So, once in a while (or often), you try to use epoxy or crystal clay and it doesn't quite go how you plan it! Here's a list of problems I've encountered while using epoxy and crystal clay and how I solved them. Hopefully you find this helpful.
This will be a page that I add stuff to occasionally as situations come up. Also, feel welcome to pose questions in the comments, I will do my best to answer them!
Basically I was about to finish an order for a customer... only I'd just finished moving to my new apartment and had forgotten ALL my beeswax applicators for crystal clay. The real kicker of it was, I'd already mixed my clay! As you know, once you mix the two parts of crystal clay together, it dries in 1 - 2 hours and there's no going back. I had to think fast.
|the best way to do this is to put the sticky side on the end, and then put a second piece of tape,|
sticky-side in, around the stick to secure the tape on the end.
As you can see, it works almost just as well as a beeswax applicator. Emphasis on 'almost', but I completed my order with no problems.
Just remember to press your crystals in securely with something hard. I used the end of a paintbrush: