Asked on Oct 23, 2017

What is the best glue for jewelry making?

MargaretCindyNancy Turner


I made jewelry using elastic stretch cord and sometimes leather cording.
After making finishing knots on elastic stretch cord what's the best glue to hold it
and same question with leather cording, especially with putting on end caps closures?

5 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Oct 23, 2017

    hammerhead glass bond. This glue is amazing
  • William
    on Oct 23, 2017

    A drop of liquid super glue on the knots and gel super glue in the end caps.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 23, 2017

    I use cryoacrylate or CA glue on the elastic knots that I hide in beads or findings. You can get it at hobby stores in three strengths, fast, medium and slow. It is stronger than crazy glue, for hobbyists that do R/C airplanes and cars it is the best to use. Gorilla glue is good too, I use both depending on what I have available at the time. Tie your knot and find a bottle or jar that is large enough to stretch it a little to isolate the knot and put a drop on it that cover the knot and sinks into the knot. If you have a little too much, put a corner of paper towel on it to suck up a little. Once it dries, I cut the ends off the cord close to the knot. I use the silicone elastic cord as it takes more abuse and lasts longer. My bracelets are worn 24/7 and last about a year.
    • Nancy Turner
      on Oct 24, 2017

      Make sure you leave them alone for a while so you make sure the drop is totally dried and set. When you cut off the excess cord after the glue is dry, leave just a touch of the cord out side the knot and there will be less chance of the knot untying. I hope the gorilla glue works for you! Good luck!
  • Cindy
    on Oct 24, 2017

    I make jewelry with all kinds of beads and findings. E600 will give a good hold. For beading thread, make a few knots then cut thread leaving a tiny tail. Use a lighter and burn the tail down to the knot. No glue required.
  • Margaret
    on Oct 24, 2017

    e 6000
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