Sandbox forum: RE gluing a 'precious stone' .. your thoughts :-)

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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
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MarilynneS
Oct 1, 2016 9:40 AM CST
Hi ..

I purchased a wedding gift made with Ontario's gemstone, the Amethyst.
A beautiful purply mauve stone ..
I left the box for a bit and decided I should wrap it as the wedding is coming up.
I lifted the piece out, and, Blinking a piece of Amethyst fell off !
I called the store . and they suggested I simply glue it back (they also sent me a gift card)
It is quite a simple fix, but, I want to use the PROPER glue.

Anyone with a 'glue clue' Smiling

Many thanks

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Oct 1, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Call them back and ask what kind of glue they recommend.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Oct 1, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Good suggestion. If I was doing this, I'd use a very small drop of clear super glue. Gene
Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Oct 1, 2016 12:08 PM CST
I did ask them, and, they said any kind of crazy glue would work .. but, this is just a salesperson talking, not an artisan.. the pieces sit on an Agate base .. I don't want to screw it up ..

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Oct 1, 2016 1:24 PM CST
Here is a site that reviews glues used in jewelry making I know that is not what you are doing, but it might give you an idea as to which would work for your application.

https://thriftycent.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/review-of-the-b...
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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Oct 2, 2016 7:14 AM CST
Thanks so much Betty .. now I just have to hope I can find E6000 in Canada as that seems to be the best.

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Name: Kat
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kittriana
Oct 2, 2016 8:22 AM CST
I always used nail polish on metal- will have to check that list... Whistling
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Oct 2, 2016 10:47 AM CST
You are Welcome! I often use google to find helpful information just as I did to find the link listed.
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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Region: Canadian Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Dragonflies Hummingbirder
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MarilynneS
Oct 2, 2016 12:14 PM CST
well .. good old Walmart had E6000 Hurray!

Came home and made the repair, just have to let it cure for a day now ..

MANY MANY thanks for assistance given Group hug

Marilynne

PS .. here is the gift ..
Thumb of 2016-10-02/MarilynneS/b21485

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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Oct 3, 2016 7:12 AM CST
Home depot too.

I have repaired costume jewelry with it and no issues.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 11, 2016 9:57 PM CST
I was also going to suggest E6000. Be sure to use it outdoors and don't breathe in any fumes. That stuff is extremely toxic, but it's the best for jewelry.
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Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Oct 12, 2016 11:01 AM CST
I did not know that! Thanks. I let the granddaughter use it..now I will oversee
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 12, 2016 12:10 PM CST
I haven't researched it much, but did read it possibly could cause cancer and liver problems. I use it, but always outside, and if you do use it inside, use a mask and good ventilation. I also grind glass, and that requires masks and water to make it safe.
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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
LOVE to laugh :-)
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MarilynneS
Oct 23, 2016 7:26 AM CST
Home from the wedding and the Amethyst pieces were a HUGE hit Thumbs up
So happy 'the fix' worked ..


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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 23, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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