Get It From An Expert: How To Glue a Magnet On To Jewelry!
Since I have been interested in the idea of making handmade jewelry recently, the knowledge of magnets being used for this purpose really intrigued me. So, I became somewhat of an expert on the topic after some in-depth research and decided to come up with a simple guide on how to glue a magnet onto jewelry.
How can you glue a magnet onto jewelry? To glue a magnet onto jewelry, you will need to assemble the materials and glue of your choice and carefully apply a small amount to the tip of the magnet. In order to perform the cleanest and most accurate, you might want to use a pair of small pliers.
Whether you are crafting your own custom piece of jewelry or adding some improvements to an existing one, you might have stumbled across the concept of gluing magnetic elements to jewelry.
If you are seeking the best instructions for gluing a magnet onto jewelry, you will have to look no further. Keep reading to get my expert tips on how to go about this process successfully.
How To Glue a Magnet On To Jewelry
The process of making your own jewelry can be very tedious since the materials that you will be working with are very small and require a steady hand with precise technique.
However, the result of custom handmade jewelry is often more rewarding than a ready to wear piece that you might buy online or at a local store.
Take a look at the simple and easy to read the list of materials and instructions below for gluing a magnet onto jewelry and gaining the best results from your project.
- A magnet for jewelry (magnetic clasp, magnetic snaps, small disc magnets, etc.)
- Small pliers
- Adhesive glue
- Jewelry chain/piece
How To Glue a Magnet On to Jewelry:
- Gather your materials in a clean and well-lit workspace
- Inspect the magnet and the end of the jewelry where you will be attaching it
- Clear off any debris or obstructions from both surfaces
- Use a small pair of pliers to hold the magnet it one hand
- Apply a small amount of glue to the magnet’s surface while holding it in the pliers
- Hold up the jewelry in the opposite hand and connect the magnet slowly and carefully using the pliers
- Stay still in this position for several minutes, applying pressure to both objects
- Allow the glue to dry for a few more minutes before allowing it to rest and cure
To begin gluing a magnet onto a piece of handmade jewelry, you will need to first gather all of the necessary materials for this particular project.
Depending on the exact piece of jewelry that you will be using for this purpose, you might need more or fewer materials than what is indicated on the list above, as this is just a general guide for gluing magnets to jewelry.
The basic materials for this project will include some type of magnet for jewelry, which can be a magnetic clasp, a small magnet snap, or a tiny disc magnet. Additionally, you will need a small pair of pliers, and adhesive glue of your choice, and the jewelry chain or piece that will be your gluing surface.
After gathering your materials onto a clean and well-lit workspace, you will need to closely inspect the magnet and the end of the jewelry where you will be attaching it. If necessary, you might need to blow on the surfaces to get rid of any debris, or even wipe it off with a clean damp towel.
Once this is complete, you will be able to begin gluing the magnet to the jewelry. To do this, you will want to pick up the magnet with a small pair of pliers, holding it in your dominant hand.
While it is in the middle of the plier’s mouth, you will want to apply a small amount of glue to the surface of the magnet as you are holding it very still in place. During this step, you will need to apply just the right amount of glue.
The ideal amount of glue will be a very small dot in the middle of the surface, but not too much glue to where it will spread out and cover other areas of the jewelry that you will be connecting it to.
Holding the jewelry piece in the opposite hand, you will slowly and carefully use the pliers to connect the magnet. Stay still in this position for several minutes, applying pressure to both objects together to allow the glue to set as much as possible.
When the glue has become sticky and it is no longer wet, you will be able to set it down in a safe place to rest and cure before it is completely dried and ready to wear. To reach this position more quickly, you can blow on the glue as you are holding it.
However, the time that it will take for the glue to completely set before it can be disturbed and used will be approximately one day.
The Best Glue To Use For Gluing Magnets Onto Jewelry
Along with following the helpful tips that were outlined in the previous section for gluing magnets onto jewelry, you will need to make sure that you are applying the right type of glue for this purpose.
While some types of glue will work for attaching magnets to other surfaces, additional precautions should be taken when it comes to something that will be worn such as jewelry.
Depending on the type of jewelry, you might be wearing it around your wrist where it could get caught in other objects and break apart, or it could be frequently holding weight up in a necklace that is constantly hanging down and moving around.
Glue Recommendations for Magnets and Jewelry:
- JB Weld
- Two part epoxy
- Gorilla Glue (with precise tip)
The kind of glue to use for magnets and jewelry is JB Weld. However, if you can’t find it anywhere, you can use two-part epoxy or E6000 instead.
Additionally, you can try to find the type of Gorilla glue that comes with a small and precise applicator tip, which will be helpful in the tedious tasks that are involved in gluing small magnets to even smaller pieces of jewelry.
To conclude, magnets can be a great addition to all kinds of jewelry pieces. With the added convenience of being able to open and close your accessories with a magnetic force, the concept of gluing magnets to jewelry might be something that you will want to try in the near future.
Can the same types of glue that are used for jewelry and magnets connect magnets and metal together?
Magnets and metal can be glued together with E6000, JB Weld, two part epoxy, and gorilla glue just like magnets and jewelry. Other great glues that can be used for this purpose are silicone adhesive and any other type of very durable super glue.
What kind of glue can be used for magnets and fabric?
To glue fabric and magnets together, the best type of glue to use is Fevi Quick. However, you can use any other strong type of glue that you have access to. Regardless of the glue you choose, you will want to make sure both surfaces are clean before you glue.