Broken necklace to hair pieces... how to attach bobby pins?
I am not sure how I should go about putting the bobby pins on the pieces I cut from an old necklace. The wire is too flimsy to wrap around anything, already cut it probably too short if that could have been possible anyhow.
I was toying with this for awhile and now that I am wanting to do it I don't know how to go about it as I don't usually do a lot of jewelry type stuff that often but I just loved this idea.
If anyone can give me ideas that would be great!
You could try using a glue gun? I'm not sure
@Rawr.Rawr.x I actually tried using a glue gun, that did not work but it was a lo temp one but it got pretty hot so I thought it would work but it didn't.
I also tried Weldbond, but it did not work either. Maybe because it wasn't able to dry the full hour it is supposed to because of my one cat (the one in my profile pic) being a little playful with the pieces but I don't really have anywhere to put it out of her way. Maybe I will try another time if I don't find something else to try first.
Try using alligator clips or barettes, and use E6000 as a glue. Wider pins have more surface for adhesion, and E6000 is very strong, though it does have a relatively long drying time.
I need to find some E6000 for some other things I am wanting to make as well... Just need to figure out what store sells it.. I was hoping for the clips to hide but I could use small clips but bigger then the bobby pins.. Probably would hold much better and I can move around without fear of losing the pieces, at least less likely.
E6000 is the best - I've glued a lot of jewellry with it, and it's very strong and easy to use.
I just need to find E6000, probably a hardware store would be my best bet I think? Don't really have any craft stores and the one that is here is small and doesn't carry much of anything at all..
I found some at walmart today! Yeah! Have yet to use it.. Have to figure out where I am going to store my pieces so they can set properly.
You could also try using a bit of clear thread or fishing line to wrap over the wires to help hold them in place. You wouldn't have to wind it all the way around, just crisscross over them a few times to add a little extra hold.
@AlterEgo Designs. I will try that. I think it might help hold it in place better like you said. I will have to dig the stuff all out again because I put it away a few months ago because it just frustrated me enough to not want to do it right away and I guess until I remembered about this board I had forgot about them.
I was also going to suggest the thread to be wrapped around the wire. I think you should try it out and experiment with them.
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