Tacky Cloudy • Tacky Hold: instantly
• Sets: 20 to 40 minutes depending on thickness
• Fully Cured: 12 hours
Felt, foam, wood, paper and ceramics. This can be diluted with water and used as a brush-on glue or as a sealant. No
Apoxie® Paste Apoxie® Paste
Slightly translucent
• Working time: 1 to 3 hours
• Sets: 6 hours
• Fully Cured: 24 hours
Foam, fabric, plastic, glass, wood, stone, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons. This waterproof paste can be tinted to match your designs. No
Apoxie® Sculpt Apoxie® Sculpt
Opaque
• Working time: 2 to 3 hours
• Fully Cured: 24 hours
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, metal, rhinestones and cabochons. This moldable adhesive is great for use in pavé designs. No
Araldite® Araldite®
Very light ivory color
• Working time: 90 minutes
• Sets: 8 hours
• Fully cured: 14 hours
Fabric, foam, paper, wood, plastic (except for polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon®), stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons. This two-part epoxy provides you with a waterproof connection. No
 
Crafter's Pick™ Jewel Bond™ Crafter's Pick™ Jewel Bond™ Glue Crystal clear • Sets: 24 hours
• Hand washable: 5 days
Fabric, stone, rhinestones, glass and cabochons. This is made specifically for embellishing fabric. No
Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue™ Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue™
Clear
• Grabs: within seconds
• Cured: 24 hours
• Bond strength continues to increase over time
Metal, gemstones, glass, plastics, bone, horn, fabrics and leather. This glue will always be flexible and never brittle when dry. Yes
Devcon® 5 Minute® 2-part Epoxy Devcon® 5 Minute® 2-part Epoxy Clear • Working time: 5 minutes
• Sets: 10 to 15 minutes
• Fully cured: 12 hours
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons. Mixing the equal parts is easier because of the syringe packaging. Yes
Devcon® 2 Ton® Clear, 30-minute, 2-part Epoxy Devcon® 2 Ton® Clear, 30-minute, 2-part Epoxy Clear • Working time: 8 to 12 minutes
• Sets: 30 minutes
• Fully cured: 12 hours
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons. This is as strong as the 5-minute version, but allows more working time. Yes
E6000® Extreme Tack™ E6000® Extreme Tack™ Clear • Fully cured: 8 hours
• Washable: 72 hours
Fabric, paper and wood. This glue lets you create repositionable dots of adhesive. No
 
E6000 Fabri-Fuse™ E6000 Fabri-Fuse™ Clear • Working time: 3 to 4 hours
• Fully dried: 8 hours
• Washable: 72 hours
Fabric This glue is very stretchable even when dry! No
E6000 Fray Lock™ E6000 Fray Lock™ Crystal clear • Working time: 3 hours
• Sets: 3.5 to 4 hours
• Fully cured: 8 hours
• Washable: 72 hours
Fabric This is great for locking in knots, quilting and more. No
E6000 Jewelry and Bead™ E6000 Jewelry and Bead™ Clear • Working time: 4 minutes
• Sets: 20 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 to 72 hours
Fabric, stone, glass and metal. Because this glue is flexible once dry, it makes a great choice for securing knots. Yes
E6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive E6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive Cloudy • Working time: 4 minutes
• Sets: 20 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 to 72 hours
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing. Flexibility when this glue dries helps to make sure it won't crack with movement. Available in clear, black, white and odorless. Yes
E6000 Spray Adhesive E6000 Spray Adhesive Translucent white • Sets: 1 to 3 minutes
• Fully cured: 1 to 5 hours
Leather, fabric, rubber, foam, vinyl, paper, wood, plastic and metal. This is odor free and cleans up with warm water. No
 
Epoxy 220 Epoxy 220 Transparent amber 12 hours at room temperature or 20 minutes under a heat lamp. Stone, ceramics, metal and cabochons. This is one of the strongest holds in jewelry adhesives. No
Epoxy 330 Epoxy 330 Clear with a blue tint 1 hour at room temperature or 10 minutes under a heat lamp. Stone, ceramics, metal and cabochons. This epoxy is a good choice for bonding gemstones to metal findings. Yes
Flip Flop Glue™ Flip Flop Glue™ Clear 24 hours Plastics, rubber, rhinestones, glass, fabric, leather and canvas. The long working time, water proof feature and flexibility when dry makes this perfect for stepping up summer style. No
Gem-Tac™ Adhesive Gem-Tac™ Clear • Sets: 1 hour
• Fully dried: 24 hours
Fabric, Wood, stone, pearls, plastic, rhinestones, leather and vinyl. This adhesive is a unique formula that strengthens when exposed to heat from a dryer. No
Genesis® Heat-Set Thick Medium Adhesive Genesis® Heat-Set Thick Medium Cloudy • Fully cured by baking at 250 - 280F Polymer clay (baked and unbaked). This was not originally designed as an adhesive, but a medium for paint from the same company. No
 
