Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jewellery waterproofing brigade

Hello All,

After being swamped with questions about what waterproofing aids I use, here is the image of all my waterproofing sprays and varnishes. And pleeeeeease, there is NO cut and dried answer for which one to use for which kind of jewellery. It all depends on your preference, the kind of elements in the jewellery, the finish required etc. So a judicious judgment has to be made according to the situation encountered. 

I apologize in advance but I shall no longer answer the question "How to waterproof quilling jewellery?". The image is here (of the material), the process is already public information through this post and the end results are seen through the quilling jewellery photos I've posted often...........



(L to R) Winsor & Newton Charcoal spray, available in Pune, priced at Rs. 970, recommended for matte finish

Asian Paints Touchwood Varnish, priced at Rs. 120 or so, available in any hardware store, not recommended for white jewellery

Asian Paints Clear Synthetic Varnish, more viscous than Touchwood but easier to use on white jewellery, still lends a slight yellowness on whites

Schjerning Krystal Fixative (from Panduro Hobby, Sweden), recommended heavily for quick waterproofing (dries much faster than Winsor Newton spray), priced at 159 SEK (~ Rs. 1600), it is not available in India at all


All of them are good for waterproofing and provide strength but varnishes (after a few coats) lend almost a plastic like finish + strength. I am personally not a fan of it and lean on the matte side, but it is a personal preference. You need to experiment with these yourself and find what works for you..........

Happy Quilling

Pritesh

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding........:-)

13 comments:

Lija Sony said...

Dear Pritesh...
This is what we needed..Thank you so much for the pictures and the description. Once again thank you for the pain you have taken...

Happy Quilling,
Lija

Vaisshali said...

Thanks a lot ......

my experience with varnish is nt tht good..!!

what abt modge-podge ?

or gloss glue ? ( pidilite)

D D said...

Is Winsor & Newton Charcoal spray available in Mumbai?

Sunita Patwekar said...

http://a1craftsupply.blogspot.in/p/blog-page.html on this blog 1 coating material is give named as CRYSTAL COAT GLAZE this is very useful for making jewelery waterproof & long lasting. Rs 400/- per pack containing 3tubes.

D D said...

Crystal coat glaze for small quillwork is ok! But for large quantity it looks costly. I would like to use some coating my quillwork which will be framed in 24 * 24 inches frame.

Dipali said...

In which store the Winsor & Newton Charcoal spray is available in Pune? can you give address?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I made some paper quilled jewelry and varnished them with matte finish Modge Podge, but even after drying, the earrings stick to each other and end up getting damaged. Is there any remedy for this?

krishnapriya said...

I do a lot of quilling jewels n d best n cheapest thing for both durability n waterproof is FEVICOL.. it also gives a glossy touch.. give 2 coats n ur jewellary looks awesome..

suja tha said...

asian paints clear synthetic varnish is sticky.......should it be mixed with some solvent

suja tha said...

asian paints clear varnish makes the quilled jewels to stick...should it be appplied directly or mixed with something?

Anonymous said...

asian paints varnish makes the quilling jewels to stick with each other ...what can be done

Anonymous said...

I used d camlin varnish...its good n convinient...apply generously n 5-6 coats...nice finishing...keep d jewellery on transparent cellophane sheet for drying...

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