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Old 2015-10-23, 11:55am
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Default Devardi Pearlescent glass pigments

Has anyone used this powder? I searched and couldn't find anything on LE.

I saw it on the website and it looks yummy....lots of possibilities.

Yes, I know there are many opinions about their glass, but I'm specifically asking about this pigment powder.

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Old 2015-10-23, 3:41pm
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Hi Kristin, it's new so I haven't seen anyone else using it yet. Since you have to get a big package at once, that's a bit costly to guess at! yikes

On FB, a friend of mine just got some in the mail and is going to try it out. Let me ask her if she can toss some pics our way. She sort of tests out the new stuff for effects like that so I'm sure she won't mind sharing if she has something done
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Old 2015-10-23, 3:55pm
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Mica powder is mica powder. They should be fine.
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Old 2015-10-23, 4:30pm
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She says that she has had some mixed results, that despite the claims of managing heat, it basically works like other mica powders in the flame. She said it was touchy on a low flame HH, and looked a little burned when encased but that might be her working style. She had gorgeous results over black, looked sort of teal. Otherwise, she was not unpleased but had a huge bag that is going to take her forever to work through LOL.

I wonder how it pulls out, I would like to find some options for goldstone-like stringer but this does not appear to be strong enough in color to use.
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Old 2015-10-23, 4:32pm
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I did get the Abalone Pearlescent Glass Pigment in the mail the other day, got a chance to play yesterday. Let me start by saying that I work on a Hot Head. So that could have made a difference.
I tried quite a few things with it, and got almost all the same result. It is very touchy. I have one bead that looks ok, but does not have the abalone look to it. The rest all 'burned'
Here is what I got from it. It is very touchy with my HH. Does not deal well with my heat.
They all had the same amount of powder on them. Most lost what they had, other than the green one, and the ones that look like it burned.
They all have the same one on them, I only got the Abalone Pearlescent Glass Pigment.
This is very fine, like an ultrafine glitter.
The black was intense black that is the one that took. but none of the gorgeous tints, just a green this one was not encased, just burnished as well as I could without destroying the bead form..
Encased, they all turned the orange brown that you see.
I think that any amount of heat after you have rolled it in the powder burns it off. And I have relatively cool heat with the HH. I even work in a small flame normally so even cooler than most HH users.
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Old 2015-10-23, 6:14pm
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Thanks.
Hopefully as people get some they will keep this thread going with tips and pics.

I thought it looked new but hadn't cruised the website recently.

Good info and sample pics...Thanks again

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Old 2015-10-23, 9:56pm
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I like the black one
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Old 2015-10-24, 5:28am
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Remember that mica powder doesn't melt. You are just trying to get it to stick to your bead. The bead needs to be hot enough before you apply the powder. The powder itself doesn't tolerate a lot of heat.
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Old 2015-10-24, 3:44pm
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Although I haven't tested any of the Devardi Mica Powders, I have tested other brands and you may find some helpful info on this page: http://listen-up.org/kitty/beads/pearl/charts.htm
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Old 2015-10-25, 5:10am
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That's a great link, thanks!

From the description on the Devardi website, they claim these powders are more heat tolerant.
Has anyone tried them yet not using a HH?

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Old 2015-10-26, 10:00am
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Although I haven't tested any of the Devardi Mica Powders, I have tested other brands and you may find some helpful info on this page: http://listen-up.org/kitty/beads/pearl/charts.htm
Devardi claims these to be different. They sell other types of Mica powders, too, but these are a new addition to their site.
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Old 2015-10-26, 10:58am
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Yes, I figured that out. I'm thinking of getting some to try.
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Old 2015-11-14, 4:42am
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Ok, it's bee a couple weeks....
Does anyone have an opinion about this stuff yet?
I'm dying to try it but don't want to end up with a big bag of yuk!

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Old 2015-11-14, 8:40am
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I'm wanting to try it, but we've just had a large medical bill so I'm trying to be good. After Christmas I'd be willing to split the cost with someone, but can't right now.
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