Save on Everything + 2 Days of Doorbusters!
fresh picks

“Problem Fabric Cement??”

Description from Frida: I bought this glue because it seems to be so easy to use/I'm a bit clumsy with glue... Now to the problem It wouldn't come out any glue. So I read on their homepage that one had to squees kind of hard, I did but the glue came not out of the needle but the tube broke. Now I tried to save it with duckt tape but it doesn't work. Have any of you had the same issue? Now I need to buy a new tube if I dare, glad they are not to expensive :)


Buy the Beads!

16" strand $19.90 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $10.45 OUT OF STOCK

Notify Me When More Arrive!

14" strand $32.70 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $16.85 OUT OF STOCK

Notify Me When More Arrive!

16" strand $13.90 OUT OF STOCK
½ strand (loose) $7.45 OUT OF STOCK

Notify Me When More Arrive!

5 Gram Tube $8.70

More Photos & Ideas »

Measurements: Sizes 17ss, 18pp, 20ss & 24pp

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Never touched the stuff! Love the pick!

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I have had trouble with other kinds, the same issue. Once I even squeezed so hard the tube ruptured and I was able to use the glue spewing out of the crack for awhile. :) I think it is just a hazard of these glues in tubes with small apertures. At some point they all eventually glue shut the small delivery point and there isn’t much you can do, but if it never worked, that is disappointing. Hope you have better luck next time and this is an intriguing pick! After you get some good glue, you must show us what you make!

  3. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you for your comments :)

    Becky It’s a new tube, never used. One itty bitty drop came out the needle but then the tube already ruptured. Might ask limastaff about it. :)

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Frida, I have the GS hypo cement, not sure if it is the same one, I do not squeeze that one hard, but it takes a while for it to start flowing :D

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    In the future you can try trimming the tip, or poking a bit of wire thru it to keep the opening patent.

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Frida, I have used the fabric cement and have had good luck with it. It sounds like you might have had a defective tube. The only tricky thing I have discovered is getting the little wire in the cap back into the hole of the tube, but I think it helps keep it from clogging up.
    Hopefully you will have better luck with a new tube. I love this glue for securing the ends of silk cord.

  7. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you for your tips!

    foxhill; how do you secure the silk cord with glue? So they don’t feather?
    That little wire I had in the tube but nothing came out, but that lil drop. Then I was to strong. However so much force should not be necessary?

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I don’t do glue – well I have but just to glue flowers on a hair clip. No biggie. That sounds awful. This pick is a puzzle but I do love the aquamarine rondelles and the fluorite with quartz.

  9. Frida
    Frida says:

    Granny I understand you think this pick is a puzzle, I just (almost) randomly picked stuff one can use with glue ;) Hopefully I have better luck next time and I have the E6000 :)

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    When I knot a necklace with silk cord, I finish it with bead tips. I put the glue on the end knot before I snip the tail of the cord. Once the glue is set, I can cut the tail close to the knot, which is then hidden inside the bead tip.
    If you are going to leave the tail showing as part of the design, I would just put some glue on the knot. I don’t know how you could prevent the tail from unraveling.

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you now I understand ;) I misunderstood before, tired.

Comments are closed for this Fresh Pick.

Design Your Own!

The Fresh Pick on this page was designed by a customer. You can design your own Fresh Picks, too!

Or, you can browse more Fresh Picks at Lima Beads.