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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 16, 2010

Question:

Do you know what type of adhesive would work to apply small flat back crystals to a gemstone (such as turquoise)? I want to incorporate this into my wire work pendants.

-Wendy in North Jersey, New Jersey

Answer:

To adhere something like the flat back crystals you mention, you will first have to "rough up" the spot on the cab where you would like to put it. To do so, you might use a fine diamond burr on a Dremel and then I would recommend using E6000 as the adhesive. You may wish to try adding a spot of this glue to the back of one of these crystals first, to see if it reacts in any ill way, as some mirror finishes will dissolve with certain glues.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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