When working with craft cements always make sure to get all the info you need on the cement you are using and protect yourself accordingly.
The cement that I use is E-6000 which is similar to Goop although, I find Goop to sometimes become brittle after a few years of adhesion and loose it's grip. I have experienced pieces falling apart years later after using Goop but, never with E-6000.
E-6000 is an industrial strength glue and must be used with good protection such as a mask, gloves and good ventilation. To read more about protecting yourself see the studio safety section of this website.
When applying E-6000 it is only necessary to use a small amount and it will hold well.
On a 14x10mm stone you only need to use about a 5mm dab of cement.
Apply a little pressure to the stone to flatten out the cement and get a good adhesion but, not so much pressure that the cement creeps out the sides.
Leave your items to dry in a well ventilated area with a closed door for about 24 hours.
Tip: You can use souvlaki sticks or toothpicks to apply cement but, what I really recommend is a non-hook metal crochet needle. They are finished with a smooth coating that makes it easy to pick off the glue with pliers when dry and there is no need to throw out wooden sticks.
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