When I was young natural products were the thing, however, synthetic products have their place too
Whilst working with c-lon and experimenting with macramé I used superglue to stiffen the ends of thread making it easier to thread seed beads on. I prefer it for sealing ends of paracord and beading cord also. Not wanting to set fire to myself.
I have also made beading needles with very thin beading wire folded in half and twisted and snipped off at the end
Cold procelaine is a mixture of cornflour and wood/school glue (pva) which makes a very nice material when varnished