Plaster of Paris with mica pigment

I’ve been experimenting colouring my plaster of Paris candlesticks with mica pigment. That’s the stuff sold for making soap, cosmetics & candles. The results are very pleasing. I’m adding 5% pigment by dry weight to the plaster before adding plaster to water.

I have also designed a shorter candlestick, modelled closely on the taller original.

Candlesticks coloured with mica pigment