Topics: Beads, Glass, AB Finish

Q.
I have pale green glass rondelle beads (10mm) that have an AB finish which looks chintzy on them. Is there a way to gently remove the thin AB coating on one side which is scratching off? Thank you very much.
- Christine
A.
Fine steel wool and glass etching solutions have been proven to remove the thin coating. It is recommended to test these methods before applying to your "good" beads, so you can become familiar with the process. Do not use either too long in one spot as you can quickly turn the surface from AB to matte.

- Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert

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