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Varathane brand polymer clay glaze varnish .4 fl oz 13 ml small jar shiny glossy glaze for polyer clay sculptures and beads

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This is the stuff folks! Bring out the vibrant colors in your clay sculptures, jewelry, and beads with this shiny, high gloss varnish!

This is "Varathane", a floor polish that has been widely used by polymer clay enthusiasts and professionals for many years. I have personally used it for several years on my polymer clay jewelry (including my balloon dog bangle and my balloon on a string earrings) with no problems whatsoever. Unlike many so-called clay "glazes," Varathane will not eat, melt, or leave a sticky residue on your works of art.

It goes on white, dries crystal clear in 20 minutes, and is ready to recoat, and cures fully in a couple of hours at room temperature. It can be sanded and re-coated if desired (in my experience, 1-2 coats is all you need for most projects)! It will also seal clay that has India ink detailing (provided the ink is first heat set). I paint it on cured clay with a small, cheap brush. Cleanup is easy with soap and water! It is waterbased and can be thinned with clean water.

A little bit goes a long way, so I'm selling it in 13 ml jars (a little over .4 fluid ounces), which is perfect for jewelry and bead makers. This amount does many, many earrings for me, and keeps it fresh in small amounts as I slowly use it. I purchased an entire gallon at the hardware store, which is probably enough for several lifetimes, so I am passing the savings to you!

I have a few larger jars on hand if you want a larger amount! Contact me if you need a bigger jar!

Love balloon animals? Of course you do-- who doesn't? Visit my shop to see my balloon animal jewelry!

Average review
Perfect product as always. And packaged exceptionally well! Thank you!
Feb 26, 2018 by Lauren Powers
Dec 15, 2015 by Becca
Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much! Great product!
May 8, 2015 by Lauren Powers

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FAQ: Can you make custom items?
A: Yes! We enjoy a challenge and can create many "balloon" animals. If we can see a picture, we can usually re-create it in clay!

FAQ: I have sensitive ears. Can I still wear your earrings?
A: We have sensitive ears too. For that reason, ALL our earring wires are hypoallergenic!

FAQ: I need a longer/shorter necklace chain. Can you do that?
A: Yes, we're happy to customize the length of chain at no additional cost (within reasonable limits, of course). See each necklace listing for custom lengths.

FAQ: Do you have other colors of balloon dog necklaces than the ones I see in the shop?
A: Contact us if you'd like a custom color for a necklace!

All our metal charms and pendants are guaranteed nickel free, lead free, cadmium free, and worry free!