I immediately knew I wanted to create a dust/powder in that color, so I started brainstorming how I could achieve that. My initial thought was to buy a TON of bright blue eyeshadow and crush it up. Then I thought about dyeing sugar or flour (but obviously the liquid would mess up the texture). Then I was at an art store and considered grinding up chalk pastels. Finally I learned that I could get paint in the form of dry pigments. Perfect.
Above, you can see fleck details in the Amulette. It almost looks like a galaxy swirl in there.
Change the light and environment as in below, and the Amulette becomes almost a satin-y glossy blue.
Change it again, and the Amulette turns into a midnight moody blue. This last frame also gives you a sneak peek of what's to come in the final chapter. I can't wait to share.