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Old 2016-04-09, 8:09am
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Anyone ever used this when making beads? Was wondering if it could be used instead of copper leaf...just roll hot bead in it or over a thin layer of it?
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Old 2016-04-09, 8:18am
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I can't imagine why it wouldn't work. I've done it with brass filings and gotten interesting results. Try it and show us your results!!
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Old 2016-04-09, 8:35am
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I figured since I have very good ventilation I might as well try it. Once I play with it I'll post some pics. I don't have the powder yet.
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Old 2016-04-09, 9:21am
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As fine as it appears, I'd also recommend wearing a mask.
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Old 2016-04-09, 10:18am
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As fine as it appears, I'd also recommend wearing a mask.
Yup...I thought the same thing. I think if I roll the bead in it, it will apply too much copper powder. I don't want to sift it on either to decrease particles in the air. I have a powder vibe I would use instead. I can lay a thin layer of powder on a surface then roll the bead on that.
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Old 2016-04-09, 12:18pm
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It's also more than likely going to look like crap unless you cook the snot out of it before you encase it with clear. It would look great over some of the reactive colors like ivory/copper green/EDP, etc. At least that's what I remember from using copper leaf.
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Old 2016-04-09, 1:01pm
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Yup, I would cook it very well before encasing.
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Old 2016-04-09, 1:38pm
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Is that copper oxide? If so, cutting it heavily with clear frit, such as adding a small (very, very small) amount to some frit in a jar helps. Using it straight like that will most likely just get you black yuck. Using a small amount of that frit and encasing it with clear quickly will make pretty blue bubbles. I've used it for fusing, but the beads didn't turn out so well. If it's not copper oxide, never mind. lol
And it does get all over everything so contamination might be a problem.
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Old 2016-04-09, 2:51pm
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It says it is air automized copper. Nothing about it being copper oxide

PS...blue bubbles sound cool
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Old 2016-04-09, 2:53pm
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I just wonder if it would react differently than copper leaf and if so, why?
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Old 2016-04-09, 4:08pm
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I have never heard of it, but now you have me interested, so post a thread on your findings if you use it. Do you have some, or you are thinking of getting some?
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Old 2016-04-09, 5:17pm
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I just bought some today. I was looking for copper mesh and came across the copper powder. It instantly got my creative juices going.
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Old 2016-04-09, 6:55pm
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Cool! It will be interesting to see what you come up with, and I know you'll come up with something fun!
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Old 2016-04-09, 7:04pm
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Cool! It will be interesting to see what you come up with, and I know you'll come up with something fun!
I appreciate your vote of confidence. We shall see how well it turns out.
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Copper oxide makes pretty blue bubbles? tell me more! Where does one get copper oxide? Does it work in any COE of glass?
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yeah, we need an update. LOL
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Copper oxide makes pretty blue bubbles? tell me more! Where does one get copper oxide? Does it work in any COE of glass?
Here's a quick article. https://www.jewelry-making-how-to.co...s-bubbles.html

I saw some of the red copper oxide on etsy but pottery supply should have it. I don't know if it's OK with any COE. I probably tried it with 104. Not very good results and I didn't stick with it. Messy and finicky, even fusing with it.
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You're welcome, Kristin. Thinking about trying it?
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I haven't seen the powder recently, but always curious about what I can add. I've seen some brass mesh ribbon beads over on FB and they are amazing
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I found some online, there's copper carbonate and copper oxide, ill post how it goes!
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