Friday, September 20, 2013

Water Proofing Quilled Jewellery

Hi friends,

Many quillers would be Googling always to know more about waterproof for quilled jewellery. Here is the solution which i found recently after many experiments.

Take your finished quilled earring / jewellery, before adding it to the findings, coat it with diluted Fevicol MR(mix with little water) or the glue which you are using. Allow it to dry completely. Now take a flat brush and clear lacquer(Brand - ICI ).(it will be available in any paint shop). Coat your quilled jewellery with lacquer and allow it to dry in open place for a day. While coating try to do it in a ventilated area, sometimes the smell of the lacquer will suffocates. (Try Camilin Picture Varnish /Asian paints synthetic clear varnish(not good for white & light colours) too - almost same results)

You don't believe your eyes after seeing the end product, it hardens like plastic and is more attractive. I tried it under running tap water but nothing happened to it. is this the result you are searching for so don't wait, try it once and give your feedback. Here are my finished quilled earrings.






Hope you have noticed the glaze on it.

Thanks for visiting.


PS: If my works inspires you or you want to recreate, Pls do give a direct link to my post because i put my hard work in each and every design I make. Hope you all understand. 

82 comments:

  1. Your quilled pieces are more attractive. Lacquer gives a glossy effect. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. hi thanks for posting so informative post but do tell me what is lacquer? Which company manufactures it?

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    2. Naina - i got samples from my painter friend - after trying out many varnishes, i felt very happy with this. you have to ask for clear lacquer. it is available in all paintshop and hardware shops. will let you the brand soon.

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  3. cool ideas Shylaa..thanks for sharing and all the best with the tiny tots

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  4. What pretty earrings and so very different.

    B x

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  5. Nice tip shylaa...I will try and give u my feedback..

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  6. thank you so much Shylaa for sharing...Tiny tot collections are awesome..

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  7. Yes I did notice the shine ! Thanks for sharing the tip Shylaa !

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  8. Thank you so much shylaashreee this is really helpful and thanks for your comments on my blog.

    Http://athomecanbefun.blgspot.com

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  9. Beautiful earrings, and thanks got the sealer tip !!!!
    Paula

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  10. Thanks a lot for sharing...although i don't make quilled jewellery but in future it ll be surely helpful...!!

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  11. cute earrings will definetly use this tip for sealing my quilled earrings ...

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  12. Beautiful earrings thanks for sharing it shylu...

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  13. Hi Shyla,

    Thank u for sharing the tip....will try it out n revert back to you...

    Indu Ramanujam
    https://www.facebook.com/Kanasuart.13

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  14. Thanks a lot for the tip Shyla.. As u rightly pointed out, i had been trying to find the best sealant too for some time now. All the Best for your Tiny Tots line of trinkets.. Great going!!

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  15. Thanks a lot for the tip Shyla! Have been on the lookout for the best sealant for a while now... Will definitely try it. All the Best for your Tiny tots line of kids' trinkets... Great going!!

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  16. Such wonderful tips and such a gorgeous collection. and Thank you so much for the kind words on my Pyramid Tutorial

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  17. Such a nice experiment! It sounds like a good sealer and does the double duty of making it more durable too!

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  18. TThis is so informative I never made any quilled jewellery but I would definetly try one after seeing your amazing stuff I will do that...Thank you so much for this secret information :) love pavani

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    1. thank you pavani, would love to see your products

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  19. Very pretty and useful information. But could you please confirm using varnish is safe ?

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    1. thanks sujatha, it is safe sujatha

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    2. Thank you shylaa. But the smell of varnish is not going even after a week? You do anything for that. Could you please share? Varnish can be applied for quilled necklace also? Since I am going to sell outside I am little concerned about using Midge lodge and varnish on quilled jewelry. Sorry to bother.

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    3. not a problem Suja, Keep the varnished piece in open air, the smell goes off, use very thin coat of varnish. i don't have any clue about midge lodge

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    4. Thank you very much. Sorry it was a typing mistake, it is modge podge which I use before applying varnish.

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  20. Are these pieces for sale? they are really beautiful..

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  21. Hi Shylaa
    I have recently stared quilling and I have been using Fevicryl hobby ideas fabric glue to stick beads onto the earings and Araldite or Fevibond to stick the stud base, but the beads keep falling off.Any suggestions for better fixation.Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi neelima, just peel off the base of the pearls to fix. i use the same glue for fixing

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  22. Cud u plz tell me which brand clear lacquer u used..

