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Old 07-21-2012, 09:59
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Default HELP! How do I attach a clay flower to an alligator clip or bobbie pin?

I've been making flowers from clay. (Not the size of bow centers, but like regular flower size) I have some daisies (ranging from 1.5 inches across to about 3.5) I would like to make some more and attach them to alligator clips, bobbie pins, etc but am having a heck of a time trying to figure out the best way to do that. I've searched the net and have only seen where you would just glue them down. I really don't want to do that because I'm afraid that they would pop off. I'd rather be sure they were going to stay on. I also read about inserting a wire before the clay cures and then wrapping that around the clip. But I really don't want to have exposed wire under an alligator clip, and I don't know how well that would work out on a bobbie pin either. I'd rather it look more finished than that. The only other thing I can think of is to back it with some kind of fabric so that it is more secure, but I don't think it would look good to have the fabric showing too much either. I love the look of these flowers http://www.etsy.com/shop/dkdesignsha..._shop_redirect and these http://www.etsy.com/listing/93315827...weddings-large
I really don't know how they attach the flowers to pins or clips.

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:02
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Default Re: HELP! How do I attach a clay flower to an alligator clip or bobbie pin?

Here is a picture of some of the daisies so you get an idea of what I am trying to do. I think they'd be awesome on alligator clips.
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Default Re: HELP! How do I attach a clay flower to an alligator clip or bobbie pin?

E6000 is my only suggestion. I personally haven't done anything like these before. Your flowers are beautiful. Great job on them!
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E6000 is my only suggestion. I personally haven't done anything like these before. Your flowers are beautiful. Great job on them!
Thanks!! They are a lot of fun to make too! Maybe I'll pick up some E6000 and give one a try to see how it holds up. I wish I knew how the ladies on Etsy secure their flowers to clips. Maybe that's what they use too.
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Default Re: HELP! How do I attach a clay flower to an alligator clip or bobbie pin?

E6000 works alot like gorilla glue.....It is the only glue that I would trust to attatch center peices that can't be sewed on!
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