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Beaded Basics - Make Bedazzled Beads With Glam Glaze

When it comes to making collages, scrapbooking, and beaded jewelry, there are a variety of glues that you can use. However, if you want to attain a more professional and polished look, an adhesive glaze that's made mostly of water would be your best bet. It definitely gives your jewelry a fresh and unique quality that no other glaze can provide. With adhesive glaze, the possibilities are endless as far as what can be done.

The following is a list of five tips that you should keep in mind when using adhesive glaze.

Beware of Bubbles. You want to try to eliminate as many air pockets as possible, so you should immediately start by turning your glaze bottle upside down for approximately 2 minutes. This enables the bubbles to move away from the applicator tip, which in turn will prevent the bubble from coming out on your beaded jewelry piece. Even if they do get on your jewelry, you can easily get a pin and pop them.

Seal It. Working back to front, use acrylic sealer if you're dealing with adhesive glaze and paper. This can be found in any arts and crafts store. After applying the sealer, make sure the piece dries completely. If you don't, the water from the glaze you're using will smear the colors.

Air is Essential. Regardless of whether you're using adhesive glazing glue or something else, you need to make sure you're in a room with open doors and windows. As long as it's well ventilated, you should be okay. If not, the fumes from the glue can cause serious health defects. The last place you want to end up is the hospital over a piece of jewelry.

Remember You're Working With Water. Even though you're working with water-based adhesive glazing glue, you have to remember that there are pros and cons to using this. You have to keep in mind that just because you're using a water-based glue doesn't necessarily mean that it's waterproof. It's not. However, if you should mess up and get glue on the wrong part of your beaded jewelry piece, you can always soak it in hot warm water. After that, you can start over again, picking up right where you left off..


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