I made this using a dried out/won't work anymore gel pen. I just added a little Aleene's tack it over and over to the tip of the pen and let it dry. When dry this type of glue is tacky. Just lightly tap the end to the small item you're trying to pick up. I added the glue just a tiny bit and let it set/dry a bit before adding more to build up the tip nicely. The glue is white when wet and clear when dry.