Vid #42: Bead Finishing is Easy with a Little Help From The Grocery Store:
Have you ever noticed how some of your best craft supplies don’t even come from the craft store?
Future Floor Polish is a great example of this for me. You may know it as Future Floor Finish/Shine/Wax… I’m pretty sure they are all the same. For making shiny beads that’ll sparkle up a room, there’s nothing better.
Of course, the more time you spend sanding and buffing before applying any type of liquid finish to polymer clay beads, the better they will look.
Some people like to dip their beads in finishing liquids. However, my advice is to use a Q-Tip as an applicator instead. You’ll get much better results by layering on several thin coats rather than one thick one, which is what happens if you dip.
By the way, if you decide to try Future Floor Finish, you’ll find it in the household cleaning section of your local grocery store… by the mops. Or you can get it at Amazon here: Future Floor Finish
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The full version of the “Make Your Beads Shine” preview video shown above, is included in my Polymer Clay Bead Making Fundamentals Course [SEE Video #39 of 39]. In it I demonstrate how to apply Future Floor Wax to polymer clay without leaving the drips, sags and bubbles that can quickly ruin the look of your beads.