Instead of giving traditional instructions, I am going to give you a few tips and tricks I have learned about gluing cabochons to findings.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Do not overuse glue. A tiny drop of E6000 (this is my preferred glue of choice for this kind of project) dabbed on the center of the back of a cabochon will hold just fine.
- When putting the cabochon in place, press gently and make sure it is centered. Glue usually sets fairly quickly, so make any needed adjustments as soon as possible.
- Make sure you place your pieces in as much of an upright position as possible while the glue is setting. The cuff bracelets featured here will stand up on their ends and the necklace setting will lie flat, so it will be easy to keep those pieces anchored while you allow for dry time. When allowing the ring to dry, try to prop it up against something so it can stand upright as much as possible. Keeping your pieces positioned properly will ensure that the stone sets correctly and is not off-center.
- If you make a mess, clean it up. If your glue gets on the metal itself, you can usually take a dab of rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip and clean it up. If you catch the glue spill before it dries, you will be in better shape for a quick and easy cleanup.
Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet with 3 Cabochon Settings
20mm White Howlite Round Cabochon (1 piece)
10mm White Howlite Round Cabochon (2 pieces)
Silver Plated Cuff Bracelet with 3 Cabochon Settings
20mm Black Onyx Round Cabochon (1 piece)
10mm Black Onyx Round Cabochon (2 pieces)
Gunmetal Cuff Bracelet with 20mm Cabochon Setting
20mm Rose Quartz Round Cabochon
Silver Plated Cuff Bracelet with 20mm Cabochon Setting
20mm Unakite Round Cabochon
Silver Pewter 20mm Cabochon Pendant Setting
20mm Green Aventurine Round Cabochon
Silver Adjustable Cable, 1.2mm, 20" - For instructions on how to use this cable, please watch the Adjustable Cable Necklace video
Rhodium Plated 18x25mm Cabochon Ring Setting, Adjustable
18x25mm Blue Lapis Oval Cabochon
ALL PIECES REQUIRE E6000
You will only need tools for this project if you are using the adjustable cable, in which case you will need wire cutters and chain nose pliers