CBS Dichroic Extract

CBS Dichroic Extract ~ it is awesome, amazing, and magical.  It is created from dichroic glass, then the extraordinarily thin (millions of an inch thick) coating is literally scraped off of the base layer, and placed into a small jar.

The resulting "magic dust" is the fumed metals and quartz crystals created from the dichroic glass deposition process.  Dichroic extract can be used for a wide variety of mixed media:  in glass, for lampworking, glass-blowing, fusing, as well as you have seen I have developed a quick and easy method to apply it to my FYI Silver metal clay creations.  It can also be used in conjunction with enamels on metals ~ the possibilties are truly endless.

For a history of Dichroic Coatings, please check out this info, courtesy of CBS ~ Coatings by Sandberg.

As well, this fab video by CBS (Coatings by Sandberg) - showcases just what it is they create, and how they go about doing so.  

These colour-chart pieces featured below were created with FYI Silver metal clay, and embellished with dichroic extract.  

I've written up a how-to in my FYI Silver FaceBook group if you're curious to know how I applied it to the silver.

The colours below are sold individually.  Please select a group, then use the drop-down menu to select the corresponding number for each colour that you would like to purchase.  These are not sample sets, although they are shown in groups of photos, to give the viewer a clearer idea of the variations.

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