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    Hi,

    I might not explain what I mean properly, but here goes anyway.

    A friend gave me some largeish polished gemstones. I want to turn these into pendants. They have no holes drilled in them and I don't really want to go down that route as I know I'd mess it up. So, what I thought I'd do is make a bail with a bead cap and head pin and glue the bead cap to the gemstone. In principal it works, but my GS Hypo Cement doesn't seem to be strong enough. Any ideas what kind of glue I should use? I thought about superglue, but don't really want to use that (I ALWAYS end up sticking myself to something when I use superglue.

    Thanks
    Carol
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    Handmade Jewellery

  • #2
    Either two part epoxy (devcon or araldite) or E6000 would work for this.
    george
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    • #3
      Thanks, need to order some bits and pieces so will have a look for those!
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      • #4
        I always use E6000 now - tried the 2 part epxoy and getting a perfect combo of both ingredients proved a problem to me E6000 is just so easy
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        • #5
          I like the devcon 2 part with the clever syringe that dispenses both at the same time - it's still not perfect, but way better than my old guesswork system!
          george
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          • #6
            I would go with the devcon aswell, or any epoxy resin, get at at any diy store for a few pounds.

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            • #7
              I'm not a jeweller so you have every right to ignore me with my blessing!! I just wondered if the wire wrapping technique would work on a pendant? Haven't got a clue how it would then attach to the main chain of the necklace but I do love the wire wrapped gems that I've seen on here lately
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              • #8
                What about wire wrapping them?
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                • #9
                  Thanks, they are really the wrong shape for wire wrapping - long and thin.

                  Carol
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