B&V Acrylic Components - Gem

$7.90 AUD
ACRYLIC COLOURS

Acrylic colours & info

Welcome to our acrylic library. Take note of the info in each section as different acrylics have different quirks & things to note. For general acrylic info & faq head to the bottom of the page.

Basics

Our Basic acrylic colours are reversible. This means one side is matte, the other is shiny. This range is a fantastic all rounder acrylic, averaging 3mm thick. 

This range is great for mold making blanks as you can choose to make your mold matte or shiny by inverting your piece. Dark colours are a good choice here to help you notice dust or marks before pouring. 

When a piece has engraving, we engrave the shiny side. The protective paper adheres best to it & will give you a clean edge when if you choose to paint fill your piece/s.

2mm Black: We offer our Basic Black in 2mm, this is shiny on both sides. The 2mm option is suited primarily to be used as blanks in mold making where you intend to dome the blank with resin before mold making so that the overall earring can be thinner if desired.

Pastels

Our Pastel acrylic colours are reversible. This means one side is matte, the other is shiny. This range is a fantastic all rounder acrylic, averaging 3mm thick. 

This range is great for mold making blanks as you can choose to make your mold matte or shiny by inverting your piece. 

When a piece has engraving, we engrave the shiny side. The protective paper adheres best to it & will give you a clean edge when if you choose to paint fill your piece/s.

Nature

Our Nature acrylic colours are reversible. This means one side is matte, the other is shiny. This range is a fantastic all rounder acrylic, averaging 3mm thick. In general the Nature range colours are more slightly more muted than screens show (screens tend to brighten them).

This range is great for mold making blanks as you can choose to make your mold matte or shiny by inverting your piece. Dark colours are a good choice here to help you notice dust or marks before pouring. 

When a piece has engraving, we engrave the shiny side. The protective paper adheres best to it & will give you a clean edge when if you choose to paint fill your piece/s.

Mirror

Mirror acrylic has one side that is grey or white, much like a real mirror. This is the "back side" & sometimes has minor marks but these are not seen from the front & do not impact the piece. 

We recommend removing the protective tape (it's only on the front side) as late as possible to avoid fingerprints or dust. Pieces are easily cleaned with a microfibre cloth. 

When a piece has engraving, we engrave the mirror backing. This is very effective at showing the detail through your piece but can not be paint filled.

Some glues may show through, we recommend E6000. Mirror is not available for Earring Sticks or Earring Stands.

Glitters

Glitter acrylics are shiny on both sides. Due to the way these acrylics are poured, very occasionally there's some minor contouring on one side, this is the back side.

All colours except Black Holo & Iridescent are single colour glitters. Black Holo & Iridesecent are holographic and shine many colours in the light.

Sheer Sparkes

Glitter acrylics are shiny on both sides. They are translucent with suspended glitters. They all have 2 different colours of glitter in them, the colour they are + silver (i.e Purple has Purple & Silver glitter). 'Fairy' has iridescent glitter & sparkles holographically.

Shards

Our Shard acrylics are shiny on both sides. Excluding Sheer Holo, they all have a back that the glitter sits on, the dark colours have a black backing. Sheer Holo is translucent with suspended holographic shards in it. 

We etch on the 'front' translucent element of these as it is more effective against the glitters.

Due to the nature of shards acrylic sheets they are not available for Earring Displays.

Marbled Pearls

Marbled Pearls are shiny on both sides. They are a delicious swirl of marble & shine. They have a back side with less detail than the front. 

Please note: On the lighter colours in this range, grey marks may show up where there are corners/inner curves on the items (i.e the corners of stars/petals, lines of wiggle sticks). This is especially present in the Mother of Pearl, Rose Quartz, Seafoam, Honey & Lavender. Simple shapes are best chosen for those colours.

Neon & Fluoros

Neons & Fluoros are shiny on both sides. 

The Neons are semi-opaque brights that are not as intense in colour as the Fluoros. 

The Fluoros are high brightness translucent hard to capture on camera but very effective in person.

Frosted

Most of the Frosted Range are matte on both sides. The Lilac, Pale Blue & Soft Mint are Matte one side, shiny the other.

Frosted are a semi-translucent acrylic that defuses the light beautifully. Frosted is a great choice for earring displays & photography as it does not catch reflections vs Translucent acrylics.

Sheer Frosts

The Sheer Frosts are matte frosted on one side & shiny the other. They are a semi-translucent acrylic that defuses the light beautifully. Frosted is a great choice for earring displays & photography as it does not catch reflections vs Translucent acrylics.

The Sheer Frosts have a bright edge, this is most effective on simple shapes such as Earring Displays & Sticks, Circles etc . We find the bright edge lessens on more complex shapes i.e Flowers, Stars etc. It's hard to show in photo above but it's almost fluorescent. 

Aqua Note: It is hard to capture on camera however the Aqua has a yellow/green hue to it that makes it almost two-tone.

Green Note: The green has more colour density than the other 5 colours (less sheer but still very sheer!)

Translucent

Translucent acrylics are shiny on both sides & are see through. 

Glass is clear tinted green, ice is clear tinted blue. Black & Charcoal are black variants where the charcoal has blue tones and the black has no saturation.

Translucent acrylics make effective dangle components to your earrings as they catch the light beautifully and add depth in their translucency. Translucents engrave very effectively (especially with logos on displays). 

