Mica flakes are the same lovely mica as the sheets, but already chopped and filtered for you. Pearl mica has a wonderful subtle shine that adds a beautiful sparkle to fused glass. Mica needs to be capped, and a generous bubble squeeze is recommended.
Each package is 3 grams of processed, ready to use, mica flakes. Mica flakes are measured by weight, the volume will change depending upon color.
How do we make mica flakes? Well, I’m so glad you asked…
- Buy mica rocks and industrial scrap in bulk directly from the mine and manufacturers
- Sort out the usable stuff (the rest goes in the garden)
- Fire raw mica in a range of temperatures from 1650F to 2000F
- Sort into colors and grades
- Chop and grind sorted rocks
- Filter into different sized flakes
- Weigh and package
- Sit back and look at all the beautiful shiny things.
So, most of the work is already done for you, the creative part is up to you!
Fusing with Mica Rocks Tutorial (we’ve done the firing part for you!)