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Old 2011-12-30, 11:39am
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Default Mother of Pearl effect?

I'm using light ivory as a base and would like to get a mother of pearl look on part of it. Any Suggestions? Thanks, Ernie Wagner
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Old 2011-12-30, 2:25pm
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Pixie dust would probably be the easiest solution. Here is a thread that might be helpful.
http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...how+pixie+dust

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Old 2011-12-30, 3:17pm
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Maybe use a luster or reduction frit on part? It would change the color of the ivory but it rocks. Or something like double helix in a reduction color in a swipe. Then reduce to a shine. I love using reduction Frit on ivory. I even love putting stringer down and only getting Frit on the stringer then reducing! Really cool! E-mail me fireglassbeads@yahoo.com. I'll send you a pic. I'm on my phone right now so I can't upload anything right now.
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Silver clear Frit maybe...
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Old 2011-12-30, 5:45pm
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Try pixie dust over periwinkle encased in transparent blue or swirls of blue, green, and violet encased in a light transparent and rolled in pixie dust.
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Old 2011-12-30, 7:14pm
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Where do you buy pixie dust? You have inspired me to try some, pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 2011-12-30, 7:52pm
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Encased Moody Blue by Donna Milliron from Arrow Springs. You can see a pic of the encased Moody Blue here ...

http://www.arrowsprings.com/html/belladonna_glass.html

You need to go about 3/4 down the page and there are 2 pics ... Maybe that might be what you are looking for? It looks as if one of the beads has an ivory base.

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Old 2011-12-30, 8:31pm
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It depends on if you mean mother of pearl in the glass version of a few years ago, and it's not made any more OR real mother-of-pearl. I think you could use CIM cirrus over a bit of dichro and it would be stunning.
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Old 2011-12-30, 9:18pm
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Thanks, for all the suggestions. I think Pixie Dust is the solution for what I'm trying to do. Ernie
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Old 2011-12-31, 6:26am
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If you are looking for a shimmery ivory, try Mystic Beige.

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Old 2011-12-31, 10:30am
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If you are looking for a shimmery ivory, try Mystic Beige.

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I was just about to suggest that!
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Old 2011-12-31, 11:43am
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If you are looking for a shimmery ivory, try Mystic Beige.

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any pictures of that?
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any pictures of that?
Here ya go



ETA: I don't know if this helps, since it doesn't really show the pearlescence.
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Old 2012-01-01, 2:55pm
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Or check out this link for Beige and more of the Mystic colors.

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...3&postcount=18
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Old 2012-01-01, 3:52pm
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These are made with from left to right, uranium yellow opaque, white, white, white and all rolled in white pixie dust.
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Old 2012-01-01, 4:13pm
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Just in case you haven't seen it
http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/pearl/charts.htm
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