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« on: October 23, 2007 10:22:15 AM »

I recently moved cross-ountry (Chicago to Orlando) and the glass phoenix my hubby and I bought at our wedding broke.  Sad  I've tried supergluing it back together, but it doesn't work.  Any other ideas?  It's just a couple of the tail feathers, but it looks funny without them.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007 01:19:34 PM »

How is the piece made? May help to see an image of the piece so you could get a more informed answer. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007 08:59:32 PM »

It depends on how it was made and with what kind of glass.   But a good general answer is to try epoxy instead of superglue.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007 10:50:56 AM »

If you have a hot glue gun, you can glue the feathers to the shade. Put a bead of glue on the stem of each feather and then press it to the shade. Hope this helps.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007 05:30:23 PM »

It's blown glass? (from one of those booths at a Ren Faire).  I'd love to post a pic (it's a beautiful piece) but I lost the cord to my camera in the move. 

I'll pick up some epoxy next time I'm out.  Thanks for the help!  I'll let you know how it turned out.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007 01:24:40 PM »

there is something called uv glue. it's not really glue as it doesn't dry or stick things together, what it does is bond two surfaces when it is exposed to uv light. it cures perfectly clear and is meant for glass. i use it at work all the time, we get it from a glazing supplier, but you might be able to get it at a stained glass store.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007 05:28:46 AM »

Be careful when removing any excess.. I'd us a nife and a tiny bit of sand paper..

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