Price is per blank. The blanks shown are representative of the blank you will receive, but are not necessarily the exact blank you will receive.
Blanks measure 3/4"+ x 5"+.
These blanks mix fantastic colors of mica powders with just the perfect amount of glitter. We have always felt other blanks needed more glitter, so Bear Tooth Woods decided to start making our own and we have named this line of blanks "Glitter Swirl." Tori is the master of color and she is bringing you imaginative mixes of colors and glitter in these blanks for your projects.
Whether you are talking about the actual silver fox animal or a gentleman with greying hair, Tori wanted to replicate those gorgeous grey hair tones in a blank for a more neutral-toned addition to our Glitter Swirl family. She has been working hard to bring you so many colors that she wanted to offer a simpler, but still stunning blank to our lineup.
The “silver hair” look Tori was going for with this blank was created with Ultra fine Silver Holographic Glitter, Sparkling White and Dark Pewter Grey micas. We promise you won’t find any actual hair in the blanks though!
The glitter in this blank has been cast in a clear alumilite base. The blanks may look solid in the photos; but they do have a portion of the blank that is clear and when turned to the thinner dimensions of a finished pen, you likely will notice. Because of this, we recommend painting the interior of this blank after drilling. You can paint the inside of the blank any color you want, however the color you choose will really impact the final appearance.
Our Glitter Alumilite blanks have that butter-smooth turn that you've come to expect from Alumilite, however the glitter does tend to make a mess. Expect to find glitter for a while after you turn. When finishing the Glitter blank, we've found that using a CA finish has given us the smoothest finish. If you don’t use a CA Finish (we use a few coats of Super Thin), you can feel the slightest texture of the glitter on the surface of your turned blank.
Small voids in any Glitter blanks are to be expected. We put a lot of glitter in these blanks and some air bubbles and small tear-outs will occur when turning. We recommend using medium viscosity CA glue to fill these voids while the lathe is turned off. Be absolutely sure the CA glue has FULLY cured before you turn the lathe back on.
These Glitter Swirl Alumilite blanks are made in-house here at Bear Tooth Woods. We are starting small and only have the molds to make 3/4" x 5" pen blanks. Comments, compliments for Tori, tips, suggestions, complaints, etc. are all appreciated.
Video closeup of the blank: