How to Glue Glass Cabochon To a Pendant Tray
This pendant tutorial will show you an easy way to glue a glass cabochon tile to a blank bezel pendant settings tray.
This method will allow you to use gloss photo paper, magazine gloss paper, flowers, etc. Gluing gloss photo paper directly to glass cabochons will cause the gloss film to separate from the paper and you will get a shinny spot on your glass pendant.
Put the glass on top of the image you want and trace around it.
For the 25mm round trays, I use a 1 inch round whole punch – Hobby Lobby, works perfect.
For the 25mm square trays, I use a 1 inch square hole punch.
Cut the image to fit into the tray.
Put the image into the tray.
Put the glass into the tray on top of the image. Nothing is glued at this point.
Have some Acetone ready.
Have some E6000 Jewelry & Bead Adhesive (Walmart, comes with nozzle applicator) ready.
Spot glue with E6000 Jewelry & Bead Adhesive (use the small nozzle applicator) each side where the glass meets the tray. Use very little glue.
Use a Q-tip and clean off the glue. This will press the glue between the glass and the tray.
Q-tip with Acetone will clean any glue off the glass and tray.
Turn the pendant upside down (must do) and let dry for 1 hour.
Run a bead of E6000 Jewelry & Bead Adhesive around where the glass meets the tray.
Use a Q-tip and clean off the glue.
Turn the pendant upside down (must do) and let dry overnight.
Look for a spot where the glue sank in and made a gap. Re-glue that spot.
Clean any adhesive off pendant and enjoy.
Clean the glue out of the nozzle applicator with Acetone so you can re-use it.
Note: Do not use fast drying glue, like super glue. You need something you can work with.