Effects with BEADMAKING 104® glass
- Striking glass can strike differently depending on working temperature and flame settings; this allows for interesting color effects.
- very productive with regard to color nuances and variations
- By using the flame to slowly and carefully heat the glass, followed by a short time of steady working temperature, a very shiny, almost reflective glass surface can be achieved.
- When changing between the hot, slightly red-glowing flame and the colder flame, colour nuances and color intensity often develop chronothermally. Depending on the time and extent of the temperature development, appealing color effects can often be achieved.
Methods for achieving striking and reduction effects:
- Working with a neutral flame
- Using the color nuances from striking
- Working with a reduced flame with nearly no oxygen
- Working with a slightly reduced flame
These effects can be achieved by, for example, treating the hot glass with a flame effectively reduced by limiting the oxygen supply:
First, the glass is heated in a neutral flame to the working temperature; then two different steps are possible:
Changing from neutral flame to reduced flame, with nearly no oxygen:
>>> possible metallic effect on the glass surface
Changing from neutral flame to a slightly reduced flame with slightly more oxygen than in a)
>>> Less or no metallic effect, color tends to be darker; sometimes iridescent color effects
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