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making jewellery with lovehearts

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i don't like loveheart sweets...they're really chalky...so i decided to make earrings, pendents and broches out of them.

but i haven't got a clue how i'm going to attach them to earring findings and such...any ideas??

also varnish? i need something to make them a bit more durable, what can i use??

thanks!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You sure they will last? They're fairly soft - will you be able to 'varnish' them or something...?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I made pill earrings and sealed them with polyurathane varnish (hobbycraft). Worked pretty well, with a couple of coats.

    You could glue findings on, or you could maybe very carefully drill holes in with a small hobby drill before sealing. Not sure they wouldn't break, though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do you think solder would hold?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ?! Solder is for joining two metals. I don't know how it would react to the request to bind to a sweet... Badly, I would suspect.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Doubt it. I think solder is only for joining metals to other metals. I'd put my money on superglue or hot glue :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i may invest in a glue gun...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i may invest in a glue gun...

    They do mini ones in hobbycraft for about 8 quid, if there's one near. Handy for all occasions.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    unfortunatly the nearest one is watford which is about 10 miles away...i might order one online
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