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    AngelicbyElana
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    Hi all,

    I am trying to make fused glass pendants using Mica Powder. I stamped a pattern on a base layer and capped it and fused to ~1325. The Mica Pattern looked beautiful but the cap did not ‘fold’ over the base layer because the fuse temp is probably too low, I think. I wound up with a glass picture frame effect around my Mica base.  I bumped up the fusing temperature and it fried the Mica pattern so looked like dirty glass underneath(lovely). Any suggestions on how to cap Mica? or whether I should be doing something diferent? I so greatly appreciate any help you can give me!

    Tracy

    #13616
    wordana
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    I have a blog post about some tests I did with mica & SuperSpray. This is uncapped, but you might find the info useful:

    http://jestersbaubles.blogspot.com/2015/09/studio-tip-working-with-mica.html

     

    Best, Dana W.

    Fused Glass Designs

    dba Jester’s Baubles

    http://jestersbaubles.blogspot.com/

    #13617
    AngelicbyElana
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    Thanks Dana – I saw this before and was so happy you shared. I didn’t realize you had not capped the Mica because it was so glassy looking in the pictures! I will try your technique. You have some beautiful work and I have enjoyed your blogs. I have a non-profit and am making pieces to raise money for my daughter’s memorial scholarship so I starting with a shoe-string budget. Can’t wait to be able to take some more classes!

    Tracy

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