Messages From beadingaholics

 


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#77365 Mar 21, 2014

I recently mail-ordered a lampwork focal bead based on the photo on the website. Before it arrived I special ordered some hard-to-find beads to bezel around it -- the beads matched some tendrils of leaves on the lampwork bead. When the lampwork bead arrived, the leaves were a completely different color. The beads now don't match.I would like to color the leaves on the lampwork bead to match how they looked in the photo. Is this even possible? I'm not sure if acrylic paint or permanent marker would adhere to it. I have been unable to find anything about this by googling it.

Thanks,Janice



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#77367 Mar 24, 2014

You could *probably* paint over the glass with acrylic paint, but you wouldhave to seal it after it dries with an acrylic spray sealant to give it a chanceof staying on the bead - and then no guarantees that it will.Acrylic paintwould probably easily scrape off, with a fingernail or most anything else thatrubs against it. Can you change the smaller beads that you plan to beadaround it with to a different color? I would think that would be a morelogical way to go.

JMHO

Caroline Bleil



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#77369 Mar 24, 2014

I paint on wine glasses for gifts. Liquitex glossies makes a glass paint that is great. Plaid also makes a cheaper one. You need to use glass paint and cure it (either by letting it sit, or baking it in the oven). Acrylic paint will just wash off).



Debbiedebwagen@



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#77372 Mar 24, 2014

Unless you are keeping the bead for yourself, I would not paint on a lampwork bead. Typically if any work is done after the bead has been fired it will be painted with glass paint and refired so the color will be changed permenantly and would not grade the original bead.

Hope that helps-

Kathy



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#77443 Jun 20, 2014

Thank you, everyone! I will give one of these paints a try.

Janice


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