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Topic: Wooden jewels (good top coat? the one i used is too sticky! *sad face*)  (Read 770 times)
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« on: April 28, 2007 12:25:11 AM »

(sorry i couldn't quite find what i was lookin for in the search. Huh)

Hey everyone this is my first post.  Grin and i was just wanting to know what's a good topcoat i could use for wooden jewelry?

i've painted the pieces with acrylic paint and i want the finish to be HIGH GLOSS/SEALER. but i was also concerned about the pieces touching or being near the skin as well.  or should everything be just fine?

also the pieces i'm going to use as earrings are kinda thin (WOODSIES)...so could the top coat help make them stronger or should i use like a stiffner (i thought about using the fabric stiffner spray)?

one more thing (lol) i don't have a drill (boo!) but could i use something to poke holes in my future earrings without damaging them?

any suggestions?

(if things work out nicely...i'll edit with a link in the FINISHED area.)

thanks in advance.

ETA! thanks so much everyone for your replies! the pieces came out yummy! and they're doin fairly well. i found a hand drill and it gets the  job done. but now either i  have to be more patient with the spray coats or find another sealer cuz my earrings stick together.
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Neigung
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007 01:11:29 PM »

Varathane?  I used spray Varathane for this and it worked very well...

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007 06:27:05 PM »



Hey everyone this is my first post.  Grin and i was just wanting to know what's a good topcoat i could use for wooden jewelry?


one more thing (lol) i don't have a drill (boo!) but could i use something to poke holes in my future earrings without damaging them?

any suggestions?

I'm not sure about a topcoat finish on wooden jewelry, but if you can get your hands on a Dremel tool for drilling your tiny holes, it will serve you well in a variety of creative endeavors (drilling, sanding, carving, buffing, etc.)

Also, I'm pretty sure that fabric stiffener would NOT work well to strengthen thin wood....Good luck on that one!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007 07:40:34 AM »

I'm not sure about a topcoat finish on wooden jewelry, but if you can get your hands on a Dremel tool for drilling your tiny holes, it will serve you well in a variety of creative endeavors (drilling, sanding, carving, buffing, etc.)

Tools like this are available for really cheap sometimes.  My dad got one on sale (mind you it's very low end) for only 10 bucks.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007 04:39:06 PM »

I've made charms out of the Woodsies before, and I used a regular hole punch, then put in eyelets (the scrapbooking kind). It worked out well. I used acrylic paint, and decopauged pictures using Diamond Glaze, and I haven't had any adverse effects. Maybe the spray on finish would be better though, just in case they get wet. Since I live in the desert, that ain't a problem!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007 03:51:56 PM »

i found some CLEAR ACRYLIC SEALER gloss spray and it looks really nice! i did a couple of coats cuz i wanted the pieces to be extra shiny!

i didn't try the fabric stiffner..i'm just hoping the pieces will be sturdy enough. i thought about using some stiffner on some peacock feather earrings i make though....hmmm....t hanks mcjullie

and vegasgirl. i used the JUMBO woodsies. i don't know if it would work. do you? what size woodsies did you use?

still no luck on a drill. my dad was supposed to bring one....no luck on that one....

til next time...i'll update WITH PIX...hopefully soon!
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