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CMWarren
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does dichroic stand up in a pot melt?

Postby CMWarren » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:30 pm

I have alot of dichroic odds and ends that are small bits and peices left over from a decade of projects, and I was thinking of trying throwing some of it into a pot melt cast pyramid.

would the dichroic withstand the heat of around 1600 degrees?

I have been using blue and green aventuring powder and frit in my pyramid castings, and it has been interesting. I wanted to see if dichro would hold up to give other forms of sparkle.

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Re: does dichroic stand up in a pot melt?

Postby charlie » Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:29 am

it will stand up, but it will shred and get lost in a casting unless you're using a LOT of it. most likely you'll see a few shards of it in the interior. you could place the dichro pieces on the outside surfaces and you'd see a lot more of it, although it will move downwards as it melts.

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Re: does dichroic stand up in a pot melt?

Postby Jerrwel » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:36 pm

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Re: does dichroic stand up in a pot melt?

Postby JestersBaubles » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:57 pm

This small pyramid has dichro, and the dichro looks great in it. Still nice and sparkly.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SQ2KxWco22w/U ... yramid.jpg

(hopefully this works. I always have trouble with images!)

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Re: does dichroic stand up in a pot melt?

Postby Terry Ow-Wing » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:54 am

post it to ebay or craig's list someone will buy small pieces I would hate to see dichro burn.
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