Thanks for the suggestion. I will certainly look into it for my own
However right now I’m looking for new technologies that can be
exported to my own native city of Cebu in the Philippines. Over there
we have about 2,000 small family run handicraft businesses that do
cheap handmade costume jewelry, mostly out of natural materials. We’ve
been using all sorts of gold powder to add sparle to our products, but
the shine doesn’t last.
Hardly anyone of them can afford to buy a kiln, and neither can our
market afford anything priced in the real gold realm. I thought our
best bet would be to look for a lacquer or varnish that will give it
longer lasting protection. I’m sure there must be such things around,
and I’m doing more research on it. If anyone in this forum knows
anything that is not a trade secret, I’d really appreciate the tip.
Maybe I’m also not in the right forum as my interest right now is
more on the low end side of costume jewelry. If anybody knows other
groups that are more suited for my purposes, I’d appreciate tips on
that too. I still will stick around here though cause the people in
this forum are truly nice, unselfish and so helpful.