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Antique finish question 
29th-Apr-2012 03:01 pm
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Hey, all---

A lot of the metal in the jewelry that I pick up, as well as the stuff I make, has an antique finish to it. I love the way it looks but it seems to always end up marking my skin. Is there any kind of treatment that I could do to it to keep that from happening, or is it just something I'll have to deal with? I know for rings you can always just put a little clear nail polish on it, but that doesn't really seem viable for things like necklaces. Does anybody know anything that might help? Thanks either way!
30th-Apr-2012 03:45 am (UTC)
The only thing I can think of is to dip them in Future. It's an acrylic floor finish was that beaders sometimes put on finished work to keep a color finish from wearing off, or to add slight stiffening to the piece. It usually doesn't flake or peel like a varnish or the like would. I can't remember the name it is marketed under now, but look for Future and it should have 'acrylic' somewhere on the label. It used to come in a clear plastic container.
30th-Apr-2012 05:20 am (UTC)
How about a spray sealant? they sell a matte and gloss finish at most craft stores.
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