Best Glue for Sea Shell Critters and Crafts

I want to make shell figurines. What is the best glue to ensure the shells stick to each other permanently and the figurine is durable. I would like a clear glue and one that doesn't bubble or spread out excessively. I will also be attaching beads that are strung on wire to some of the projects. The shells I will be using are ones I collected from the beach.

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June 22, 20201 found this helpful
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The best glue ever is - E6000. You can also use craft glue, and hot glue for all those projects!

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June 23, 20200 found this helpful

The problem I have had with E6000 is that it seems to go bad quickly and I end up throwing the majority of the tube away.

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June 23, 20200 found this helpful

I was able to pick up some little individual tubes of E6000 packaged together. I think I got 5 of them. It's great for a quick repair.

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June 22, 20200 found this helpful
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Usually you can find the right kind of glues at Michael's or hardware stores (other stores also but not always the 'help' with finding information).

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I used to use Gorilla glue for a lot of things but it does not seem to work as well lately and it has poor consumer ratings.
Many people do not like to use epoxy as it involves mixing 2 parts but excellent glue.

I believe E6000 is an excellent glue for almost anything but they do have a special glue for seashells at the craft stores so you might want to check on that also.

You might find some helpful information on this link:

www.thriftyfun.com/Using-the-Right-Glue-for-Seashell...

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June 22, 20200 found this helpful
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For the shell projects I do like making mirrors and things like this I have always used Epoxy glue but it is not clear as you are asking for. I would go with E600 then if it was me. I do a lot of work with sells and stuff because of where I live. If the objects will be out in the sun it is best to use Epoxy because it will stick for life.

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June 28, 20200 found this helpful
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I have used the E 6000 product to great effect. And yes, you can buy the small individual sized tubes

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Epoxy resin is also a great product.

There's an amazing thing called Enviro Tex which creates a thick hard plastic shell around any object it encounters. It would add a great texture to your project. www.fewproducts.com/.../02128.htm Nobody on earth will pull those shells apart if you use that, that's for sure

You might also consider drilling the shells with a diamond head really thin drillbit and using a grommet or screws to keep them together. THis would guarantee they not fall apart.

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June 22, 20200 found this helpful

I would say a hot glue gun would be your best bet. They do make different strengths I believe so I would do some research online. You can even try YouTube that does help me many times.

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June 22, 20200 found this helpful

- E6000 is a popular choice!

But lots of suggestions here: www.thriftyfun.com/Using-the-Right-Glue-for-Seashell...

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July 14, 20200 found this helpful

I know it doesn't mention seashells, but this website is awesome at recommending glues for almost every kind of project or material! thistothat.com

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