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Recently a customer contacted us about troubles with using No Days Mosaic Adhesive for micro mosaic jewelry…
|Dichroic Dot Mosaic Jewelry using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive|
Adhesive. I have used the film – the thin one for my mosaic jewelry, and
use a Black and Decker heat gun but it doesn’t work well
melted at all because the thin one is already very difficult to use. Since
I only use small pieces for my jewelry, the NO DAYS Mosaic Adhesive seems to
using. You should have no problems getting the adhesive to melt with that heat
gun, whether it is on low or high. I’m curious to know what kind of pieces you
are using in your jewelry. Both glass and ceramics are insulators, so it does
take longer to heat them than it does to heat metal (a conductor). However,
small pieces shouldn’t take 5 minutes to heat. Also, when using small pieces,
you’ll want to start with the heat gun on low and hold it well above your work
(6-8″ or more) until you see the pieces shimmy. Let the adhesive melt and then
it’s safe to move the gun closer.
|Micro mosaic shadowbox created with No Days Groutless|
Groutless Mosaic Adhesive (http://nodaysadhesives.com/2012/08/06/micro-mosaic-tutorial-no-days-groutless/),
but it’s not quite finished.
realized with your inquiry that I haven’t made a video specific to jewelry yet.
Many times when working with jewelry pieces and groutless (or mosaic adhesive),
I’ll put my pieces on a hot plate/electric skillet to heat set, avoiding the
heat gun altogether. I don’t have pictures of this yet, but here’s a post that
shows the hot plate at work with glass on glass:
|Heat setting No Days Mosaic Adhesive with an electric skillet|
Hope this helps!
because it’s not hot at all! It’s even less hot than my hair dryer! So I returned it to Amazon and asked for a replacement.
pieces (including tiny glass beads) very close together, so close that you barely
see a gap between them, and I use the thin adhesive film. I am waiting for the
heat gun replacement and will try again. If it doesn’t work due to the
blowing air from the heat gun, I think I will heat it from the BOTTOM of the
jewelry piece which acts similarly to placing the jewelry piece on an electric
Great idea, X!!! What a good suggestion for those of you trying to heat small jewelry trays with a heat gun. Try using the heat gun on the bottom of your trays to heat!
Remember, if you’ve got any questions about using No Days, contact me at email@example.com, and I’m happy to help! Got any more suggestions or questions regarding this post? Please comment below!