For many centuries, the gleam of translucent flaked mica has been a favorite for creating glistening accents. A natural mined mineral, the glimmer will vary in color, translucency, and style of flake, depending upon the type and the country of origin.
Mica can be applied the same as any other sparkles -- just about any glue can be used, from white glue-all to decoupage mediums or spray glue. Our artists prefer glues that dry clear to preserve its translucent shine. Mica is non-toxic, waterproof and fireproof.
The name "mica" is derived from the
Latin "micare," which means "to glitter" or also "to shine". Mica is a
naturally occurring group of silicate minerals that has a perfect basal cleavage, easily splits into thin luminae, and is most often translucent in appearance. It has been used as a gleaming decorative element since prehistoric
earliest usage of mica was found in cave
paintings made during the Paleolithic period!
• Mica Flake Glimmer is sold by Net Weight •
The volume measurements listed for every variety of our mica
approximate and are offered as a guide only.
Antique Christmas Decorations
accented with mica glimmers
Since early Victorian times, gleaming
mica flakes have been the preferred
embellishment used to replicate the
icy shine of hoarfrost and snow.