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Please explain how to effectively use adhesives to secure crimps.

After placing the crimp onto the wire in its final position, place a small amount of adhesive, such as G-S Hypo cement, which has a fine-tip...

I've been making beaded bracelets with Powercord and GS Hypo Cement, but the knots still seem to come loose after wearing a few times. Can you recommend a different cement/adhesive product for this purpose?

When finishing Powercord®, we recommend using a square or surgeon's knot since these are the most secure knots for this type of elastic material....

I am seeing cabochons used with pictures and words and I want to use this style to make a 50th wedding anniversary piece for my mom. Is it just printer paper, is there a certain glue or mounting that has to be used?

Scale down words or images and print onto standard printer or copy paper. Place a clear glass cabochon over the image and trace around it. Note: If...

What is the best glue to use to make brooches? Is there a book on making brooches, hat pins and kilt pins?

To determine the best glue to use for making a brooch, you will need to know what materials you are using and then compare them to the recommended...

Is your Devcon Jeweler's 2-ton Epoxy safe for freshwater pearls? Thanks.

Devcon® 2 Ton® Clear Epoxy 30-minute 2-part adhesive works great for securely gluing cultured freshwater pearls, and, according to the folks at...

I want to put a star sapphire into a ring setting. What needs to be done so that the back won't scratch during wearing?

Since star sapphires are usually cut as cabochons, you should set the stone in a bezel mount. This type of ring setting may be open, or partially to...

Does crimping or gluing work best to hold beads on a stick pin?

Gluing works best. A drop of glue in the last bead will hold the beads in place. Refer to the "Glues" how-to video and instructions and the "Glue...

If gluing seed beads to a flat surface, is there a spray or glue to put on top to make sure they stay smooth and secure to the object?

Using Beadswax® to adhere seed beads to paper or objects gives a strong hold and beads will not pop off after time. Peel and stick adhesive tape and...

I would like to know how to attach a charm to the end of a strand of seed beads. I am making a book thong.

I recommend stringing a piece of French wire on the end of the string of seed beads, then add the charm so it hangs in the area of the thread...

What glue can I use to adhere paper to metal for a strong adhesion?

E6000® Jewelry and Craft adhesive is formulated to meet high performance requirements and permanently adheres to most all materials including metal...

I have a real problem trying to keep my jump rings closed so the wire doesn't slip through. Can you tell me what I need to do to fix this?

Jump rings are the most popular jewelry connector, so there is more than one answer to the weaknesses in jump rings. Below are a few helpful tips to...

When making items with elastic cord, can I use a hot glue gun to secure the knot on the project?

E6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive is the best adhesive to use to secure knots on stretchy stringing materials. E6000 is flexible when cured so it can...

I use Devcon's two part epoxy 30-min. for my metal jewelry projects. I have had a few customers contact me because their jewelry came apart--esp. during the winter. Does it become brittle? How do I fix this problem?

Devcon's 5-minute and 30-minute two-part jeweler's epoxy works well for most jewelry projects but there are a few important things to keep in...

Can you glue a regular jumpring? If so, which glue would work best?

Adding a drop of adhesive to the joint of the jumpring gives it added strength and helps keep the ring from pulling open. Clear craft cement such as...

Where can I buy replacement parts for vintage costume jewelry, like the colored rhinestones they used to have?

If you're looking for the faceted "gemstone shape," you can't go wrong with Crystal Passions chatons. They're available in a wide variety of colors...

What is the best glue to use for brooches and cab settings?

It depends on the setting and type of cabochon and you might need to test more than one glue. See the ''Glues and Adhesives Chart'' as well as the...

What is the best glue to use for making earrings using half-drilled beads?

Loctite® 454 Gel adhesive is a great recommendation for bonding half-drilled beads. It will bond to surfaces that many instant glues will not,...

What kind of knot do you tie when using elastic cord for a bracelet so it is secure when you're done beading?

It is recommended to tie elastic cord using a square or surgeon's knot. Provided below is a how-to video and illustrated instructions on both of...

I have been making some necklaces with waxed cotton cord using a surgeon's style sliding knot. A few have been returned because the knots come undone. Any suggestions?

Make certain that the method you use to create a surgeon's knot is the same as shown in the "Knots Tutorial" how-to video and illustrated instruction...

When working on a multiple strand necklace, what advice do you give as far as handling the ends while you're beading? I've tried it and sometimes drop a line and my beads go everywhere!

Hemostats to the rescue!This handy tool isn't just for surgeons anymore--jewelry makers find them infinitely helpful to hold threads and beads in...

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