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Re: Protection for paper jewelry

Joyce -- When making paper bead and teeny, tiny origami, I seal the paper
after the project is complete with a couple of coats of clear nail polish.
Use toothpicks to make a little drying rack to hang the beads or origami on
to pain them.

Joyce Jenkins wrote:

> I've been thinking about making some paper jewelry.  I have seen things
> like origami kimonos that were made into pins or tiny cranes for earrings
> that were protected with some kind of plastic.  Does anybody know what
> might be used for that?  It would be especially nice if it were something
> I could get by mail, since I live in a small town.
> I have done some neclaces that used paperweaving on with mat board
> inside.  FOr those I used several layers of Renaissance wax.  They have
> held up well for several years, but the things I'm thinking about now are
> not so flat.  It seems like a fun way to use wonderful bits of paper.
> Joyce Jenkins
> Petersburg, Alaska

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