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    Hi

    I'm in a bit of a muddle here I need to stitck brooch backs to some papier mache brooches I've made. I've varnished thoroughly so they are quite glossy. I really need some advice as to which glue is best.

    I thought two-part glues would be strongest but I could use the hypo cement type, but which is strongest? As Harry Hill says.....There is only one way to find out.......FIGHT!

    Sorry, couldn't resist that.

    I always worry that my creations will fall apart once someone has purchased it, I always give everything a pull and a wiggle to double check but these brooches are new for me and I want to make double double sure.

    Many thanks,
    Cate
    Last edited by catebee; 04-02-2009, 02:28 PM. Reason: so the sentance makes sense
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    Seahorse is the current epert on glueing brooch backs! lol

    I'd use two part epoxy resin like araldyte.
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    • #3
      Thanks beadsbydesign, will keep a lookout for seahorse!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by beadsbydesign View Post
        Seahorse is the current epert on glueing brooch backs! lol

        I'd use two part epoxy resin like araldyte.
        Hehe, very funny, are you laughing at my disaster??!!


        Catebee, Araldite is the glue I use, its a 2 part epoxy glue which you can get in Robert Dyas.Id avoid water baed glue, I doubt theyd be strong enough.I also do th wiggle test and its the best Ive found so far.

        But dont do what I did, succesfully glue the brooch back to the badge, but also glue the little loop that loops round the pin to hold it in place...its stuck fast...neverto be removed...but guess it shows how good the glue is.
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        • #5
          Seahorse, lesson learnt the hard way! Thank you for that, I had been worrying about the strength of the glue, so will go and get some tomorrow.

          Actually, if you are still around, which way up does the brooch bar go on?

          I never put them the same way round (when stitching). Is there supposed to be a right or wrong way?

          Thanks again.
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          • #6
            That thought did cross my mind for a second, so ithought the pin should be open on the left of the back as you look at it, as I am right handed.

            Then again I havnt tried it out yet, maybe Im wrong, Il get back to you.

            I snipped the actual pin off the original broochback yesterday then glued a new one above it with a smaller amount of glue.I havnt looked at it yet to see if it works.

            Il get back to you about that too.

            Ive had a phrase in my head since after my attempt to imprrove my disasterous first attempt....Broochback Mounting 2.Awful pun.
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