Perhaps that recipe confuses shellac with lacquer?
Re: Rosanna - could be something even more basic -- beadiste Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
07/12/2017, 10:53:55

The Wikipedia article says shellac (the stuff from insects)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealing_wax

However, that wouldn't prevent the Chinese from having a formulation with a bit of lacquer (the stuff from trees), I guesss...

Might explain why the formulation used in beads from the 1930s appears to be susceptible to melting.



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