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  23. Hi shylaa.. All your earnings are looking great and very attractive.. Could you please tell us which brand of lacquer you are using for these products?? And I also have a doubt.. Is lacquer and varnish are same or different?? It would be of great help if you clear these questions.. Thanks in advance!!:-) Happy Diwali.. :-)

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    1. Thanks devi. brand name in enclosed above

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  24. Hi . The above mentioned varnish give any white patches on earrings after few days ?please let me know because I faced problem with my earrings the white patches :( which are useless now

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    1. varnish will never create whites patches. it should be becoz of the glue. check for it expiry date

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  25. Hi
    I had just started quilling
    I have used many products for sealing including lacquer but mine has given a cloudy finish.
    Can you pl. Suggest what to do.
    And which thinner you use to dilute lacquer
    ANJALI

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    1. hi anjali, you can use any thinner to dilute lacquer, cloudy finish in lacquer is not possible at all

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  26. Hi
    I had just started quilling
    I have used many products for sealing including lacquer but mine has given a cloudy finish.
    Can you pl. Suggest what to do.
    And which thinner you use to dilute lacquer
    ANJALI

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  27. Hi Shyla a quick question here I use the same Fevicol MR diluted in water to make my jewelry sturdy and for thr gloss I do use Asian paints varnish diluted with thinner but the problem is after I add the jewelry findings its getting discolored and becomes dull (the jewelry findings loose their luster and looks like antique findibs where want the look same not to discolor.)

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    1. Hi prathima,
      check with the quality of thinner

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  28. Hello Shylaa Ji
    Reading the question above means that we can apply synthetic varnish over the findings too..? Is that so...i feel findings get tarnished when exposed to air and other external agents if a coat of varnish
    is there to act as a barrier think it should be fine...i m in middle of finishing a set on order and m in a fix do i or do i not...kindly reply..here i m talking about Asian Paint Clear Synthetic Varnish..

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    1. Hi arpita,
      check with the quality of thinner. fix the finding once the product dries completely

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  29. Hi What is your opinion regarding the possibilities of selling quilling jewellery through online. Is the market trend still exist?

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    1. fluctuating market remmya, not so good as earlier

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  30. Hello shylaa Ji,

    Your information is really very helpful... Thank you very much... But I have one question.. Which thinner we can use to dilute the varnish???

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  31. Hi I made paper quilling stud earrings, but when itried by putting the earring, the stud base is coming out.it is not fixing strongly.can u please suggest how to fix stud base firmly, so that it cant come.

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    1. i use fabric glue to fix the stud base. it works well

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  32. Hi In my paper quilled jumkas the stud base is not fixing strongly,.when I tried the stud base is coming out.can u please suggest what to use and how 2 use

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    1. hi swathi - for stud base to fix i use normal fabric glue, it is strong enough.

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  33. Hi...your work is really nice but how to get a matte finish for the jewellery

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    1. for matte finish - use matte finish mediums available in camlin brand

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  34. Hi Shyla :-)
    I have a question regarding the lacquer- is it perfectly clear? So far I've used Asian paints clear synthetic and it has a yellowish color which is unsuitable for light colored pieces. Is ICI lacquer better for white and light colored pieces?
    Thanks in advance. :-)
    -Anu

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    1. hi anuja,
      lacquer is clear. try any decoupage varnish(any brand) for white coloured jewellery

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  35. Sometimes i doubt, is it good to have quilled jewelry to be like paper or plastic after varnishing? if it gives plastic look, what is the use of quilling?

    Most of the glues/sealant make it plastic. But i could see Modpodge does retain the paper finish. But it is water -resistant , not water proof.

    Please let me know which way the quilled jewellery should be looking to sell custoemrs? Plastic or Paper look.

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  36. hi shirley, i too had asked this question many times to myself, but as a customer point of view, the products life time is important. hence i opt for water proofing

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  37. Hi Shyalaa shree Your jhumkas are amazing. I was looking for a solution to waterproof quilled jewellery and landed on your blog. Thank you for sharing the information / tips on waterproofing quilled jewellery. Do you have presence on Amazon. Could you pls guide me on how to open a shop on Amazon/ other ecommerce website, especially w.r.t tax registration / legal formalities. Thanking in advance. Mitali

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  38. Hi Shyalaa shree Your jhumkas are amazing. I was looking for a solution to waterproof quilled jewellery and landed on your blog. Thank you for sharing the information / tips on waterproofing quilled jewellery. Do you have presence on Amazon. Could you pls guide me on how to open a shop on Amazon/ other ecommerce website, especially w.r.t tax registration / legal formalities. Thanking in advance. Mitali

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  39. Sir I am sorry I didn't get u
    1st we have to take fevicol and mix some water in it and then ............?

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  40. Hi Shylaa, I love the earrings. i have a question. I recently mixed fevicol with 2-3 drops of water and applied it on my quilling. It was left overnight. Then I coated it with Quilling Shiner (Varnish) and I could see some white flaky formation. Should I not use varnish over fevicol? Please help !

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  41. Hi Shyalaa, I loved the earrings. I have a question regarding coating
    I recently coated my quilling with Fevicol (diluted with 2-3 drops of water), left it overnight, then coated with varnish (quilling shiner) by carecryl. Soon after application there were flaky white patchy formations. Should I not mix fevicol and varnish? Pls help !!!

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