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Kristalwick
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Searching for button findings...

Postby Kristalwick » Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:58 pm

Where to get button findings (backs) to glue onto glass cabs?
Also, does E-6000 work best for this? I have been happy with it in the past and am wondering other's feedback.

Thanks!

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Re: Searching for button findings...

Postby dee » Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:07 pm

Kristalwick wrote:Where to get button findings (backs) to glue onto glass cabs?
Also, does E-6000 work best for this? I have been happy with it in the past and am wondering other's feedback.

Thanks!


firemountain gems has some in 2 sizes, check their website:
http://www.firemountaingems.com

i use dymax, don't trust e6000
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Postby Dolores » Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:32 pm

Also check out Rio Grande. They have what you're looking for in their "Gem and Findings" Catalog.

DOLORES

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Postby Susan Slack » Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:59 am

Rio Grande sell metal backed button shanks. Rings and Things sells plastic button shanks.
Susan from Green Oaks

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Postby Kristalwick » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:06 pm

Thanks so much!
Where can I find "dymax"?

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Dymax

Postby Andrew » Sun Nov 30, 2003 7:18 pm

Try http://www.dymax.com.

When dymax works, it is a solid bond. It can be tricky to use. The accelerator needs to be applied in a very thin coat and then allowed to dry. Then light clamping (I use clothes pins) for a couple of hours.

AJW

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Re: Dymax

Postby dee » Sun Nov 30, 2003 11:42 pm

Andrew wrote:Try http://www.dymax.com.

When dymax works, it is a solid bond. It can be tricky to use. The accelerator needs to be applied in a very thin coat and then allowed to dry. Then light clamping (I use clothes pins) for a couple of hours.

AJW


interesting, when i use it to adhere ss earing posts to the back of my inner glow pebble pieces, i brush the accelerator onto the glass piece, apply a little of the dymax to the post pad and place - next day, i clean the excess off with a qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol and viola! a very solid bond - pete dewey at dewey assoc. never indicated any need to let the accelerator to dry and i haven't had any failures yet with the posts...
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Postby Pam » Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:38 am

I've gotten some excellent plastic button backs from Rings n Things http://www.rings-things.com/index.html

They're called button shanks, Stock #: 30-668. I glue them on with E6000.

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Postby molly » Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:15 pm

will these buttons be used on clothing? If so, what happens when the clothing is washed? Will the adhesive survive soap and water, or should the buttons be removed with each washing? Just my practical mind at work here. I often take "shank" type buttons, and put them onto plain hair elastics, in a "slip knot" style. Adds flair to that plain ponytail or braid....(at least for thos of us with longer hair!)

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Postby Pam » Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:29 pm

This is a reply to Molly's question about E6000 and the washing machine. I'd only used Woolite before your post so I tried it with a couple fused buttons with glued-on plastic backs. I'm happy to report very clean buttons, and no problems with them coming off in in either the washer or the dryer. I don't think I'll try dry cleaning though, as they use some kind of fluid that might mess with the glue.

BTW, using buttons in your hair is a great idea!

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Postby Kristalwick » Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:25 am

Thaks everybody for your suggestions....
So Pam, do you mean to tell me you put some buttons in the washer and dryer using Woolite and they all survived? Amazing... and you only used E6000?
I am going have to experiment...
A new idea I have...I am handpainting cloth strips, rolling them up into a tubular bead shape, using various glues and the bead dries hard. I wonder how these will wash? I was also thinking of spraying them when dry with acrylic sealer...anybody try this before?
Do you think I'm crazy?????

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Postby molly » Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:17 am

Hey, you guys have really great ideas! Thanks for the compliment on the hair tie, as it really does "dress up" a plain ponytail. The rolled up fabric buttons sound fascinating! Can you elaborate? I am intrigued!!!!

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Postby Duane Sitton » Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:59 am

Andrew wrote:
Try http://www.dymax.com.

When dymax works, it is a solid bond. It can be tricky to use. The accelerator needs to be applied in a very thin coat and then allowed to dry. Then light clamping (I use clothes pins) for a couple of hours.

AJW

Dee Wrote:
interesting, when i use it to adhere ss earing posts to the back of my inner glow pebble pieces, i brush the accelerator onto the glass piece, apply a little of the dymax to the post pad and place - next day, i clean the excess off with a qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol and viola! a very solid bond - pete dewey at dewey assoc. never indicated any need to let the accelerator to dry and i haven't had any failures yet with the posts...
D


Would you mind telling which Dymax adhesive you're using?

I've been using 5 Minute Epoxy, the only thing I like about it is the cure speed.

Thanks,
Duane

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Postby Pam » Sun Dec 07, 2003 2:30 pm

Actually, I used regular detergent - Arm & Hammer - with a 10 min wash cycle. I'll have to send them through a few more times to see if repeated washing causes and problems.

I can't envision the rolled up fabric - how about posting a photo?


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