How do you achieve organic looking mica shift in polymer clay in five minutes? With little scraps of metallic or pearl clay that you squish together, flatten, and roll out.
The gold egg and pendant were made with clay left over from projects I can’t remember. In general the metallic clays work in mica shift straight from the package (after conditioning, of course).
Pearl clays need a boost. Adding translucent clay as much as 1:1 enhances the dark/light contrast. (Thank you, Zan.)
Here are the simple steps: