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What glue works with glass and jewelry findings?

Suggestions from the readers of our Kiln Pointers newsletter:

Elaine Klugesherz of Saint Louis, Missouri wrote, “On the tube of E6000, directions suggest using this product when temperatures are 70 - 85 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing 24 - 72 hours of drying time for a maximum-strength bond, applying a thin coat to each surface to be bonded and WAITING 2-10 minutes before pressing non-porous surfaces together. The rest of the directions state that all surfaces need to be clean and roughened before bonding. I have used E-6000 for a long time and have not had a bond come apart.”

Yvonne George of Sanford, North Carolina wrote, “I have never been a fan of E6000. When living in Florida, the humidity was always a problem. Then I tried Liquid Nails. Okay, I know it’s for building houses. But I figured if it holds a house together, it will hold anything. I have used it to hang wires on the back of large decorative tiles, glass, and almost anything that needs glue. I have used it to hold posts on earrings. I am not allergic to it, but I would suggest a skin test if a person is sensitive at all.”

John Grosbeck of Clearwater, Florida wrote, "I, too, have had problems with E6000 not holding the bail to glass. I've found the Triolyse two-part adhesive to be a superior lasting product that doesn't show and holds up under all conditions.”

Lis-el Crowley in Windsor, Connecticut wrote, “Are you leaving E6000 for 24 hours without disturbing it? I use it extensively, even on rings, and it holds well. I rough up the silver and glass, clean with alcohol, apply the glue, and then let it sit undisturbed for 24 hours.”

Carrie Anderson in Kensington, Connecticut wrote, “I use Goop. It is clear, holds great, and is at the nearest Home Depot. I use it because it held together a pressurized filter for a pond pump that had been stepped on and broken in several pieces. Four years later, the pump filter is still holding up.”



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