We supply a carefully-curated selection of super glues, long-lasting two-part epoxies, and specialty adhesives for the handmade jewelry industry.
Which glue is best?
- Two-part epoxies are more work, but have excellent durability, for when you really want your designs to last. Our 2-part epoxies are safe for foil-back crystals.
- Super glues are best for surfaces that fit exactly together (no gaps), or where you need just a small dab of extra security.
- Some specialty & craft glues are flexible or work well for bonding plastics, foil-back crystal, porous materials such as wood and fabric, or metal-to-metal bonds. Each adhesive in our website includes detailed usage information to help you pick the right glue for secure jewelry bonds.
- Making mosaics or adding inclusions? You might want to check out our jewelry clays and resins.
Tips for Secure Glue Bonds:
- When possible, use a file to roughen smooth surfaces. This allows for a stronger grip.
- Clean both surfaces before applying adhesive (alcohol or acetone and a cotton swab).
- Heed the orange shipping restrictions listed on flammable (HZ) products.
- Glues & Cold Temperatures: Avoid shipping glues during winter months, since many will lose effectiveness once frozen. This is especially true of super glues. >Store finished creations in a location that maintains temperatures above freezing. To intentionally weaken a super glue bond, place glued object in a household freezer for several hours. (Epoxy glues also become brittle in low temperatures, but most will not snap apart as super glues do. To separate mis-glued epoxies, try a solvent like Attack).
- More tips for securely gluing jewelry