Paper Bead help?
Hello, my newest craft, paper beads is an awsome hobby so far but I'd like to turn it into money if at all possible. I am having a problem with the "final adhesive" I saw a tutorial on you tube that used "diamond glaze" but could not find any offline to buy, so I wound up trying a modge podge adhesive. I seems to work i guess after 3 dips, but will take many many more dips to get the thickness i want. Does anyone have suggestions on what to use? I am on a very tight budget so please only suggest cheap ideas please?
elmers glue works for me and then clear nail polish over it all tee hee(:
If its a thickness you're having issue with, and not getting it by dipping it in modge podge 3 times... I don't think you're going to get it with out diamond glaze. But diamond glaze goes by many names and brands so maybe ask at your local craft store if you can. They might be able to recommend something If you decided you don't care about thickness, you can try a clear glossy sealant spray paint, it makes it easier to do lots at one time, and it last longer!
The one I use is called sculpey and it's a gloss glaze and I at michaels craft store or even wal-mart may also have this product or something like it I use it on my paper beads.
ok , thx ladies...I will try them all and let yas know how it works for me
From personal experience ... try cheap CLEAR nail polish. Gives a very nice finish ... drys quickly, nice hard finish and the item can be purchased at Walmart, Dollar Store, etc... for about a $1.00.
I design and sell paper beads on Etsy. If you want to make high quality paper beads that won't turn yellow with time, use Vibrance Paper Bead Glaze. I have tried many different products and this is the only one I use for my shop. If you want thicker protection for your bead use mod podge hard coat as a base and then dip in paper bead glaze.
I normally use ember gule to roll my beads, then coat them a few times with glaze before I use them.
Deean7: Your beads are beatiful, thanks for sharing the band of glaze you use, because I didn't know there was a brand for paper beads. I'm going to pick up a bottle of mod podge hard coat, so I can try it out.
I use Vibrance it is sold online by janice mae from her etsy shop Its great http://www.etsy.com/listing/59488486/vibrance
Do you roll them in the modge podge hard coat or paint it on? I usually use vibrance but want something thicker also. Your beads are beautiful!
I'd suggest starting with a mod podge sealant/finish or a cheap clear nail polish, then once you start making money buy a paper bead glaze so they'll last longer and you can earn more.
Best of luck, I used to sell paper bead jewellery when I was younger
Use some good quality glue.
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