Wednesday, March 03, 2021

odd lot of rubino maybe?

No, I don't know what colour this is. I've never seen anything else like it. It's in a package labelled 456,  Which would make it Rubino oro, ruby gold. But did you ever see a batch of rubino that looked like this?

 The rods are a plum opal translucent colour, and you can see that it opacified a little with work and there's even a hint of devitrification, speaking to Rubinos big sister evil devitrifying purple. 

The package is so old, it calls it Moretti. I have about 3 rods left. Then that is it. Finito.  πŸ’”

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Double Helix Hyperion

Double helix Hyperion, strike first then reduce. You can encase afterwards if you want for more purple, like the flat disk you see below. The rest of those shapes are pretty much impossible to encase. Lol

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Double Helix Oracle Ruby

Double Helix Oracle Ruby.  This is a striking Copper based red from double helix. I checked their website and, of course, it is now sold out. But I found 2 rods of it in my stash, and, as I haven't tried it before, I decided to give it a whirl.

It is a really nice Cherry Jam kind of red, a little bit Smoky perhaps but a really nice colour and quite different from a lot of the other Reds.

Most of these, I didn't even reset, they never got any striking before I put them in the Kiln and they have developed colour very nicely.

Double Helix  says to reset it to clear before kilning. This is good advice, you can see from the barrel bead, which I did not reset, and it is so dark it might as well be black. It is a base of white and encased in clear and a layer of copper Ruby over the top and it is, without the reset,  just too dark. The waveforms on wire, also got a little bit of strike at the base, and then less so further out, which has made a very nice shading effect. The third one was finished in clear so you can't blame that on not striking.

The unworked rods themselves are clear with sparkly little streaks in them, so it would have been easy to get it mixed in with the rest of the clear if they hadn't been labelled, which would have been a bit of a shock! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Double Helix Thallo

Double Helix Thallo, one of my favorite Double Helix reduction glasses. I  know it is not everyone's favourite, but it works well for me. Here, you can also see it in comparison to the Elpis that I showed you a few days ago. Thallo, in the unworked rod, is a deep transparent emerald green. You can also see here that it complements the Elpis and the Geneva beautifully.
😍😍😍


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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Double Helix Elpis and TAG Geneva

Double Helix Elpis and TAG Geneva. Elpis is a light transparent Peridot color that reduces to a golden luster with rainbow accents. Geneva is a medium transparent blue that appears as a greenish glass with a rich blue lustre after reducing.

I am having a lot more success with retaining The Luster's from reduction on the glass after I reduced the annealing temperature in my kiln. I think my thermometer/pyrometer on the Kiln is reading a little high. I reduce the temperature by 10° (at a time) from the annealing temperature of 960 which is where I generally keep it for the Lauchas that I use, until it is now garaging around 875. That's a big difference. But I'm not having any issues with cracking, so I am just assuming that the pyrometer is reading a different temperature from actual. I actually tried another to check the temperatures but it wasn't working either, so at some point I'll get another but for now it's fine.

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Monday, February 08, 2021

Double Helix Oracle Opal

Double Helix Oracle Opal over dichroic. I have say, the opal went a little more opaque than I  anticipated,  I expected it to be more like CiM Cirrus. I am not unhappy with it though. I will just use it differently going forward. You can see from the photos that it changes a bit depending on whether the light is in front of it or behind it. The rods are nearly clear before working, and it goes into the kiln clear, and then opacifies in the kiln. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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Friday, February 05, 2021

Effetre Mystery Glass

@nortel_glassgirl found 20lbs of a mystery glass, Effetre for sure, but what color? It is a sagey-grey-green, slightly streaky, and it develops a slight metallic Lustre that leans to a reddish-brown. Nice fat rods, nice and creamy, fun to use.  Elephants, tortoises, frogs, foliage,  snakes, lizards, dragons. I  don't know what it is, but I would name it "Reptile." πŸŠπŸ’πŸ¦ŽπŸπŸ²πŸ‰πŸΈπŸ¦–πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Effetre 299 Army Green

Effetre 299 Army Green.  Another nice, well behaved,  slightly streaky Green. Just a shade or two darker than Effetre 219 mint, no metallic luster though. No reaction with ivory.  Very nice.

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Effetre 916 Mint

Effetre 916 mint, mint like a mint cream in a chocolate. Slightlt streaky. Gets a very slight metallic Lustre, like a very mild form of what copper green does. Does not react with ivory. Quite nice.

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Lustre is not showing very well in the 3 seconds of sunshine we had today, but I'm not going to begrudge the sun, even though it appears to have completely forgotten about generating warmth!!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Effetre 912 Violet

Effetre 912 Violet. Violet is a perfectly nice, easy to use medium transparent reddish-purple. Well behaved doesn't bubble or scum , very nice to use.  The three beads are a self-coloured, that is a solid coloured Violet bead, layered over white, and the third one in the very interesting shade of purple is the Violet layered over periwinkle. Pro-tip, nearly all the transparent purples look amazing when layered over periwinkle.

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Effetre 915 Pale Pink

Effetre 915 "Pale Pink"  Hint of Pink or Polar Pink  might have been a better name. This is a very subtle pink. It's a striking pink but you don't seem to really see the effects when it's hot. It just come out of the kiln a variegated, very subtle, off-white, slightly Rosy colour. Which is not to say that it doesn't have its uses, but if you're looking for a Pepto-Bismol, it's not going to make your heart sing

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