Dichroic Coated Copper Foil

$51.95 USD
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The Easiest Way to Add Dichroic
Dazzling silver CBS dichroic with rainbow hues has been floated on the surface of copper foil sheets, making it simple to create beads with brilliance. It's three times thicker than standard CBS dichroic coatings! No need to pre-heat, dichro lifts easily from the 6" x 12" copper sheet. Clear casing is recommended. You can also fuse the coating in between two layers of glass. For instructions and tips click "View User Manual".

Create dichroic beads with two suggested techniques. Using a hobby knife, either score foil to divide dichro (image 1) or scrape flakes of the coating off onto a graphite panel (image 3). After bead is formed and glass is molten, gently roll over dichro. Burnish dichro into the bead before placing back in flame. Finish by shaping, encasing and annealing your bead.

First bead shown using scored dichroic foil technique, and second bead shown using scraped dichroic foil technique. Beads created by artist Val Oswalt-De Waard.

Note: This product is designed to release from the copper carrier. Often, in the shipping process, the Dichroic will begin to release from the copper carrier. This does not damage the Dichroic in any way.

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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fantastic
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Pros : Adds so much more to fused glass. Great design with dichroic without the weight of it added to glass.
Cons : A little expensive.
Other Thoughts : By crinkling the anti-static bag or rolling bag on edge of table to break the dichroic loose you can scatter it over a layer of glass. Cap and fuse. Slumped into sink or bowl it's gorgeous. Love this product.
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  •   Not worth the price
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Pros : I flaked it off onto glass and then fused it. Looks cool.
Cons : It falls off the copper so easily I had it all over my clothes and the floor.
Other Thoughts : Big waste of money.
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Pros : Burns up in the torch.
Cons : Didn't like this product at all! The coating is so thick that when I try to use it in beads it doesn't soften and roll around the bead very well. I ended up with sharp points sticking out of my beads. In addition, I didn't like the way it looked in my beads. It looked like semi-shiny pieces of metal stuck in the glass. Finally, on it's own, the coating has flaked off the copper and I have nothing but shards in the bottom of the bag.
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