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.