Specialty

Black & Pink shimmer are a dense glitter on one side with a plain coloured back. 

Neon Confetti is translucent around the round shapes. 

Aura & Paua are full of depth, colour & sparkle. Aura note: is like the pearls: grey marks may show up where there are corners/inner curves on the items (i.e the corners of stars/petals, lines of wiggle sticks). 

Iridescent Translucent note: the iridescent is applied as a film on the acrylic, be careful when peeling the tape off to not also peel this off.

General Info

  • We do our best to colour match our photos but there will be variances from screen to screen. We reccomend ordering from desktops where possible as you get a bigger view of the colours & mobile screens tend to oversaturate. 
  • As we use through an acrylic sheet & begin a new one, colour may vary slightly. You may notice slight variances between orders but this is rare.
  • Mirror Acrylic only has protective masking on one side, the other side is the mirror backing (you can't remove it!) 
  • We recommend E6000 when gluing earring backs onto Acrylic Stud Tops.
  • Our Acrylics average 3mm thick. Some can be as thin as 2.5mm & as thick as 4mm. In general they range from 2.7-3.2mm thick.
SIZING INFO

Sold by longest length. 

All acrylics average 3mm thick.

The Jump Ring hole/s are 1.65mm across & approx. 2.5-3mm back from the edge.

This means all our Jump Rings will fit perfectly through without being gappy or tight, we recommend your choice of 8 or 10mm rings.

A good idea to help choose size is to draw your ideal size on paper & then measure it! Scale can be hard but visualing helps.

Measurements are all approximate, Acrylic thicknesses vary up to +/- 0.5mm

USE

Our Acrylic Components & Blanks are sold with the right to use them to make jewellery for yourself or to sell.

You may also use them to make molds for your own use (to then make a final product such as jewellery to sell).

You may not use our Acrylic Components or Blanks to make molds and then sell those molds as that is in conflict with our business & copyright.

Thank you for your understanding of these copyright rules & if you have any further questions or need clarity, don't hesitate to shoot us an email.

Sold in packs of 12 pieces. Our Acrylic Components are ideal for Stud Tops, Dangles, Connectors, Mold Making Blanks or simple Studs. 

Expand the ACRYLIC COLOURS tab above to view our complete range of over 150 colours of acrylic.
  • The gem in the photo are the 17.5mm. 12.5 make a great tiny dangles. 15, 17.5 & 20 are good stud tops.  
  • The pieces come with a protective masking on them, peel this off using tweezers or a Handy Peeler before use.
  • We recommend E6000 when gluing earring backs onto Acrylic Stud Tops.
  • We hand draw our Acrylic Components shapes & laser cut them to order here at B&V HQ. Super customisable, high quality cuts & unique to B&V 💕
  • Please click through the tabs for more info on sizing & use

 

POSTAGE

Order Processing: We currently dispatch orders within 2 business days*. This is how long it takes us to process, pack & post your order. Postal estimates are on top of this.

Express Post:
We highly recommend you select Express post as 3D Printed Cutters & Polymer Clay are heat sensitive products and this will reduce the low chance of damage. We also recommend during an Australian Summer, to avoid Parcel Lockers - Parcel Collect is a great option instead.

*We are based in regional Victoria, Australia. Business days are Monday to Friday (8am-4pm) & exclude Victorian Public Holidays.

Earring Displays/Sticks & Acrylic Components are cut to order & during busy/high volume periods may add an additional day to your processing time.

Domestic Shipping (Australia)
  • Once dispatched, please allow approx 1-4 business days for Express & 4-8 for Parcel Post (info). 
  • You will be automatically sent a tracking number when your order is fulfilled, this number can be tracked here: Auspost.com.au (we do not have access to additional information). 
  • We offer flat rate, weight-tiered shipping Australia wide, regardless of postcode:
Parcel Post  Express Post
> 500g  $9.50 $11.90
500g to 1kg $11.90 $14.90
1kg to 3kg $14.90 $18.90
3kg to 5kg $18.90 $26.90

  

International Shipping (All countries except Australia)
  • All prices are in AUD. We reccomend using google for up to date currency conversions.
  • Shipping is calculated at checkout & is based on weight. We can not quote you shipping costs prior to ordering, please fill your cart & then proceed to checkout to see the shipping cost.
  • You will be automatically sent a tracking number when your order is fulfilled, this number can be tracked here: Auspost.com.au (we do not have access to additional information). 
  • Current postal times are approx 1 to 4 weeks depending on your country (check your country here). 
  • We are not responsible for duties and/or taxes your country may charge you. All orders are sold on a delivery duty unpaid basis. Some countries have specific import restrictions on certain products & it is the responsibility of you the customer to check your local regulations before placing an order with us.
  • UK CUSTOMERS: Due to Brexit, there are major changes to how countries ship to the UK. We can only ship orders above £135 (approx $250AUD) in value. You will also be liable for Duties & VAT upon arrival to the UK which we understand to be above 20%. We'd encourage you to look at a shipping pool with other local customers, to join your shopping list & share the shipping & tax costs. You will need to contact us directly & we will quote you shipping based on weight.
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If there are any discrepancies or problems, please contact us at orders@blackbirdandviolet.com as soon as possible. If contact is not made within a reasonable timeframe, we may not be able to honour all solutions.