Crazy things happen when the Boys in The Department of Secret Projects get into the Zirconium. First, stuff ends up on fire… But the other cool thing that happens with Zirc and heat is iridescence, aka “flip-flop” color. There’s a sweet spot when heating zirc, where the result is an “oil slick” finish. It’s a grey-ish color with lots of colorful iridescent overtones. To wrap up All-Atomic Saturday, here’s a small drop of Mk.II Atomic Ray Guns in Oil Slick Zirc.
Like all Ray Guns colored using heat, there is some variation in these. Some have stronger green or teal tones, others have pink/purplish overtones, and they all have lots of colors that pop and change in the sunlight. Each of the beads is awesome and colorful and yours will be random/unique, as it’s impossible to do these exactly the same over and over.
**The Atomic Ray Gun beads have provisions for up to twelve (12) 1.5mm x 6mm trit vials, which you’ll need to secure with Norland 61 or another suitable epoxy. The beads are UNLOADED, meaning you are on your own to source the vials and install. I do not have vials for sale and trit vials ARE NOT included with the bead.**
Mk.II Atomic Ray Guns in Oil Slick Zirconium are $140 each, shipped to US addresses. US buyers can purchase using the PayPal “Buy Now” button below. Buyers outside the US can hit the PayPal button to purchase and then contact me for a USPS Priority shipping quote at firstname.lastname@example.org – Typically this ends up being an additional $15-30 due to Priority International cost, depending on location. Please Note: Shipment outside the US via any method other than tracked Priority or Express is at the buyer’s risk.