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How to make f'opals (faux opals) by Diana Laurence. Build up colors layers with translucent Premo, plus pearlized & metallic clays, Perfect Pearls metallic powder & glitter. Bake, and immediately dunk into ice water to improve clarity. When cool, shatter with a hammer. Then reconstruct the broken fragments into beads with more translucent clay. Cover with thin skin of translucent and bake.