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« on: March 13, 2010 12:28:59 PM »

I have searched far and wide and avoided sites of pr0n!! I am overcome with silliness! I come to you with a question for which I can has no answer!

What do YOU use to seal/protect/make shiny your paper beads of awesomeness?

Seriously, though.  I have seen some super awesome paper/magazine beads here on craftster, and I have rolled a few that I am super happy with.  but what do you ladies use? 

"see, if we all thought the same way, we'd all have the same ideas.  it's a good thing to be different.  but minowis...what ARE you doing with that?"

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010 07:14:01 PM »

I don't have an answer here (or maybe mod podge?)

I just wanted to comment on the awesomeness of the way you posed your question Cheesy

I love the creativity LOL
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010 10:25:34 PM »

I know this is a few months late, but I use clear nail polish. Haven't had a problem with them!

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010 08:32:14 PM »

I think a lot of people just use varnish. I like to coat them in clear embossing ink (like Versamark) and then clear embossing powder (the thick stuff, usually). Then I zap them with a heat tool. It smooths out the surface and makes them look nice and shiny - and thicker too.

That's for the outside. For the inside, varnish - as soon as I get around to it! I think it will be a pain to do, so I've been putting it off. But I really think the inside needs to be sealed with something, so the stringing material won't tear up the paper.

I hope that helps.
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I put them on a kebab skewer and use PVA.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011 07:14:07 PM »

I have this linked saved (for when I start beading).  http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Paper-Beads/
I like how theirs look, so I'll go with varnish.

« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011 09:21:50 PM »

I used to use tacky glue to get a glossy shine on my beads and 10+ years later they still look good. Though now that I'm aware of the stuff, I would probably opt for Mod Podge.
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