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    I saw a pair of earrings the other day in a magazine at work
    basically they made them from stud backs ( not sure what the real name is for them ) roughened them up with a metal file and then used super glue to stick buttons on them
    would superglue really work that well
    I've just got visions of them falling apart
    they were really cool and I'd love to make them
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    In all honesty,when I have used superglue in my jewellery making or beading I have been really worried that it would not hold very well and in some cases it hasn't,BUT I think there is a solution to this. Someone may come along and correct me but i think if you have the time it is just a case of trawling the web for spe******t glue.
    Hope this helps.
    Emma-Lou
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    • #3
      If super glue can stick fingers together (ehm..speaking from experience doh!) i'm sure they will be fine
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      • #4
        I am sooooooooooooooooo good at sticking my fingers together with superglue lol
        my friend recommended I use superglue gel and so far its been ok most of the time
        I really do fancy making the button earrings but I would hate to say people that I'd made them and then they fall apart
        that would be sooooooooooooooo embarrasing
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        • #5
          I've had that happen a day after i sold something, it's not that bad, just tell them you offer a free repair service tee hee
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          • #6
            I am getting to really like the jewellery making but that is my worst fear that my things will fall apart
            I'm so glad it happens to others as well ( I don't mean that in a nasty way lol )
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            • #7
              It has happened twice to me, but I now make sure I add a dab of glue to the finished crimps so that the necklace doesn't break.

              I used to be paranoid everytime I sold something that it would happen but I'm getting more and more confidence with each sale!

              Carol
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              • #8
                I wouldn't consider using superglue for any jewellery project - when it ages it becomes brittle and breaks like glass so its not very reliable.

                I use E6000 glue for most things as I've not found anything better. Other jewellery makers use the 2-part epoxy glues.
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                • #9
                  How about you make a pair for yourself, wear them for a fortnight and see what happens?

                  I use 2 part epoxy for sticking glass and plastic to metal and have stuffed up a few times and those babies don't come apart!

                  The other one worth trying is GS Hypo cement, most of the online bead stores sell it, it's good stuff.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Carol29 View Post
                    It has happened twice to me, but I now make sure I add a dab of glue to the finished crimps so that the necklace doesn't break.

                    I used to be paranoid everytime I sold something that it would happen but I'm getting more and more confidence with each sale!

                    I think that was the problem, the last batch of crimps i had, have been pretty naff!
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                    • #11
                      I use a 2 part adhesive called power-stick, 1 part is in a little pot like super glue and the other is in a spray can. I dont use it very often as I usually have to spend time removing the item from the end of my fingers

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                      • #12
                        I use superglue and apparented glues in sticking stones to mother of pearl and I am quite happy with the resulst, in fact, once the glue has hardened it's almost impossible to detach the gemstone, any forceful attempt would rather break the nacre than release the stone (I had the occasion to check it when I glued them wrong and wanted to undo it)
                        It is also useful when you set stones and want to be sure they have a firm grip in the setting - a tiny drop of glue would add to the solidity and prevent the stone from exercing too much pressure to the bezel or claws when being pushed occasionally aside. I have seen jewels repaired with glue almost as old as I am (~40 y) and they still stand. You have to be careful to wipe of or gently grind the excess of glue, because in time it can darken and spoil the look.

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