Lumiere Lusters™ by JetAge Studio are specialty color shifting, heat resistant metal oxide powders and flakes that are magical in lampworked glass, and a multitude of other mediums. These flakes are rated to resist heat up to about 1400F, and can be worked in soft or hard glasses. Similar to Dichroic Extract powder, they offer a lot of color-shifting sparkle that changes at the viewed angle. The larger particle sizes create a lot of shine that you cannot get from micas, and give quite a different effect from powdered extract. They're also a great cost effective alternative to dichroic coatings and are more heat tolerant than regular powdered micas.
PLEASE NOTE: Our jars are filled by VOLUME (not actual weight) and are available in 3, 5 and 10 gr./ml. sizes. We do this because the flakes are extremely lightweight, bulky and fragile, and each color actually weighs differently. To manage this, we fill each jar up to the top in jar sizes that have been designated by industry standards. Please see our photos at the bottom of the page for size comparisons.
Click on each image to see examples of each color in lampworked glass and polymer clay. Scroll towards the bottom gallery to see beautiful artistic examples of use.
Here you'll find our other lower temperature, specialty Lumiere Lusters™ pigments. These pigments may not be suitable lampworking, but they're fabulous on polymer clays, in resins, paints, or other creative mediums that don't require heat over 400°F. Most of these pigments are also color shifting, highly reflective and luminous like our high temp pigments. With all mediums where the lusters are used as a surface treatment, we recommend sealing them with your sealant of choice to make sure their color and shine endures.
Click on each image to see working examples of each color in polymer clay.