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Old 2009-06-22, 9:23pm
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Default Any Ideas How to Use Mica Powder?

Hi Everybody,
Has anyone tried working with mica powders? I bought some at the glass convention but I have no clue at the torch tonight on how to use it..so if anybody could share some of the experiences or creations I should would love to see...Thanks Scrappy
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Old 2009-06-23, 9:58am
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Hi! I bought some pixie dust also and just found out how to use it! Make a base bead, roll it in the mica, heat, then VERY quickly roll the bead on a wet sponge or wet paper towels. This removes the excess powder, as mica powder does not stick to itself. Word of warning though, have proper ventilation and wear a mask, this stuff gets all over the place! It's also hard to get back into the container once you are done. Kind of a pain to work with but it does make a diffrent look to your beads. One thing to try as an example would be dark purple clear, then roll the bead in red pixie dust. Cool effect. Good luck!

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Old 2009-06-23, 10:42am
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Here are some directions on my website!
http://www.flamedame.com/index.php?m...ex&cPath=57_73

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Old 2009-06-23, 4:39pm
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Oh...see I knew you guys would come to my rescue ..well I have to go cook dinner but when and if I get a chance tonight I'll go out to the studio and make some then post the pics tomarrow after work ...Mike can you post a pic of yours?? Paula love your mica colors if I succeed I will be ordering some ...thanks again..Scrappy
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Old 2009-06-23, 4:42pm
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Ahh Scrappy! Welcome to the dark side! Mica is addicting! And not really all that expensive!
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Old 2009-06-23, 6:57pm
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Here is another page that you may find helpful
http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/pearl/charts.htm
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Old 2009-06-23, 9:08pm
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wow..thanks Kay...so awesome...boy the ideas going thru my lil brain...LOL..thanks again..Scrappy
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Old 2009-06-29, 10:42am
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Hi Scrappy! Sorry it took so long to show these to you, I just made them last week! I'm amazed at how the red pixie dust totally changes the color of the base glass. Really cool! Just anouther fun thing to get addicted to!
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Old 2009-06-29, 2:21pm
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Wow! Those are awesome beads mjvanhorn!

Listenup, your chart is very helpful. Thank you for going through the time to make all those beads and try all those powders!
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Old 2009-06-29, 10:30pm
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So Awesome Mjvanhorn...your beads are so cool thank you so much for sharing....I love the pink ones and purple..what color was the base bead before rolling it in the pixie?
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