Source Needed: Red Luster Or Metalic Looking Pearls

Decorating By regymusic Updated 17 Mar 2012 , 12:37am by regymusic

regymusic Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 5:27pm
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I need to find a source for red luster 4mm or smaller pearls that have a metalic look or luster sheen. I have found every color but red!! If all else fails, I will opt to make them myself, but I am not certain how to get that high quality luster or metalic look in red. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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LisaBerczel Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 6:34pm
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Chef Rubber has a new line of Candy Pearls that include a Red.
However, the black ones I have appear to be 6mm.....
And, the red may not be as Luster as you like.

I would airbrush an alcohol based luster on the pearls for a stronger luster effect if needed....

imagenthatnj Posted 15 Mar 2012 , 7:59pm
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And if you want them to be shinier, put luster dust in a zippered bag, put the pearls in and shake. I have done this with little tiny flowers too. Then sift maybe with one of those tiny sifter spoons.

Kind of like this:

regymusic Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 12:37am
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Thanks so much for the suggestions. I believe that one or a combo of the suggestions will work.

Lisa, when you mention alcohol based luster dust. Are you talking about dissolving luster power in something like vodka?

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