The picture above shows my adhesive collection. The ones on the right are ones we get in the Indian market and the ones on the left are imported ones; most of which are available at Crafters Corner.
When I started reading up about adhesives online...one adhesive was glorified again and again by crafters the world over as the "Best glue for everything" ...the E6000!
So will start the review series on adhesives with E6000
E6000 is an industrial strength glue which can stick metal , ceramic, wood , glass etc.Once bonded the strength of its adhesion is fantastic! Its a hot favorite among jewelry makers since it gives such a good adhesion even with everyday wear of the jewelry.
Tips on using E6000
Before you use your tube of E6000...make sure your kids are not around you and you are working in a well ventillated area [like most strong glues this one is also toxic] .
Rescued some pearl drops from broken earrings ,used jewelry pins to add it to some resin roses and created a new pair of earrings by sticking flat earring studs using E6000.
Rest uneven surfaced projects such as the rings and some earrings
on a surface such as a cup of beads![Picked up this idea from a jewelry designer- she used rice...I couldnt bear the thought of wasting rice so used these plastic beads instead]
I am not much of a jewelry artist but I did feel ecstatic making my own simple pieces of jewelry + giving new life to old broken favorites!
Not all of us are jewelry makers so will show you one more project where I really put the E6000 to test!
The Glue gun is my go to adhesive for quick fixes and difficult to glue objects but anyone who has used the glue gun for some time you will know that most things [except felt and foam] glued with hot glue will fall off over time! If you want to make a durable handicraft item...you need a stonger glue!
|Resting base for E6000 glued projects|
|CD craft with E6000|
CDs are crazily difficult objects to glue things on to and since E 6000 was supposed to be a strong enough to glue ceramic I put it to test by gluing marbles all over my CD!
|CD- Marble craft|
Where to buy E 6000 in India : CRAFTERS CORNER
Also checkout Other Adhesives at Crafters Corner
You can see my Pinterest Board on Adhesives for more projects and reviews about the E6000 and other adhesives.Will be reviewing other adhesives in the weeks to come.
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