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Old 2018-03-09, 6:05pm
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Thank you for this tip. I am doing a search now to see if anyone local carries it.

Originally Posted by Handyann View Post
Superglue isn't really the best for this. All the varieties tend to shrink and get brittle with time. A better alternative is a 2-part epoxy. One I use a lot for my restoration work is Devcon - I don't know if that's available in the US, but I expect it is.

There are two types - the 5 minute one cures in about 10 minutes (!) and is probably sufficient for beads. The other is called 2-Ton, takes about 30 mins to harden off and about an hour to completely cure. This is as strong as the name implies. Especially as the hole in the bead won't be completely smooth, the Devcon will probably never come out.

It's a good idea to roughen-up the prong of the finding too, to provide a better key for the adhesive.

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