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glue for adding bails

Postby sheeri.novick » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:33 pm

Which glue is recommended for adding bails to glass necklaces?
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Re: glue for adding bails

Postby marykaynitchie » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:25 am

E6000 is inexpensive, widely available in the US, and effective if applied correctly. I get it in tiny tubes from the neighborhood bead store, because it is important that it is fresh, and I seldom glue bails to cabochons. Also, it is important to let it cure for 24-48 hours without touching the cabochon or the bail.

I have read that other people use Triolyse--does anyone here have experience with that?

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Re: glue for adding bails

Postby Kevin Midgley » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:51 pm

In my experience triolyse glue was fantastic. I had earring posts that I could bend and pull on and they would not separate. The gluing was done in dry weather and then a few days later the humidity in my coastal town went up with some rain outside and then they all fell off. Fortunately I'd only sold one pair which never came back for repair and I started over with a different glue.
It may have been applicator error having possibly done something wrong but I wasn't going to try it again.
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Re: glue for adding bails

Postby marykaynitchie » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:42 am

Hi Kevin,

Did the problem you describe happen with the Triolyse, or some other adhesive?

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Re: glue for adding bails

Postby Kevin Midgley » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:13 am

It happened with the triolyse.
Not everyone lives in areas of frequent 90% plus humidity.
Your experience may vary with your application skills.
Of note, I had not roughened the glass surface.
It was also a fresh bottle from the supplier carefully applied.
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Re: glue for adding bails

Postby jestersbaubles » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:08 pm

Kevin -- did you cure with the activator that comes with Triolyse or a UV light?

I recently used Triolyse to glue "feet" to sushi plates. I cured with the activator (and then got anal and slaped a little blacklight on it). I live in Utah so no danger of too much humidity, but I did cold work the pieces afterward (to get all the feet level) and that stuff "stuck like glue" so to speak :mrgreen: .

I have heard that when cured, the Triolyse bond is much stronger than the glass.

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Re: glue for adding bails

Postby Kevin Midgley » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:03 am

Activator was used although I had to look up the product online to see what came with it, it is so many years ago.
Don't have powerful sunshine in my area of the world.
UV light would not have worked through metal findings or black glass.

It isn't as though I have not used other activator type glues such as Loctite in the past so I probably knew what I was doing. May have been a bad batch, an error in my application or something else, but the earring posts all fell off when the humidity went up from rainy weather outside.

If you want to try an experiment, successfully glue something, wait a few days and then to replicate my regular humidity levels, put the item into a sealed plastic bag with a soppy wet sponge so as to saturate the air in the bag with moisture. Wait a week and check the bond.
Remember I was gluing small earring posts, a smaller area than bowl feet.
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