|MadSci Network: Earth Sciences|
Dear Jonas, As you have described, mica is made up of many layers which will flake. There are two methods I can think of to incorporate mica in jewellery - as follows:- 1. Creating a basket from silver wire that a piece of mica is inserted into. That way the majority of the stone will remain encased and any small flakes just fall away leaving the majority piece still in the frame. 2. To completely encase / surround a flat piece of mica with a silver or copper border and then create a ring attachment for a chain or earing loop for earrings. That's the best I can think of and the way I would treat a piece of mica to make any jewellery. Hope this has been of help. Alec (www.Lapidary.org.uk)
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