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Looking for advice on starting a business

Started by Aurelia Lynne Lovelace. Last reply by Aurelia Lynne Lovelace Mar 11. 2 Replies

Hello epic crafters!  I'm new(ish) to the group, and new to the exciting world of steampunk, and I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself.I'm a seamstress, jewelry designer, haberdasher... er,…Continue

Epic Dress

Started by Rachel Harrison. Last reply by Ruthie Farrand Jan 2. 10 Replies

Lady Bijou ordered a dress from me some time ago. A reproduction 1876 dress originally worn by a woman named Harriet Officer. This dress is finally complete! Have a peek! …Continue

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I am a new member, and a seamstress!

Started by Jodi Franco Sep 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! I am so glad to be a part of your group! I am a seamstress and sew in my spare time, but my dream is to someday quit the day job and do what I love full time! But for now, here are a…Continue

In need of assistance

Started by Sunshine. Last reply by Sunshine Sep 12, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello ladies and gents! I am in need of a bit of help. I am in search of a corset but i like to keep my buying within the US and i would LOVE for it to be handmade from a growing business. I will be…Continue

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Comment by Isabella Goodall on April 1, 2011 at 10:10am
just what if... attaching the leather to the hinge with rivets (or small screws) and then using a jewlers glue (or epoxy) to attach a metal hinge to the glass and pewter?
Comment by enganear on April 1, 2011 at 8:27am

I much prefer the individual tubes to the twin syringe design although the former is becoming more difficult to find.  The Harbor Freight twin tube packaging is cheap and excellent glue.


Don't forget the denatured alcohol, it is a great prep for painting as well.

Comment by Lord Nicodemus on April 1, 2011 at 8:20am

Yes, its a two part glue.   This is the stuff i usually use, or generally, as im not brand loyal.  You can get it in a variety of set times, less or more depending on what your doing but i find the 5 min epoxy gives me time to move and adjust but still sets in a reasonable amount of time.  It also is rated to glue just about anything to anything else.  As always read the labels. 

Comment by Katie Gurecki on April 1, 2011 at 8:09am
Isn't five minute epoxy a two part glue?
Comment by Lord Nicodemus on April 1, 2011 at 7:43am
Post a pick when your done we would love to see what your doing
Comment by Rude Alice on April 1, 2011 at 7:34am
Thanks one and all! Off to Home Despot!
Comment by enganear on April 1, 2011 at 7:06am
I would also be in favor of the 5 minute epoxy and a test piece. Epoxy will get a much better grip on glass if scratched with wallpaper first in the related area. I would also recommend precleaning the glass with denatured alcohol to remove any skin oils.
Comment by Lord Nicodemus on April 1, 2011 at 6:54am

i would have to see it but the biggest problem is the mixed media.  Their are lots of glues that work great with leather, and lots that will glue things to glass but trying to get one to the other will be problematic.  The glue that works for one may not work so well for the other. 

I would recommend using a 5 minute epoxy.  I use it for securing knife handles but its really quite versatile.  I would do a test piece if you can to see how well it works, and give you a feel for working with it before doing the final piece. 

The epoxy will get fairly warm when using, and kinda stinks so have ventilation. 

Comment by Katie Gurecki on April 1, 2011 at 6:46am

If you really want it to never come apart, silicon glues work really great on glass products, but leather to glass, that's an iffy one. Glue doesn't really do all that well with leather in my experience. If it's a really thick leather, the glue I've had the best luck with is gorilla, because the leather doesn't seem to absorb it like most other glues, though it needs a longer drying time, and it foams like crazy. You might want to try the household goop glue, I've heard good things about it, but haven't used it myself yet. It's supposedly almost as good as silicone. is a great resource, and it recommends household goop in both the glass to leather and leather to metal, so I would go with that. You should be able to find it at Home Depot or Walmart.

Comment by Rude Alice on April 1, 2011 at 6:25am
I need to attach a glass lid to a pewter mug with a leather hinge. Any ideas on proper glue for the glass side of the hinge?

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