Mica, mica, mica! What is a mica? It's a mineral that has been laminated into tiles for the altered arts, crafts, scrapbooking market. I ordered some from Ornamentea to create Christmas ornaments for my tree this year. The small sheets are the size above, I simply stamped them with my favorite rubber stamps and Stayzon ink. I used my 2-hole metal punch to make a hole and created a hanger with some 'brass' craft wire.
And that got my brain jumping and I thought, uh mica icicles! For these pieces I cut the medium size mica tiles into long strips. I used a pair of scissors for the cutting. I used my metal punch for the holes and made a hanger with a copper eyepin. I madea dozen or so of these to add a little shimmer to those tree branches.
Frosty Window Pane Earrings that are featured on the Art Bead Scene today as one of our 12 Days of Christmas free projects!