Beginner Jewellery Making Projects Using Glue
Make beautiful, handmade jewellery using settings and glue!
It's so simple to create jewellery designs using glue and jewellery settings. Below, we share with you some of our popular jewellery making kits which require glue - with some projects only needing a few tools to complete the look. You can easily customise many of these projects with your favourite gemstones, charms and findings to create unique designs.
Each of our kits includes online step by step instructions, a recommended tool list and a handy one-click shopping list with all the supplies you need to get making.
This glue is our go-to for jewellery making! It's a popular choice due to being fast drying, high strength and creating high quality bonds. It sets clear and is great for filling gaps which makes it perfect for setting stones in settings like the ones featured on this page. You can use it to bond metal, gemstones, glass, ceramic and wood - making it a great contender for all kinds of crafts as well as in the home. Available as a syringe or tubes.
Notes Before You Start
Roughen The Setting
For the best results and to ensure the stone bonds well to the setting, you can roughen one or both of the surfaces using a small pin or some sandpaper - this will create a texture on the surface that allows the glue to form a better hold.
Clean Your Pieces
Before you get started with setting your stone into the setting, you need to make sure that the surfaces are clean and dry.
Don't Use Superglue!
Superglue may be the first glue to come to mind for your jewellery making needs, but it's not suitable as it doesn't fill gaps and becomes brittle, resulting in your jewellery pieces coming apart. Instead, we recommend using Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue which is fast drying, high strength and creates high quality bonds. Available as a syringe or tubes.
Watch How Easy It Is To Create This Gemstone Ring Using Glue
We love this simple gemstone ring featuring one of our amethyst stones! It is adjustable too, making it a perfect choice if you're after a handmade gift.
Bangles & Bracelets
These sterling silver flat plate earstuds are available in a range of sizes and are perfect for using with gemstone cabochons, polymer clay designs, sea glass, ceramics, metal clay and more. Surgical steel earstuds are also available.
This design is a great way to get creative with your favourite gemstone cabcochons and charms. We've set larimar cabochons into our link settings, attached ear wires and hung our lovely sand dollar charms to create eye catching earrings.
DESIGN YOUR OWN JEWELLERY WITH OUR GEMSTONES & SETTINGS
Choose from our range of jewellery settings and mounts which can be set with your favourite gemstones to make a beautiful piece of jewellery. Choose from our range of ring, earring, pendant, brooch, cufflink and bangle settings. Available in a range of metals, shapes and sizes.
The products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that stocks can vary, so do use your own judgement as to the compatibility of each item when making.