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I am a fan of science fiction so I chose the two sci-fi buttons to make a pair of earrings, and the flame for the ring, since I am a lamp-worker I decided I needed a ring to signify my passion!
To start with, these buttons have a self metal shank on the back, so I used my cutters to remove it, leveling the back. The edges that remain actually give the glue something more to hold onto.
I used Nunn Design Silicone Glue to affix the buttons into the earring and ring bezels. I prefer this glue over E-600o because it remains flexible due to having silicone instead of water in it, so over time it does not lose its hold. I also like to use a piece of sheet styrofoam to keep the bezels level while they dry as its easy to poke the ear-wires or ring bezels in to stabilize and level your piece.
I drizzle in the glue slowly, using a toothpick or the end of a paint brush to transfer small amounts at a time. Fill it enough but not too much, but with the silicone glue its easy to clean up with a baby wipe if there is spillage. Let it dry in a warm spot several hours or even over night and that’s it! Now you have a fun piece to wear and enjoy, or give as a gift or sell.
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Let me know if you have any questions and I’d love to see your creations! This technique can easily be used with all kinds of cabs and buttons so enjoy the process and have fun.