For jewelry-making, ground mica, mixed with color pigments, is used to enhance colors and add metallic accents to many of the components in designs. It works very well on wet or dry surfaces and is especially popular when working with polymer clay projects. Because it is a powder form, if you are using mica powders on a dry surface, adding ICE Resin® or a clear fixative will help preserve the shine quality.
A variety of techniques can be used to apply mica powder including fine-point paintbrushes, fingers, sponges and rubber stamps. Feel free to get creative with mica powders, just remember it is a fine powder and it is recommended to use safety glasses and breathing masks.
- Tom Triplett, Jewelry-Making Expert
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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