Intro: Bondic How-To - Craft Necklace, Invisible Crimp Beads
To perfect a craft jewelry project, sometimes crimp beads are necessary. The problem is that they can make the project look ugly with the squashed bits of metal on it that you almost always want to cover up. Thankfully with Bondic, you can quickly and easily create invisible crimp beads or stoppers on your creations!
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Bondic® is the World's First pocket 3D liquid plastic welder that allows you to fix, fill, mold, and even build almost anything. It will only solidify when you cure it with the included UV LED light, so you control the drying time. Once the UV light hits, it only takes 4 seconds to harden with no pressure needed and it will not stick to your skin. Keep in mind that Bondic® is NOT A GLUE and should not be used like one. It literally is a welding tool that uses a unique formula to build new plastic around two objects instead of “gluing” two flat surfaces together. Think of Bondic® closer to that of a 3D printer, creating new material where it has been lost. Additionally, for Bondic® to stick onto surfaces, it needs to be rough to allow the Bondic® fluid to seep into the pores of said objects and literally “grab” onto them when cured. We always like to think of Bondic as like gripping something with your hands. If you are trying to grab onto a smooth surface it will be really difficult to do so. But if the surface is rough, you can get a much better grip.
Step 1: Bead Your Necklace
Using any beading wire of your choosing (in this case I used clear elastic bead cord), start to add beads and play with it until you find the design you like best.
Once you have the perfect design, lay your necklace on a flat surface or a bead board, (asshown in the pictures) which I highly recommend.
Step 2: Apply Bondic
Now that you have your beads properly spaced on the necklace string, simply add a drop of Bondic to one of the sides of the bead's hole. Do not worry if you did not put the Bondic fluid in the right position, Bondic will only harden if exposed to the UV light, so you have lots of time to get it right! Once you have the fluid in the right spot, shine the UV light and watch it harden in seconds!
Repeat the same step the each side of the beads to hold them in place on your string.
Step 3: Time to Wear It!
Once you have added the drop of Bondic onto each side and cured it with the UV light, you are done! It is a very quick and painless process and very easy to make adjustments later on.