Archives for Silver Glass Colors

Tips and Techniques: Keeping Opal Glass Translucent

I have heard some talk on the beadmakers grapevine about problems keeping some of the beautiful opal colors that are available through CiM/Messy Color translucent and I decided to run some tests to see if I could find a resolution to this problem.  If you don’t already know, to call a glass color “opal”, means that the glass has a translucent quality rather than being transparent or opaque. I tested nine (9) of the opal colors from the CiM/Messy Color palette and got some interesting results. I tested Rose Quartz – 511907, Crocus – 511660, Chalcedony –511550, Ghee – 511346,
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Categories: Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, lampworking techniques, and Silver Glass Colors.

Update on Reactive Silver Glass

In my struggle to learn how to get the most out of  all those reactive silver glass colors that have come out on the lampworking market, I have stumbled on to some lovely combination’s. I ask almost ever beadmaker I come in contact with, what do they do with the reactive silver glass colors?  Have they found any good combinations or ways to use this somewhat temperamental glass? One of the best answers I have heard was “Make Twisted Cane out of it”!  I decided to do a bunch of experimenting around this idea.  I tried a lot of different
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Bead Photography Tutorial, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, lampworking techniques, and Silver Glass Colors.

Wow! Eight New Colors from Effetre

Effetre has been working overtime these days and has created eight new colors for the lampworking market.  There are some interesting new colors in this batch that I have never seen before and I think they are great additions to the current color palette. Here are Eight New Colors from Effetre! Their names are: Green Mint Pastel – #591217 Neptune Pastel – #591230 Verde Rosetta – #591032 Oliva Nera – #591091 Dark Zucca – #591426 Light Zucca – #591425 Choco-lotta – #591727 (a one time color!) Apple Blush – #591411 There is a pastel milk chocolate brown called “Choco-lotta” that
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and Silver Glass Colors.

More about Silver Glass Colors

I recently paid a visit to Double Helix Glassworks to ask Jed (glass maker extraordinaire) some questions on how to get good color out of some of his more challenging palette. I bet I am not the only person who finds using the new silvered glass colors a little frustrating sometimes.  I look online and see fabulous beads that some people managed to make out of the silvered glass colors and say to myself, I ought to try that.  It is a bummer when I do try colors like Luna, Pandora and Khaos, to mention a few and all I
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, lampworking techniques, and Silver Glass Colors.

Effetre Silver and Zucca Glass (3/12/09)

I am writing about the Effetre Silver and Zucca Glass for Lampworkers colors named “The Silver Challenge 7 Rod Assortment”, which were given out or sold with orders placed in mid-November.  I am urging everyone who got this glass to please send in photos of their results (good or bad), so that they can be entered into the raffle for a box of rare glass from Mike’s vault. A beadmaking friend, Sue Stewart and I both did test beads and I am posting different examples of what we got from these new colors.  We want to see what everyone else  made
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More New Colors from CiM – Messy Color

here are three New Colors from CiM this week, that were made at the request of the lampworking community.  The new colors are: Poison Apple Mink Mermaid I have had the pleasure to make beads with these three new colors this week and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the results of my experimenting. In rod form, Poison Apple looks very translucent bright green, but as you work it in the heat it becomes denser and loses some of its translucent look.  The first bead I made with it was a straight forward Sangre (red) and Poison Apple
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, and Silver Glass Colors.