I’ve been frustrated in the past with the failure to make pieces sawn with a jeweler’s saw match correctly (not even a file could remedy some situations!). I’d tried using rubber cement to adhere two pieces of metal together. I couldn’t make it work no matter what I did. Enter cyanoacrylate, AKA Super Glue. Yes, one must be diligent in using this wonder adhesive, as I am sure many of you may have unintentionally attached fingers to fingers, fingers to other objects or objects to other objects. And I am sure those who have done this know that acetone based nail polish remover will help dissolve the adhesive.
This technique is super easy and will yield symmetrical shapes that are particularly desirable for earrings for those who prefer a matched pair. I have used this technique on copper, aluminum and bronze.
Sheet metal of your choice, 22-gauge and 24-gauge work the best
Tools and Equipment:
– Metal shears
– Cyanoacrylate adhesive
– 400 grit sandpaper
– Small clamps – These can be found on our sister site JewelryTools.com
– Permanent marker
– Jewelers saw with #1 metal cutting blade
– Beeswax or cutting lube
– Bench pin
– Acetone based nail polish remover
– Metal file