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#58532 Dec 13, 2009

HI GANG,

I don't always ask but I need help or an oppinion from you,

I have been making great little beaded snowflakes for this Winter to make earrings ect... Usually they stay flat an nice. But I have some that don't behave and like to curl or not stay strait.

NOw my question is..

Would it be prudent to use something to stiffin it like floor wax or decoupoge or even a watered down Glue and lay something flat on it. Would it stay flat and wearable??

Thanks Terri

TERRI

I make and sell plus sized jewelry!

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#58536 Dec 14, 2009

Terri

I just made a bunch of snowflakes too! I use Future floor wax (which is now made by Pledge). It stiffens up the snowflakes nicely and it doesn't diminish the sparkle of the crystals.

Please be sure to share your work with us!!

Nancy

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#58562 Dec 15, 2009

I have used spray starch (for ironing shirts etc) succesfully in the past on butterflies and they are still stiff ( must be 6 months ago I did this)

Kathy, England

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#58585 Dec 16, 2009

hmmm spray starch, that might work then i can wipe them off so they dont get sticky if the wearer sweats or gets them wet.

Bye the way the snowflakes i make are just seedbeads and thread :) I dont useually sew them onto fabric, maybe I should more often.

If this doesnt work i may sew them on to fabric, or even use wire on the edges or back of them....hmmm thinking..... thinking



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#58614 Dec 20, 2009

Clear nail polish, brush it on one side let it dry and then do the other side. Works everytime. No discoloration to the beads. Another way to do it is take fabric stiffner and mix with water, lay a piece of clear wrap down and lightly brush it on, let dry and then do other side.

I mainly use the fabric stiffner and water when I make beaded bowls.

Happy Holidays

take care

Alexia






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