by Maryanne Murphy.
(Atlanta, Georgia & Belfast Maine, USA)
Hi Rena and everyone!
First let me say that I LOVE everything new and wonderful that you have done Rena! I savoir every JMJ issue, which is a wonderful constant in my ever changing and hectic life.
For the last year and a half I have been going back and forth from Georgia to Maine taking care of issues relating to my elderly parents. My Dad is on Hospice and Mom is 87. During this time my jewelry business has taken quite a nose dive. Three years of hard work almost down the drain.
During this time I did discover jewelry that I loved to make and could easily transport with me, make and ship as I go back and forth…….everything was going SO well…… but now I have run into a serious problem and I hope some of you would be willing to help me out.
Not only do I love making jewelry, I enjoy graphic design as well and have had wonderful success with bezel framed glass tile jewelry…..up until now. I was using a wonderful bonding agent that has stopped working. If you are familiar with making this jewelry you know that the MOST difficult part of creating it is the air bubbles that get between the glass and graphic design.
A few air bubbles are very easy to work out….but I am now getting HUNDREDS of bubbles. Matter of fact my designs look like they are under water.
I wrote to the supplier and the graciously sent me a replacement bottle….unfortunately the same thing is happening to me.
They say that no one has “complained” that this was happening, but I can’t imagine I’m the only one.
I’ve also have been donating this jewelry to help fundraising efforts for several organizations, since I can create and personalize the graphics.
Would you, could you, please tell me what you use?
I have used Sun and Moon and Diamond Glaze. Is there anything else out there that you know of to use?
I have made hundreds of glass tile pieces with no problem……now this happens. I am getting so depressed……my jewelry is the only “me” thing I have and enjoy making it so much, but now the stress level is adding a double zinger to my complicated and stressful family situation.
I sincerely appreciate anything you can share with me.