Quick Tip Tuesday: Removing Diamond Glaze from Glass

Being a huge fan of photo collage jewelry and any other artistic form where I can turn paper and images into art, I am also a big fan of glass cabochons and diamond glaze. Diamond Glaze is my medium of choice for adhering the images to glass cabochons

However, there can be a frustrating aspect to using these two together – if the Diamond Glaze accidently smears onto the top side of the glass and fully dries, it can be difficult to get it off. Unlike white glues which just peel off, Diamond Glaze acts almost like a nail polish and creates a lacquer-like (and very hard) streak. The solution? Perhaps unsurpisingly, you can use nail polish remover to get it off.

All you need to do is take a clean Q-Tip and dip the tip in a bottle of nail polish. Gently rub the saturated tip over the area of dried Diamond Glaze that you want to remove. Swipe it back and forth gently several times until you have removed the glaze. Wipe the top of the glass with a clean cloth when finished.

- Julie

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About Julie Bean

[Senior Designer] Julie Bean is an artist and jewelry designer living in Los Angeles specializing in mixed media designs, resin, bead embroidery, and bead-weaving. She has taught numerous classes, been published in various magazines, and has recorded over 200 YouTube instructional beading videos. She is the senior designer at Beadaholique, creating hundreds of beading projects complete with detailed instructions. She also creates Steampunk and vintage-inspired jewelry under the name Julie Anne Bean which she sells at juried art fairs, Comic Con, and other venues. When not crafting and creating, Julie loves spending time with her husband and friends, traveling, cooking, and wandering antique markets. Learn more about Julie and see all of her project tutorials on the Beadaholique website.