Hi all, I enamel copper and would like to make some brooches. In the
past I have used commercially available one piece pin backs glued on
to the backing enamel. However, it occurred to me that I might obtain
a more “professional” look if I used the smaller commercially
available findings. My motivation is to increase the price of my
brooches yet still reach the local market. The suggestion of
soldering these on to the metal surface is not feasible for me
because the findings move during the firing process, presumably
because my firing temperatures and times allow the solder to melt
once again. Brazing is much too difficult for me at this time because
I have not found a brass alloy that flows well.
Has anyone tried to use the cyanomethacrylate glues? They are the
ones that you see in the advertisements with the guy’s hard hat stuck
to the rsj. Do these glues have sufficient shear strength to tolerate
the movements? If not, could I use the epoxy resins?
Hope someone can help,