Asked on Jul 8, 2019

How can I make a sand dollar charm?

Robyn GarnerNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAEmily


How do I get it white? Paint it ? What do i use oil or enamel paint. How do u preserve it. Here is a picture of it

6 answers
  • Gk
    on Jul 8, 2019

    Hello Diane! You can just spray this with some poly and let it dry well. Sand dollars are quite fragile so using it a a charm on a bracelet or necklace may eventually break it if it gets bumped.

  • Jean
    on Jul 8, 2019

    these are very fragile. Paint it lightly with white paint . ( any kind) let dry completely.

    Then paint it with a very thin coat( both sides) of “Mod Podge” available at Michaels or Joannes. I would put 2 or 3 coats . Let dry completely between coats . It looks white but will dry clear. Good luck. If you put anything on it that is too thick it will not allow the natural lines to show thru so be light handed!

  • Edie
    on Jul 8, 2019

    Lots of internet info to soak in 25% bleach and water solution for 15 minutes or less. They are fragile! I would make a polymer clay mold with it...then you can make as many beautiful charms as you like!

  • Emily
    on Jul 8, 2019

    bleach it to get it clean but others are right they are very fragile.

  • Here you go:

    They are sturdier than you might imagine once cured properly. I have bunches of them and none have ever broken even when dropped.

  • Robyn Garner
    on Jul 9, 2019

    You could actually order a metal charm online to add to the jewels. Save the sand dollar elsewhere.

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