Heat setting several pieces at once in an oven/toaster oven
It’s easy to use No Days BailBond on several pieces and heat set them all at once using an oven.
Cut a piece of BailBond to fit the size of your bail.
Use a bit of painter’s tape to create a sandwich by placing your BailBond between the pendant and the bail. The tape will prevent the bail from moving in the oven once the BailBond has melted. Place the pendant sandwich face down.
For ease of transport, you can place several pendants on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet and pendants in a room temperature oven and set it for your curing temperature.
The BailBond begins to liquify at 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).
To evenly heat the glass, bail and BailBond, you’ll need to set your oven at about 200-220 degrees F (93-105 degrees C).
Each oven will heat a bit differently, so it’s recommended that you do a small test heat before tackling a large tray of pendants. This way you’ll know exactly what temperature your oven should be set to. When I fired a small tray of pendants in my toaster oven, I needed to set the temperature at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C)!
Once the oven reaches curing temperature, leave the pendant for a few minutes to let the BailBond melt to the bail and the pendant. It’s important that both the bail AND the fused glass pendant are hot enough for the BailBond to fully adhere.
You can peek in the oven and actually see the BailBond melting between the bail and the pendant.
After the pendant has cooled, carefully remove the tape.
If there is any residue from the tape, it can be scratched off with your fingernail, or rubbed off with a little vegetable oil.
If there’s residue on the bail, you can wipe it clean with some mineral spirits on a paper towel or cotton swab.
If the BailBond has melted out from under the bail and is still warm, you may be able to scratch off any excess with your fingernail. Otherwise, an exacto blade will help to remove it.
Now the pendants are ready to wear!
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