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Picture of Mica Earrings
These earrings are lightweight and make a nice tinkly sound when the chains brush the mica. They are also just a tiny bit sparkly. Mica is a mineral that grows all by itself in these really flat, thin layers. It diffuses and reflects light and images and is very heat resistant. Mica is a perfect forum for embellishment with stamps of all kinds. Consider using Staz-on inks to add words or images to the mica or split the sheets and place photos, watch parts, feathers or leaves in between them.

Ingredients:

- Mica
- 8 brass eyelets
- 1 pair antique brass simple loop ear wires
- Assorted chain, cut into 2 -2 inch pieces and 2-1.5 inch pieces
- 2 antique copper jump rings, 14 mm
- Optional: Diamond Glaze to seal edges of mica


Tools:
- 1/8th inch hole punch
- Awl
- Ball pein hammer
- Eyelet setter
- Self healing cutting mat

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Step 1: Cutting Mica

Picture of Cutting Mica
You may wish to cut the pieces of mica if they are too large for your tastes. A sharp craft knife will slice through a sheet of mica. Drag the knife across the surface slowly to cut through one layer at a time. Be patient, this takes a while.