Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Devardi Metallic Coppery Black

Couldn't do it. Couldn't get it to work.

This is Devardi Metallic Coppery Black - which is supposed to go a rich metallic copper.

Now - fair enough - Devardi states on their website that you need to use a non-oxygen torch to get this to work - like a hot-head or similar.

They have added that some of their customers have been able to get it to work with gas/oxy torches, and give instructions. I suggest reading it, and watching their video. (Go here, and scroll about a third of the way down. Or hit control+f and search for coppery.)

I did read those instructions, and tried to follow them - but just could not get it to go coppery. All I got was the red that they caution you that you will get using a gas/oxy torch.

Like this.

Otherwise, all I got was black.

Not to say it doesn't work - but I couldn't get it to go. Now - one thing I saw in the video that they didn't mention and I didn't do - is the rapid cooling of marvering or mashing. That might make the difference.

While I do have a Hot Head around here someplace - I'm not motivated enough to dig it out for this. Or any reason, I think.


  1. Thank you for posting this even though you didn't get te results you wanted. I am a hot head user always looking for new glass and it is exciting to think of a silver-type glass that will work for me. And it's pretty!

  2. Anonymous6:24 p.m.

    I wonder if you tried it over clear? I got it to work once - it was gorgeous, but haven't really tried since. Seems like I did a cheat over a clear (and probably CIM's superclear).
    Also, I would have had low oxy (really low almost none for the bushiest flame I could achieve, then brushing in and out of the oxygen and the flame itself.
    Hope that helps - not worth fussing with the hothead, but once you get it figured you'll really like it.