I have little 1 inch glass mirror rounds and need to know what kind of glue to use to bond them to metal and also to themselves for a hanging mobile.
Crafting is new territory for me. Should I buy a hot glue gun? Help!
By Jan from OH
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By mcw 03/29/2011
Call JoAnn Fabric, I think they sell a special craft glue that will do the job.
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Here's my problem. I bought a metal sculpture with lots of leaves and metal bars on it. The metal, I don't know what kind it is, it is painted black.
So I used my regular glue gun to attach flat glass pieces to it. But the glass pieces fall off. They do dry and seem to stay attached, but then they fall off. I tried Crazy glue, but it took forever to dry and they fell off right away. My glue gun says it can be used on metal and I'm not a very good crafter anyway, but I don't have any other ideas. I also have almost no crafting experience at all, a total novice.
I've been looking at other glues, but can't find one that says it will glue glass to metal. Some say you have to clamp it, but there's no way you can clamp to this sculpture. I don't have any clamps and want the easiest way to do it. I know I can buy clamps, but I'd need a ton of them to do what I want to do. And I don't think it's the way to go.
I think there must be a better solution, and an easier one. So that's why I'm asking "professional" crafters. There has to be some kind of glue out there.
Thanks for your help.
I've bought mine at Hobby Lobby, but I've also seen it at Michael's, and I think I've seen smaller tubes at Wal-Mart (although I won't promise about that last one!). At Hobby Lobby it can be found near the jewelry making supplies, or down the aisle with the adhesives. It has some toxic fumes, so work in a very well ventilated area!
Best of luck. I hope you find the perfect product for your project! (02/02/2010)
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