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I have an update to my answer! I now dip all of my beads into 4 coats of PC-Petrifier, a wood hardener and 1 coat of Janice Mae's Vibrance. I string them on a 12" piece of 50lb test fishing line and using a mini binder clip at each end, I hang them on a drying rack I made using PVC pipe and skewers. I invert them after each coat of glaze for even coverage. Between coats, I remove all of the strands of beads from the drying rack and break apart the beads to loosen them on the fishing line before dipping them again. I find that if I have a combination of tube beads and tapered beads, I alternate them on the strand so the tube beads get completely covered on the ends. I have started doing it this way about a month ago and so far I have glazed well over 1500 beads. It is much faster than glazing them one at a time. I do let the first coat soak in the PC-Petrifier for about 30 seconds to allow the paper to soak up the glaze. I also allow the first coat to dry at least 6 hours before dipping them a second time. The rest of the dips just need to be dipped for a couple of seconds and be allowed to dry about an hour and a half. I allow the coat of Vibrance to dry a couple of hours before removing the beads.
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Posted:Jan 5, 2013
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