New version wu tang cane. 1st quality canary and jet black colors with a small clear coating for better nipping/snapping off. The canes in the picture are all about 10mm wide X 8mm tall. The cane you receive will be about that size. At that size 1 gram is about 1/4-3/8 of an inch long.
Stick and snap tech for using millies.
I use disc nippers to slice millie (they may be called mosaic tile cutters) but they leave dirty edges so I have this other technique that I prefer to use when I work with millies.
Stick and Snap Technique:
Prepare your mille first by attaching a rod or something to it, to use as a handle. Set your torch to a small sharp flame, and heat the spot where you want the mille. At the same time start passing the very end of the mille through the flame back and forth to heat it up kinda slowly. You want to get the spot on the tube, marble, or whatever nearly white hot, but just in a small spot on the surface so you don't disturb anything around it, or make your tubing wall cave in. And at the same time you want the end (1-2mm) of your mille a nice orange; hot enough to stick, but not hot enough to get smeared at all.
Now you’re going to stick the mille on, but the trick is when you stick it on, move the mille back and forth a little bit so the hot glass on your piece gets pushed up on either side of the mille rod a little (maybe 1-2mm), then you just let it cool a bit, and when it is nearly too cool to move anymore, you snap it off . The little bit of glass that melts to the sides of the mille rod is the key, how far up the mille rod the glass is determines how thick a slice of the mille will snap off. You can get paper thin slices or big thick ones. After I get a nice image on my piece I usually flame polish it lightly, then put a little dab of clear over. Then it's ready to be melted in. If you put too large of a dab of clear on top, it can spread the image out, or, if too small of a dab, it can shrink the image a little.
Alright, well I hope that’s clear. If something isn't clear or after you try it you come up with some questions, let me know.