Step 3: Keeping parts together while epoxy is curing

Use regular or modeling clay as illustrated below to hold the pieces together. If clay is not available, you can fill a container with rice or beans which will hold the repaired piece in place while it cures. Avoid shifting the pieces; small particles may come loose, ruining the repair. Any glue that oozes from the joint can be removed later using a razor blade. Use tweezers to apply small pieces.

<p>Thanks for the great tutorials and resources! This may be a dumb question but I am trying repair these beautiful Mexican bowls. Is there a standard blue paint or color to use instead of testing out lots of different types. It is certainly a common blue on lots of mexican pottery. </p>
<p>Any response to this inquiry? I have a beautiful broken pot as well . . .</p>
<p>I fixed my plates with this Kintsugi Kit:</p><p><a href="http://www.moraapproved.com/products/humade-the-new-kintsugi-diy-repair-kit" rel="nofollow">http://www.moraapproved.com/products/humade-the-ne...</a></p><p>Gives it a gold edge! :) </p>
<p>The picture of how to use modeling clay to hold something together isn't there. It sure would be helpful to see what you mean!</p>
<p>Hi Marcia, see step 3 for the modeling clay photos.</p>
<p>Cementruck there are professionals who repair items like your grandmothers platter! Just check on the work they have done before you let them do it but it should come out at least pretty close to perfect. They will also apply paint etc where needed to cover up any fine lines, can fill in spots where there is missing pieces etc.!! Make it a Xmas present one year! Good luck.</p>
<p>You can actually glue glass and ceramics with fairly standard Elmer's glue. It's not the prettiest and I wouldn't eat off of anything I used it on, but it works. You just have to let it set for a couple of days. They probably sell something more appropriate specifically for this purpose though.</p>
This is extremely useful, thank you!
My wife's grandmother shipped a family heirloom (serving platter) to my wife just weeks before she died. Her mental state was severely compromised due to the pain medication she was on and she put the platter in a cardboard pizza box without any padding, taped it shut, and shipped it parcel post. I remember receiving the badly mangled box and hearing the clatter of broken porcelain inside as I handed it to my wife. It was pretty heart rending. I have held on to the pieces (still in the pizza box so I have all the parts) and am planning on restoring it for my wife when the time permits. Your Instructable gives me hope. <br><br>Thank you!!!

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