'Stretch Magic'.

Q: I know that this has been asked and answered before, but I'm having trouble finding out the information in the archives. I bought some 'Stretch Magic' and make a watch. I have the 1mm and am using 3 strands (heavy lampwork beaded band). I'm having trouble with the knots. They seem to come undone, it could be the 3 strands, but I'm trying just to knot 2 strands together. What glue are people using and what shouldn't I use? I know I have read about some glues eating through the plastic (or whatever that stuff is). Any advised would be appreciated.

A: I always crimp mine and then cover the crimp with a larger bead. I really don't trust the glue to keep a secure knot. You might want to try 'Opelon'. From what I've heard, it holds knots much better than stretch magic. I haven't used it yet, but I'm sure there are tons of people on this group that can give you more info. I've switched almost exclusively to 'Opelon'. The thread is flat, and makes a much smaller, tighter knot (that will fit inside smaller beads than 'Stretch Magic'). I put a small amount of glue on the knot, pull it into a bead before it sets. That way, it's glued in place.