Which adhesives have worked for you?
Back when I ran an inlay shop, we bought 5 minut epoxy by the case.
I would suggest that there is no better choice, but thats only IMO,
plus much of the inlay business… Major advantages: It has a
reasonable working time, it fills voids to some degree (would be
that we were perfect…)
And it doesn’t require pressure or special treatment to bond. Plus
it is tencious, plus it is reasonably cheap. There was a point where
we put in a chip inlay shop, and for that we used fiberglass resin
with an 8 hour setup time, because of the nature of the work.
A little tip: If you’re doing pictures and the like, you can glue in
your main pieces - the big stuff - the usual way. For tiny stones
like eyes, wash them and put them in place. Then dry the piece
fairly gently on ahotplate, and put a drop of epoxy on top of it.
The heat will make it melt and run down into the seams. Much easier
than tweezering goopy little stones.