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MICA SHIFT

Some Polymer Clays have microscopic, flat mineral particles (mica) in them, which are shiny on top and bottom and dull on the edges. By manipulating these particles so the shiny or dull part is showing in a pattern or randomly, a light/shadow effect appears and make the item look textured even though it's smooth.
Mica shift is also often referred to as "Ghost image"


Striped and Stamped
Mica Shift Jelly Roll
Rickrack or Crazy Stripes
Satin swirl egg
Texture Sheet Mica Shift
Twisted Rope Mica Shift
Faux wood
Un-aligning mica
Clay Purse
Tile Bracelet
Clay and Wire Pendant
Autumn Leaf Pendant (PDF)
Heart Lariat Necklace (PDF)
The Shifty Basketweave
Snakeskin and more