A name for "Diamond dust"

A name for "Diamond dust"

Post by Sue Hease » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Hi everyone,

As so many people seem interested in the diamond dust, I contacted the
firm that sells this stuff here in UK to make sure I got it right and
found out the real name of the stuff I have been using:

        Ultra fine polyflakes, aurora.

"Diamond dust" is actually another product and rather boring, like
sugar. They don't label their packs, hence the confusion, which seems
rather silly of them - they sent me the wrong stuff originally, but I'm
not complaining!!

Does this name sound familiar to anyone? It is hardly flakes, it is more
like a very fine glitter - dust is a better term, really.

I have also found it comes in a range of colours - aurora, aurora gold,
aurora blue, aur. violet and multi-light. All cost around 60p ($1) per
pack. They sell jars for 7 pounds, ($10). I think I have some
experimenting to do....
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Sue Heaser

 
 
 

A name for "Diamond dust"

Post by Douglas & Jennifer Braecke » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00


So Sue,
        If I wanted to order some...who would I contact and how would I order
it?

Thanks in advance,

Jenn B.

Quote:

> Hi everyone,

> As so many people seem interested in the diamond dust, I contacted the
> firm that sells this stuff here in UK to make sure I got it right and
> found out the real name of the stuff I have been using:

>         Ultra fine polyflakes, aurora.

> "Diamond dust" is actually another product and rather boring, like
> sugar. They don't label their packs, hence the confusion, which seems
> rather silly of them - they sent me the wrong stuff originally, but I'm
> not complaining!!

> Does this name sound familiar to anyone? It is hardly flakes, it is more
> like a very fine glitter - dust is a better term, really.

> I have also found it comes in a range of colours - aurora, aurora gold,
> aurora blue, aur. violet and multi-light. All cost around 60p ($1) per
> pack. They sell jars for 7 pounds, ($10). I think I have some
> experimenting to do....
> --
> Sue Heaser

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A name for "Diamond dust"

Post by Sue Hease » Wed, 18 Jun 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
>So Sue,
>       If I wanted to order some...who would I contact and how would I order
>it?

The firm I got the diamond dust - alias - ultra-fine polyflakes from
will ship overseas and, amazingly for small craft firms, will accept
credit cards. Here is their address:

Tee Pee Crafts
28, Holborn Drive, Mackworth, Derby DE22 4DX, U.K.
Tel: 01332 332772       Fax: 01332 371906

They say that overseas orders are free of tax (less 17.5%) and that
usually pays the shipping! You can ask for air or sea mail.

Samantha has emailed me to say she has tracked down something in the
States called "Hologram Glitter" and "Halo Colours" which come in silver
and gold. This sounds similar but you really want a transparent one so
that the clay shows through to give the colour change effect. Certainly
worth trying, though - Samantha, are you there with the address?

Sue

--
Sue Heaser

 
 
 

A name for "Diamond dust"

Post by BDRA » Wed, 18 Jun 1997 04:00:00



writes:

This stuff sounds like the Gick glitters. Do you think they are the same?

Nuchi

 
 
 

A name for "Diamond dust"

Post by Sherry Bail » Thu, 19 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I think we have ultra fine interference glitter here, too. I know there are
multi-color glitters that some folks use for opals, and I know there are ultra
fine glitters and I know that there are interference POWDERS, all of which
have some of the characteristics you describe -- so probably ultra fine
interference glitter is out there, even if I haven't see that specific thing.
The ultra fine glitter I have I got at a dollhouse miniatures show, in case
anybody is eagerly searching for the stuff -- you might ask miniaturists (in
the US) if they have sources.

Sherry