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    Why does my diamond glaze keep cracking??? Iv ruined so many pendants! Im sticking an image into a pendant with diamond glaze and once thats dry, im putting diamond glaze over the top. But one it drys, it has a big crack in it!!! aaaahhhhhh
    Snowf1975

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  • #2
    This is on the Diamond Glaze website, maybe you have some from the dodgy batch:

    Notice: Diamond Glaze Cracking
    Thanks to some very astute Diamond Glaze artists, we have tracked a batch of Diamond Glaze that did not meet specifications. While there is no health hazard associated with this batch, it does develop cracks if applied thicker than 1/8 inch and allowed to dry below room temperature (less than 70 degrees F).
    The batch was bottled on the 13th of November 2008. Any bottles purchased before that date are not affected. We have tested later batches (after the 15th of December 2008) and they do not have this problem. Only 2 and 10 fluid ounce bottles are affected. The batch was small, only 3 barrels of 50 gallons each.
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    • #3
      Have u tried doing it in a couple of layers, DG can be a bit temperamental.
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      • #4
        Its a bluming pain in the butt! Iv tried the couple of lairs thing too. Out of 4 pendants, only one has no crack. 2 of the cracked ones have printed pictures from my computer and they have ran (thew sealer that i used must be wrong), and another cracked one has scrap booking paper in it. Iv just been trying different papers to see if that has affected the diamond glaze but im just at a bit of a loss really.

        Cupcake, the first bottle of diamond glaze i had kept cracking and i sent it back to my supplier thinking that it was from this dodgy batch but my supplier has since sent me another bottle from a new batch and that cracks too! So i think its something im doing, not the dodgy diamond glaze
        Snowf1975

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        • #5
          You might want to try a different type of sealant? A golden gel medium would work, as would multiple layers of future (klear) floor polish (which would be my first choice).
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          • #6
            Oh no, I'm out of ideas then, sorry
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            • #7
              sorry to be dim, but what's diamond glaze? edited because I just looked at the website! It looks rather interesting!

              I hope you get the problem sorted!
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              • #8
                Hi Snow, are you using the diamond glaze for the backs?? I tend to find fimo and a thin coating is working, though it is more work!!

                I am also experimenting with acrylic paint and diamond glaze mix!!
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                • #9
                  hi there. no, im using the diamond glaze to fill up a pendant after iv inserted a picture.
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                  • #10
                    Ahh I see. There is a resin that is good called envirotex lite, but you can only get it by mail order through Clarks coatings. I have some but have yet to give it a whirl!! Have been told it is very good though!
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                    • #11
                      Hi, I use Diamond Glaze all the time to fix images to my pendants and also then coat the image for a glass like finish, I've never had a problem with it. I wonder if you have got some from the dodgy batch mentioned on their site!
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                      • #12
                        what do you use to seal your imagies ms_mandy? as mine are running as well.
                        Snowf1975

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                        • #13
                          still no further forward with this. So, this morning, i have filled a pendant with diamond glaze and have not put an image in it. This way i will see if it is the image causing the cracking or whether its the diamond glaze.
                          Snowf1975

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                          • #14
                            just an update. I emailed Diamond Glaze in America. They said that the glaze should not be cracking to they asked me to send it to their main uk distributer. I returned it to them and they send me another bottle (this is now the 3rd bottle!). So, tried the new bottle last night....... and its perfect !!!! Must have been the glaze afterall !!! woo hoo
                            Snowf1975

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                            • #15
                              That's good news then! I want some DG for myself but I'm worried I may get a dodgy bottle of it too. Any hints on a good supplier?
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