What do you use to hold your beads and ornaments to your hat pins and barrette backs?

We’ve had a number of requests for a good craft adhesive to use for gluing metal and glass components to our  Good Hair Days® French made spring barrette backs.

We recently added a much sought-after craft glue that will do the trick: Beacon 527 multi-purpose craft adhesive.

Beacon 527 Craft Adhesive

This adhesive has been tested by ourselves, as well as hat pin crafters, and we conclude that this adhesive is by far, the best for overall performance, and longevity of hold. While other quick-dry cements are fine for instant results, they do not hold up over long periods of time, becoming brittle and resulting in epic failure to hold a project together.

Beacon 527 Multi-purpose craft adhesive, 2 ounce blister pack.
Dries crystal clear, fast drying and flexible. Super strong formula is waterproof. Great for use on china, ceramics, metal, tile, shells, gems, leather, paper, cork, glass, wood, cardboard & many more common materials.

  • All surfaces must be clean, dry and free from dust in order for glue to properly adhere.
  • Apply a thin layer of glue to one side of the material to be bonded and gently press both sides together to prevent oozing.
  • Glue dries in approximately 2 hours although maximum strength will be achieved in 24 hours.
  • Don’t use varnished or painted surfaces as a work area or place glued items on such a surface until at least 24 hours so that glue has an opportunity to cure.
  • Clean up with acetone while glue is still wet.
  • Always use in a well-ventilated area away from any sparks or flame. Keep out of reach of children.

Beacon 527 was reintroduced back in late 2010,  and you can find and purchase it here: http://www.manyhorses.com/store_adhesives.htm

After you’ve tried Beacon 527, you won’t go back to those other quick-drying cements!