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willowy

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any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« on: July 21, 2016, 07:23:56 PM »

Any kind of solution or whatever to put on back of stone to make a translucent gemstone glow that has no light coming in from the back?
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Re: any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 07:33:16 PM »

I have heard of people using aluminum foil on the back of a stone to reflect light back out.  Haven't tried it so no more info unfortunately.
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Re: any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 07:44:27 PM »

One method I have used in the past is to use mirror Mylar tape in the bottom of the bezel to prevent silver oxidation from showing thru and it reflects any light coming into the stone. Unfortunately I got it many years ago from 3M and I don't know if they still make the tape. Will have to go on line to find out.
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Re: any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2016, 07:51:11 AM »

Any kind of solution or whatever to put on back of stone to make a translucent gemstone glow that has no light coming in from the back?
You can use a mirror behind the cab like the one I did here. Its reflects the light coming into the stone back out to the viewer's eye. I used a paper thin plastic type mirror from Michael's that is easy to cut with scissors and light weight enough for basic jeweler's glue to adhere it.


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Re: any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2016, 01:36:53 PM »

Hi And welcome from southern Indiana.

That pict is way cool :hello2: Thanks for the idea about the plastic mirror. I slabbed some plume agate And was thinking how am I going to make that pop. I will try your way :icon_sunny:

Bless
Shawn
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Greg Hiller

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Re: any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 07:44:03 AM »

I use the inside of bags of croutons for my salad.  Works great.  A lot thinner than a mirror.  Very nice work BTW.  I hope your Samsung is staying cool! 
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Re: any way to make a translucent stone glow?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2016, 08:39:26 PM »

I was trying to figure out how you knew I had a Samsung...and then I saw it!
Joann Fabrics has them too. And thank you! It was the first cab I made that I was really proud of and that's my first time silversmithing too. A pretty special piece :)

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