This week several orders of glue came in and it got me to thinking about the different types of glue we use in different applications: jewelry making, beading, polymer clay and other crafty things.
In fact, there are so many adhesives out just for jewelry making that Fire Mountain Gems made a chart of all of them.
I was especially thinking of Polybonder versus Super Glue, as I was out of Polybonder for a while and missed using it in my projects (silly me didn’t put the cap back on tightly.)
Polybonder is a glue formulated for use with polymer clay by Lisa Pavelka, who is a big name in the polymer clay world. It sets instantly, like Super Glue, but it’s made to withstand baking up to 300° F.
I’ve been given to understand that Super Glue gets brittle after being subjected to those temperatures.
For some reason I was in the mood to test it out. So I grabbed a few samples and did a not-entirely-scientific test.
No worries Ginger Davis Allman, I will NOT be taking over your work anytime soon! I don’t have the patience or desire to do all the careful controls and samples that you include in your testing.
While I was at it, I decided to test Translucent Liquid Sculpey, too.
Watch the video to see the results.
Here are links to a few things from the video: