Oh my, so sorry for this very late "thank you for your reply" message! somehow, your reply to my question slipped right past me!
Ok, all noted!
(I have read that super glue can become "brittle"...no problems with that?...I was wondering if brittle= eventual failure...?)
(have you ever tried that HXTAL glass epoxy?)
I am contemplating a tahitian pearl, station type chain necklace idea...but don't want to wire wrap, (and worry about the "tugging" potential of the chain) and have always been afraid of "glue"...but then I look at all your beautiful pearl pieces and think....glue must be ok!...and friction fit...so I want to figure out how to do it correctly!)
I am looking into getting one of the below epoxies...do you have a recommendation?
This all-purpose, somewhat heat-resistant, amber-colored epoxy takes a high polish for inlay.
• It line-bonds slowly for excellent adhesion of stones to findings.
• Mix in equal parts of resin and hardener.
• Pot life is one hour.
• Curing time is eight hours, or 20–60 minutes when heated at 100°F (38°C).
Fast-drying, clear epoxy takes a high polish for inlay.
• It line-bonds quickly for findings-to-stone work; also great for invisible bonds on glass and china.
• Mix in equal parts of resin and hardener (one bottle of each included).
• Pot life is 15 minutes.
• Air-curing time is two hours; heat (100°F/38°C) reduces curing time to 10 minutes.
Thank you! and Best regards