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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...

How do I choose the size stretch cord to make bracelets?

The size stretch cord needed for a project mostly depends on the size of the beads you are using and the diameter of the bead hole. Usually, 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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,...

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 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 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...

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