Jewelers Shellac Gemstone Setting Assist
Shellac is a thermal adhesive used by jewelers and gem cutters. A small amount of shellac is melted from the tip of the stick (using a torch or alcohol lamp) onto the "dopstick", wooden or metal holder. When heated, shellac is soft and malleable like putty, then hardens at room temperature. Stone or work piece is set into shellac when pliable; to clean shellac from item - dissolve in denatured alcohol. Sold in a section about 2-1/4" long.
- Shellac sticks are great for temporarily holding pieces in place
- Heat to apply, dissolve in denatured alcohol to release
- Comes in a 2.25" inch long stick