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« on: September 01, 2004 03:15:49 PM »

I have tons of mica, and my mom wants to throw it away. I can't think of anything to do with it... does anyone have any ideas.

In case you don't know what mica is... it's this rock (i think it's a rock... crystal maybe?) that forms in thin sheets. It's silver, shiny, and the thinner chunks are a little translucent. I took a few pics so you can see what it looks like:

I have pieces ranging from 4" by 6" to small pieces 1" by 1". Most of the pieces are about 1.5" by 2".

Also, a lot of the Mica has dirt stuck inbetween the layers and I don't know how to remove it. It's a bit fragile... I don't want to ruin it.

Any advice as to what to do with this stuff would be greatly appreciated.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2004 03:19:47 PM »

I've seen a few projects on The Carol Duvall Show on HGTV, some with rubber stamping, polymer clay and votives i think. Do a search and I'm sure you'll find a few.
Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2004 05:07:06 PM »

Thanks for the tip. I searched... and all of the crafts that I found were for Shellac Bond Mica ("thousands of transparent flakes of mica held together with shellac and formed into a sheet") which is very maluable... and I have pure Mica (ooh. it's called Block Mica... I'm learning so much!) which is stiff and cracks easily. So... even though I didn't find a craft I learned all about Mica :-D

I was thinking I might make a mosaic candle holder with Mica... the light would shine through, it might be neat.

I don't know... I'm still open for suggestions. I have tons of this stuff...
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2004 04:46:43 PM »

Oh, definitely don't throw your mica away  Grin

Check out this page at my website:

(...look under the sub-category called "Mica Tiles")

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