Repairing a Broken Shell Earring

I have a beautiful pair of native earrings and the main piece is abalone. I dropped one and it broke. The pieces still fit together, but I don't know what I might be able to use to repair it without a big blob of glue showing in the repair spot.

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I saw the posts about the best adhesives here for affixing shells to other objects, but not shell to shell.

Any ideas?

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June 11, 20190 found this helpful

I would use Gorilla Glue, applied with a toothpick.

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August 12, 20190 found this helpful

I work a lot of abalone use the e 6000 it's the best

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June 11, 20190 found this helpful

E600 is my go to. You can get it pretty reasonable at Michael's, especially if you have a coupon.

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June 17, 20190 found this helpful

Superglue applied lightly should work. Dont overapply, or it will ooze out when you stick the pieces back together.

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June 18, 20190 found this helpful

Most glues will work but I have found Gorilla glue to work well but can be messy.

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I love E600 as it will work on almost anything.
E600 can be found at most stores and is a reasonable price.
It is not as thick as some glues so you can apply a thin layer.
Place a small glob on wax paper or aluminum foil and then get your earring ready.
But using a toothpick or a throw away pin is a good suggestion and hold for a couple of seconds and wipe off access (carefully).

They do have "shell repair glue" at some craft stores.

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