What is the best glue to attach a cabochon to a metal ring base?
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Am I the only one who can't get e6000 to work for the life of me? Maybe I'm just glue-doomed. Ive tried that, and gorilla glue (which a friend of mine swears by for her pieces) and everything just seems to pop off! I can get maybe 1 in 10 pieces to stick... Its very frustrating. So i'd love to hear more options from others!
Posted at 10:18 pm Sep 16, 2009 EDT
I have never attempted to glue a cabochon onto a ring because I would wonder if it would hold up long term. Rings get subjected to water, lotions, oils, cleaners etc. On any quality ring I would use a bezel that can be formed to hold the stone in place mechanically rather than chemically (glue) just my thoughts....
Posted at 10:23 pm Sep 16, 2009 EDT
I love GS hypo cement but it's tricky to work with on a large surface & if it's humid out it does tend to dry white rather than clear. I try to use E6000 glue when I work with securing larger pieces together but have found that on plated pieces the the glue tends to pull off the plating thus seperating the cab or bead from the backing or post.
Posted at 10:26 pm Sep 16, 2009 EDT
Thanks for the link beadlady. Ive taken to drilling holes in some pieces just to stay away from having to glue anything on. hahaha.
Though i'm afraid to drill through, and ruin, the fused glass pieces i've been working on.... sooooo hopefully I get the glue thing down pretty quickly!
Posted at 10:31 pm Sep 16, 2009 EDT