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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 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...

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'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,...

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...

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...

Is the existing adhesive on the My Style Deco Art™ sheets strong enough to use on fabric?

It's recommended to apply an additional adhesive like Devcon® 5 Minute® epoxy or E6000® Fray Lock™ whenever using the sheets to ensure a strong...

What size bell caps do you use with different bead sizes?

Bell caps can be used to turn almost any object into a drop earring or pendant without drilling the object. They are not limited to beads. The legs...

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...

What should I use to clean up any excess Apoxie from my piece? Should the excess be removed before set and dry?

Apoxie® Sculpt should be cleaned up before it cures otherwise it will need to be sanded or filed from unwanted areas. Have a beading awl, pair of...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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