This is a short-ish post about glue. It does what it says on the tube!
I’ve had many a problem finding the right glue for a job and there are so many out there. I have shelves in the garage, hanging with cobwebs, on which sit half empty, dried out and now useless glues. I’ve bought glues that would only stick my fingers together when I used them.
I’ve spent what felt like hours staring at the shelves of glues on display in hardware stores, debating which to use. Buying several and none really doing the job. And don’t get me started on superglue…
Then I found this:
It’s described as industrial strength glue and so far it’s stuck everything I’ve used it for.
This week I mended a long abandoned vintage brooch. It had lost a piece of glass from the corner setting and was unwearable. Then I had the idea of replacing the missing piece and the other three corners with sea glass:
Considering they’re not the perfect shape for the setting they are held amazingly strongly by the aforementioned glue. I actually prefer it now, the green looks good and I like the fact that it’s not shiny!
Yesterday I consolidated my love of this glue when I made a velvet clasp bag:
The material is held in with non other than that little tube of glue (it’s nearly finished now, I’m getting some more) I looked up whether it could be used for fabric before using it, as I’d bought it as jewellers glue. After gluing in place I just crimped the frame slightly to make it more secure.
It’s not finished, I’m going to embellish it but I just had to share my glue success!
I thought it looked quite 20’s-30’s:
I’ve been evening bag absorbed lately, the black one on the right is also velvet. The silver sequinned butterfly top is blinging, it’s in the frame just to show they’re evening bags! It’s all about the embellishment at the moment.
I’m so tempted to write something about getting stuck in, or sticky moments, stuck in the middle with you….
Stuck in the middle of the week?
I’m going now, stop groaning, I’m off really.
No, I’m not sticking around ho hum.
Have a great week.