Finished seed bead projects and larger beads can also be sealed with DesignaSeal top coat, using a brush to get into crevices. Sealing will help protect the metallic beads against wear, fading and tarnishing, but sunlight is still the enemy so avoid storing or displaying in sunlight.
DesignaSeal top coat can also be used as a fixative for dyed and hand-painted beads, polymer clay beads and gold leaf designs.
Spray-on artist fixatives will work like DesignaSeal; due to shipping restrictions these are not available at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® but are available locally through art and home-good stores.
- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert