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Old 2014-03-07, 7:12am
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It is a good point Donna, but I think it's because there are as many recipes for purple as there are different purples, if that makes sense. Not two glassmakers have the same formula for the different purples in their brand and some may be more expensive to make than others, even though they all look purple to some of us. So, maybe one ingredient in the recipe for Jelly Fish and other $90/lb purples is the problem, whereas all the other ingredients that are common to other purples in the market are still available and affordable... for now.
If you could dig out more info about the mine from which the ingredient for our Jelly Fish is extracted (whatever that is), you would have part of the answer.
But even then, Paula said Lauscha prices are going up, and as for Reichenbach, that might be the case too.
Also, the cost of labor is rising fast in China, and while that's great news for the Chinese themselves, the rest of the world is having sticker shock about previously cheap manufactured goods.

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