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« on: February 12, 2004 10:36:52 AM »

to carry on from another post i've just made, i'm having problems attaching pierced earring posts to earrings i've made.

i've just been using regular super glue, but it doesn't seem strong enough... put it this way, they've not stood up to my boyfriend pulling on them 'just to see'... Undecided

so far i've been using polymer clay and plastic earrings... should i be using a special glue? the findings are silver plated, if that matters.

cheers guys  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2004 11:08:01 AM »

to carry on from another post i've just made, i'm having problems attaching pierced earring posts to earrings i've made.

i've just been using regular super glue, but it doesn't seem strong enough... put it this way, they've not stood up to my boyfriend pulling on them 'just to see'... Undecided

so far i've been using polymer clay and plastic earrings... should i be using a special glue? the findings are silver plated, if that matters.

cheers guys  Grin

Are you making the thing that hangs off the earrings yourself? Maybe in the future you should poke a hole into the clay object and bake it with a needle or paperclip in it and then take it out and you'll be left with a hole. Then you can use a jump ring though that hole and finally attach it to the earring.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2004 12:46:42 PM »

thanks for the tip leah  Smiley i've already tried this method to make danglies  Grin but i wanted to make some stud earrings... using findings like  these (second pic down on the left)
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2004 01:08:20 PM »

I made some before and used E6000 glue. It worked for me. Try it.

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2004 01:44:55 PM »

Contact cement (found at hardware stores) should  stick those things on for life. Be careful with the stuff, though, cause it'll bond you, the brush and just about everything else.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2004 06:39:51 PM »

If you use metal earring backs on Fimo pieces that you have made attach the backs before you bake them by placing the earing pad with post on the back side of the piece, covering the pad with a thin layer of Fimo and smoothing it over so that it seals the pad in place. The metal will not be harmed by baking the clay, AND you won't have to worry about glue...good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2004 06:54:38 AM »

The best kind of glue, I think, for attaching plastics together is epoxy. That's the kind of glue where there's two parts you mix together before you use it.  i have a pair of polymer clay earrings with metal posts epoxied on, and they have lasted nearly 15 years already.
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