How do I make my beads shiny?
To make your beads shiny and more durable, paint them with two coats of varnish. Put the bead on a toothpick before you paint it. Allow the varnish to dry between coats according to product instructions.
What can I use to seal paper?
Mod Podge is used for sealing and gluing paper so if you want to seal your paper or papercraft (like Paper Mache) then regular Mod Podge is the perfect solution for you. But if you want to make your paper stiff, then I would not use regular Mod Podge. You can, however, use Mod Podge Hard coat.
How do you stiffen and waterproof paper?
Starch For Stiffening Paper
For this method, all you need is some starch. I used some liquid starch that I already had on hand. Simply get a paint brush or foam brush and brush a coat of starch on your paper. After it has dried, flip it over and repeat the process.
How do you make paper jewelry waterproof?
Coating origami with clear nail polish is, by far, the most economical waterproofing method for small pieces. You can often find clear nail polish for $1 to $2 in drugstores or discount stores. This technique is used to seal and protect rolled paper beads before stringing them onto necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.