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From: Flowerbeads1/25/17 9:34 PM 
To: Melody01  (4 of 7) 
 71379.4 in reply to 71379.2 

Thank you for the info melody01! I will be diving into this reading before hitting the sack tonight. Our company is called A Rose Full of Memories. If you want to see the items we make, you could search it on Facebook or Instagram, and our website is www.arosefullofmemories.com 

I would LOVE to find a way to make these beads as clear as possible, so hopefully one of these works!!!

thank you again 

 
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From: Melody011/26/17 2:06 PM 
To: Flowerbeads unread  (5 of 7) 
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Hi Flowerbeads, You do lovely work! You write that you are looking for a way to make clear beads. If you are looking for transparent instead of translucent I think you may be disappointed with PC. It doesn't really "do" transparent. The jewelry I have seen that is high gloss and transparent (so flowers and such show through) seem to be usually made with some sort of resin. I seem to remember reading on a crafter's forum that resin can be very smelly to use and the less expensive, the more odor. Wishing you all the best in your quest.

Anita in AZ

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  • Edited January 26, 2017 6:02 pm  by  Melody01
 

 
From: Claylady43 (Penni_Jo)2/15/17 3:19 PM 
To: Flowerbeads unread  (6 of 7) 
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Beautiful beads! Many memories can be stored by the heart and a bead from a special occasion can bring that memory to the forefront. What a wonderful idea.

 

 
From: Ladyartist053/8/17 4:32 PM 
To: Flowerbeads unread  (7 of 7) 
 71379.7 in reply to 71379.1 

I did learn this recently.  If you take your finished oven baked polymer clay created bead and coat it in Kato Liquid Clay Translucent, you then take a heat gun and dry it until it is super clear and shiny.  Works like magic and pretty quickly.  Be careful to not get too close so as to not burn it.  Best of luck to you.

 

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