We stock super glues, long-lasting two-part epoxies, and specialty adhesives for the jewelry industry.
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).
Two-part epoxies are more work, but have excellent durability, for when you really want your designs to last.
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 carefully curated selection of jewelry clays and resins.