GORILLA™ Epoxy Impact-Tough™ Formula GORILLA™ Epoxy Impact-Tough™ Formula Clear • Working time: 5 minutes
• Set for light handling: 30 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Foam, wood, plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon), stone, glass, ceramics and metal. This water-resistant epoxy has a slight gap-filling quality that can be helpful when working with slightly uneven surfaces. No
GORILLA Glue Precision Pen GORILLA Glue Precision Pen Soft white • Working time: 5 to 10 minutes
• Sets: 30 to 60 minutes
• Light handling: 1 to 5 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Foam, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, and metal. This glue expands to 3 to 4 times the surface area you apply--a little goes a long way. No
GORILLA Super Glue Gel GORILLA Super Glue Gel Translucent • Sets: 10 to 30 seconds
• Light handling: 1 to 5 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Plastic (not polyethylene or polypropylene), wood, metal, ceramic, rubber, leather, paper, gemstones and glass. This thicker formula is great for vertical applications. No
GORILLA Super Glue Impact-Tough Formula GORILLA Super Glue Impact-Tough Formula Translucent • Sets: 10 to 30 second
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Wood, metal, stone, ceramics and plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon). Once you apply your pieces they can't be repositioned, but the fully dried glue can be sanded. No
G-S Hypo Cement G-S Hypo Cement Crystal clear • Sets: 10 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Wood if painted or sealed, plastic, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons. This was originally created for watch makers, but the durability of the adhesive and the precision tip make it perfect for jewelry designers too. Yes
 
G-S Hypo Fabric Cement G-S Hypo Fabric Cement Crystal clear • Sets: 10 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Leather, fabric, paper, balsa wood, plastic and rhinestones without foil backing. This flexible glue is great for sealing knots and is washable. You can launder fabric that has this glue applied once it has dried for at least 24 hours. Yes
Henrietta's® Gum Arabic Henrietta's® Gum Arabic Clear Depends on thickness and climate. Fabric Use this to make ''needles'' on the end of your silk thread. No
Hot Glue Stick Hot Glue Stick Clear 35 to 40 seconds Leather, fabric, foam, paper, plastics and wood. This glue will stay clear, as opposed to yellowing. No
JudiKins Diamond Glaze™ Glue JudiKins Diamond Glaze™ Clear and glass-like Minutes to hours, depending on thickness and humidity. Heavier paper, wood, glass, metal and rhinestones. Use this as an adhesive or as a resin top coat for a dimensional look. Yes
Loctite® 409 Gel Loctite® 409 Gel Crystal clear • Sets: 10 to 30 seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and cabochons. Gap-filling qualities and extended life by refrigeration make this a go-to adhesive. Yes
 
Loctite 454 Gel Loctite 454 Gel Crystal clear • Sets: 10 to 30 seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and opaque cabochons. This adhesive pairs a gel-like consistency with a fine tip applicator and gap filling qualities, letting cord ends and vertical surfaces be easily bonded. Yes
Loctite Prism® 406 Loctite Prism® 406 Crystal clear • Sets: 10 to 30 seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Fabric, plastic, glass, metal and cabochons. The gap-filling properties and the fine-tip applicator are a perfect match for cord ends. Yes
Mod Podge® Gloss-Lustré glue sealer Mod Podge® Gloss-Lustré glue sealer Clear with a high gloss Depends on thickness and material applied to. Paper and fabric. Is perfect for scrapbooking and can also be used as a sealer. No
Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf™ Mona Lisa™ Metal Leaf™ Adhesive Clear • Tacky: 15 - 60 minutes
• Set: 48 hours
Heavier paper, metal, wood, canvas, leather, glass, porcelain and fabric. Easy to apply and clean up - just soap and water. No
NO DAYS Bail bond™ adhesive NO DAYS Bail bond™ adhesive Light yellow • To melt: 30 to 60 seconds
• To set: 1 to 2 mins
Glass, stone, ceramic and metal. If you don't like where the pieces were placed, this is a reworkable adhesive; just reheat! No
 
