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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 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...

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

are the most popular jewelry connector, so there is more than one answer to the weaknesses in jumprings. Below are a few helpful tips to keep your...

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...

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!

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

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...

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...

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...

What is the best glue to use when gluing Swarovski® crystals to wire to make a tiara without having to twist wire to hold the crystals in place?

A great option for gluing Swarovski crystals to wire would be PascoFix® adhesive, a remarkably strong, clear-drying glue. Because it instantly bonds,...

When I restick rhinestones with jewelry cement they lose their sparkle. Why is this? Does the stone need some sort of coating or a special glue.

Rhinestones are manufactured with a foiled backing that keeps the stone's color and sparkle intact. Certain glues have properties that can eat away...

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...

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...

I am winding a paper that is sparkles on one side and smooth on the other and when I go to glue it I can't get it to adhere and the bead becomes unwound. Help!

It may help to prepare the textured/sparkled surface before gluing. Prior to rolling the beads, use a sanding swab to rough up the surface of the...

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...

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 on the end of the string of seed beads, then add the charm so it hangs in the area of the thread protected by the...

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 . They're available in a wide variety of colors and...

What type of adhesive should I use to securely glue Swarovski flat backs to rubber thongs?

Two-part epoxy works really well with flat back crystals. Simply squirt equal amounts of each liquid in the dispenser onto a disposable container,...

I am fairly new to beading. How do I attach flat backed crystals to a t-shirt or blouse?

Attach flat back crystals to your clothing using Jewel Bond™ glue, a glue specifically formulated for gluing rhinestones to fabric. It dries within...

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...

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

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