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Old 2011-05-16, 3:31pm
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Anyone else getting alot of bubbles with this color? I am simply striping it onto 5/8" pyrex rod, heating it in , and using it for solid sculpture. I am getting lots of bubbles that dont appear to be in the original rod. I am careful not to overheat and boil as well so I am not sure where they are being created. I love the color and also would be open to suggestions for alternatives.
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Old 2011-05-16, 3:45pm
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NS lavender and pink do the same thing; I think it is just the nature of these particular colors to look fizzy no matter how you treat them.
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Old 2011-05-16, 3:59pm
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NS lavender and pink do the same thing; I think it is just the nature of these particular colors to look fizzy no matter how you treat them.
Any alternatives that you know of that are less fizzy?
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Old 2011-05-16, 4:21pm
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You could try the colorsilicate purple amethyst but I think it only comes in large diameter rod. You could use that straight and not coat a clear rod. It is Asian color and I don't think it bubbles at all but I have only used the cobalt tubing and the emerald green rod.

Looks like it is out of stock at MGA but you could probably find it somewhere else.

http://www.mountainglassarts.com/ROD...g-1-6-lbs-each
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Old 2011-05-16, 4:28pm
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Thanks. That looks kinda nice. I will do a search for it elsewhere.
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Old 2011-05-17, 12:10am
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I use those colors precisely because they have seeds. A line of bubbles in a transparent piece can be a nice design element.
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Old 2011-05-17, 5:52am
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I like the effect too. They also make some really pretty color changes layered over the amber purples for example.
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Old 2011-05-17, 7:50am
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I use those colors precisely because they have seeds. A line of bubbles in a transparent piece can be a nice design element.
Maybe so. In a transparent colored sculptural element I would like to have more control over it. The bubbles become a problem for me when they compete with the details of the design. I could see how it could be nice in certain applications, though.

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