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Old 2024-01-13, 8:57pm
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I just ran across this stuff looking around on Etsy this evening, and I've never heard of it.
https://www.tropicalglitz.net/metalf...berryscarrymix
Anybody know exactly what that stuff is or if it would hold up in a torch or kiln?

Started off looking at something called Crushed Gold Glass, which I had never heard of either, what is that stuff made of?
https://shardshop.com/products/gold-crushed-glass
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they are actually made of polyester, so no they are not heat proof (the "metal flakes" from tropical glitz. It's in their "about" section about halfway down.

crushed glass would probably be some type of float glass. Not sure if it can be heated, whatever that gold treatment is, it is being recommended for resin, mosaics etc. Not fusing.

If you are looking for some cool stuff, check out this. I love their luminiere lusters
https://www.jetagestudio.com/
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I feel dumb now LOL. Thanks for the link, that stuff looks really awesome and I think I'm going to order some of the purple stuff. Any of you guys have some pics of marbles or beads with any of that in it, would love to see some finished pieces.
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Don't feel dumb. I didn't know either until I looked around. It did look good. It's the number one thing we all ask ourselves with something new, can we stick it in a bead (or marble) LOL
I don't have any pics but I've used it off and on. Very nice stuff so far.
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Some of those opal-ish colors would be really awesome for the insides of some hollow marbles. Definitely looking forward to getting some of that stuff and trying it out, maybe I'll re-name it 'Poor Man's Dichro' LOL
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