Monday, September 17, 2012

Tip for Organizing Your Mica Powder Samples

I love working with various textures and then tinting them with mica powders.  The results are these deep rich jewel tone colors that shimmer with a pearlescent or metallic effect.

A few of the stores that sell our buttons, beads and shawl pins, like to place special orders for their customers in customized colors.  To make it easier for matching up with their yarn or fabric, we made these color samples for them.  These are so handy that we made a set for ourselves and is a quick and easy method for figuring out what color we want to use or match up with various beads and findings in creating our jewelry.

The * (see below) means I have Swarovski crystals to match.


Penni Jo AKA Claylady43 said...

What a super way to organize. Thanks so much for sharing.
Penni Jo

Lynn Reno said...

That is brilliant and something I might actually be able to get myself to do =) Thanks for sharing this!

Unknown said...

What a great idea. I like that it would allow the pieces to be more consistent. They're so pretty all strung together like that, too!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Thank you for sharing, Carolyn! This is one tip I am definitely going to use.