Your little, pricey, two-gram bottle of gold luster has arrived and you can’t wait to slather that bling all over your piece, right? You’ve got your respirator and gloves on, your brushes ready, and then you knock the whole darn bottle over! Never again I say, after you try this quick tip passed down from by my beloved professor, Kirk Mangus.

Roll yourself a small ball of clay (like a large-sized marble), form it into a stubby volcano shape, stick that luster bottle in there and squeeze a little to form fit the bottle and voilà! Your weighted luster holder will really cut down on both luster and tear spillage.