Paper Bead Girl Adhesive™ Paper Bead Girl Adhesive™ Transparent Very quickly Paper This is specifically made to glue and seal paper--give it a try when you're working with a Paper Bead Roller. No
Signature Series Poly Bonder™ Signature Series Poly Bonder™ Clear Instant bond Polymer clays, vinyl, plastics and ceramics. This is made to withstand baking up to 300-degrees Fahrenheit. Yes
Poly Paste™ Poly Paste™ White In 10 to 30 mins depending on clay instructions. Cured and uncured polymer clay. The thickness means this won’t run no matter the angle of application. No
Quick Grip™ Quick Grip™
Clear
• Grips: 1 minute or less
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Almost any material. Plastics, wood, paper, metal, fabrics, leather, ceramics, gemstones and more. You can use this indoors and outdoors because it's water- and weatherproof. Yes
 
Quick Hold® Quick Hold® Clear • Sets: 2 to 3 minutes
• Fully cured: 2 to 6 hours
Metal, glass, wood, ceramics, stone and plastic. This is an acid-free water-resistant adhesive. Yes
Super Glue® Super Glue® Clear Instant Rubber, wood, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), stone, glass, ceramics and metal. It doesn't take much; only use about one drop per square inch. Yes
Super Glue Dishwasher Safe Super Glue Dishwasher Safe Clear • Sets: 15 to 60 seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Glass, crystal, ceramics and metal. The name says it all, this can go in the dishwasher and stay strong! Yes
Super Glue® 5-Minute Epoxy Super Glue® 5-Minute Epoxy Light yellow • Sets: 5 minutes
• Handling: 30 minutes
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Wood, fabric, gemstones, glass, ceramics, metal and cabochons. For the best adhesion, roughen smooth surfaces with sand paper before applying the mixed epoxy. No
Super Glue Future Glue® Super Glue Future Glue® Clear • Sets: 10 to 30 seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), rubber (except certain silicone types), metal, leather, wood and ceramics. While the best results are on clean and dry surfaces, this glue can bond through dirt and oil. Yes
 
Super Glue Future Glue Brush-On Super Glue Future Glue Brush-On Clear Sets in less than 30 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours. Metal, leather, ceramics, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), rubber, gemstones, cabochons and wood. The brush gives control of application--something that's important when working with fast-drying adhesives. No
Super Glue Future Glue Gel Super Glue Future Glue Gel Clear Sets in less than 30 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours. Metal, glass, vinyl, rubber (except for some silicone types), plastics, (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), ceramics, wood and leather. This gel formula doesn't run or sag, so it works really well on vertical applications. Yes
Super Glue Single-Use Gel Super Glue Single-Use Gel Clear • Sets: 10 to 30 seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Leather, metal, vinyl, rubber (except some silicone types), aluminum, ceramics, wood, china, pottery, and plastics (except for Teflon and polyethylene). This single-use size is perfect for a quick project, including in a jewelry-making kit or as an offering in a class. Yes
Use Instructions: Note: For best results, surfaces should be clean and dry and items should fit together well.
  1. Protect clothing and work surfaces (metal foil works well). Use in well-ventilated area. Unscrew cap while keeping tube pointed away from face.
  2. Apply to one surface, using 1 drop per square inch of surface. Assemble parts and hold together with pressure for 15 seconds or until set.
  3. Wipe top of nozzle if adhesive has accumulated before recapping tube securely after use.
 
Safety and Handling Precautions: Contains cyanoacrylate. CAUTION: Eye Irritant. Bonds skin and eyes in seconds. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with clothing as can cause burn. In case of eye contact, flush with water for 15 minutes; get medical attention for eye or internal contact. To remove from skin, soak in acetone nail polish remover and gently peel adhesive off with fingernail; water exposure will wear off residual adhesive in a few days (do not use polish remover around eye area.) KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

In case of emergency, call CHEMTREC at (800) 424-9300 or call Pacer Technology (800) 538-3091 (outside CA only) or (909) 987-0550.
 
Super New Glue Super New Glue Clear • Sets: A few seconds
• Fully cured: 24 hours
Leather, metal, glass, ceramic, rubber and plastic. This glue is made in the USA. Yes
Swarovski CG 500 Adhesive Swarovski CG 500 Cloudy • Working time: 1 hour
• Set: 2 hours
• Fully Cured: 24 hours
Crystal, glass, ceramic, stone, metal, plastic. This was created by Swarovski to resist the effects humidity, chlorine, salt water and physical shock and distortion--keeping those crystals in place. No
The Ultimate! Adhesive The Ultimate! Adhesive Crystal clear 24 hours Leather, fabric, paper, wood, plastic, glass, ceramics and metal. The flexibility makes it great to use when using fabrics. No
 Vigor® Super Glue Vigor® Super Glue Clear 15 to 20 seconds Rubber, plastics, stone, glass, ceramics and metal. The tiny applicator is very helpful, especially when gluing knots. No

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