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Old 2007-06-05, 2:39pm
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[quote=kandice;1201235]I love Opal Yellow. I use it as a base, or for layering with other colors. Some examples...

Just wanted to say how much I love your opal yellow beads. Especially the first picture. That's my personal favorite! May I ask what pink that is? I don't know of a pink in Effetre/Vetrofond, but I've been out of the loop.
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Old 2007-06-05, 3:23pm
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It's a quicky picture - am taking it to Bead & Button and hoping it sells.
I just added alot of stuff to it - Thanks, Vonna

Glad to hear Kate you got the right batch.
Lot's of yummy's - (I always think of food when I make beads!)
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Old 2007-06-05, 4:04pm
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I love opal yellow and it's a big factor on my African themed beads!
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Old 2007-06-05, 5:45pm
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I love opal yellow and it's a big factor on my African themed beads!
I would say so Ms. Ricketts!
my bead looks so small
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Old 2007-06-05, 8:28pm
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I love opal yellow and it's a big factor on my African themed beads!
Oh those are so cool. I love the African theme. Never even thought of Opal yellow for that. Of course I rarely use my Opal yellow 'cause I'm afraid I'll waste it. LOL! I'm still too new to do it justice!
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Old 2007-06-05, 8:33pm
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Same rod of opal yellow! Same torch sitting...it looks scrumptious on the darker corals.

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You got that right! It DOES look scrumptious on your darker coral beads.
Now if I could only do that!
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Old 2007-06-05, 8:43pm
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I think some people look at the opaleno yellow and get mixed up.
The good opal yellow is 266.
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Old 2007-06-05, 8:50pm
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Try melting in silver foil into the opal yellow, then put on some decoration with intense black. When you're all done reduce it and it makes the most beautiful silver background. It's one of my best sellers
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Old 2007-06-06, 1:58am
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I love opal yellow and it's a big factor on my African themed beads!
Oh, get out of here with your fabulous beads, will ya???!!!
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I asked the same question a while ago. I had PALE opal yellow and thought it would do the same thing just lighter. I was very wrong! I can't really get the pale stuff to do anything at all. It does react a bit but you certainly don't get the warmth of colour or spreading effect with it. I recently got some OY and it has the rings of pink all through it - look at it too hard and it blushes! It is truely beautiful and I am in love. Its my current fave along with Shrekky!
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Thanks ya'll! Kevan I think you do wonders with opal yellow!! I don't think anyone can mess up opal yellow, it's such a versatile color and looks good with just about everything!!
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Old 2007-06-06, 9:16am
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[quote=kandice;1205187]Thank you! It's the odd lot 256 they call either raspberry or Crazy Cane, I think Frantz still has some.


Thanks for the info Kandice! I have to put that one on my list to get, it is so pretty. Though it's how you applied it that makes it look that way.

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Old 2007-06-06, 9:27am
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Try melting in silver foil into the opal yellow, then put on some decoration with intense black. When you're all done reduce it and it makes the most beautiful silver background. It's one of my best sellers
Oh, what a great tip!
I have yet to buy any Intense Black because of the cost. Do you have a picture of this combo??? I really want to try this!!!

And I just placed an order with Frantz thinking I thought I was set for awhile. I should know better.
(Adding intense black, Opal Yellow and Crazy Cane to my new list).
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Old 2007-06-06, 9:28am
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I asked the same question a while ago. I had PALE opal yellow and thought it would do the same thing just lighter. I was very wrong! I can't really get the pale stuff to do anything at all. It does react a bit but you certainly don't get the warmth of colour or spreading effect with it. I recently got some OY and it has the rings of pink all through it - look at it too hard and it blushes! It is truely beautiful and I am in love. Its my current fave along with Shrekky!

Please tell us where you get your oh so beautiful Opal Yellow???
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Old 2007-06-06, 9:59am
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[quote=kandice;1205187]Thank you! It's the odd lot 256 they call either raspberry or Crazy Cane, I think Frantz still has some.

Wait! Now I'm confused. Is the 256 the base color of some of those beads? That was the pink I was asking about. They aren't all Opal Yellow are they???
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Old 2007-06-07, 4:43am
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Please tell us where you get your oh so beautiful Opal Yellow???
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I got it from Quinton at www.Glassworks.be . He's fab, friendly and really helpful too!
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Old 2007-06-07, 5:08am
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LB Supplys has some that is GREAT, very saturated. BEST Batch I have ever gotten. They also had some one-off pale stuff that I use as well and like very much. It's more subtle.

I think their website is www.lbsupplys.com or maybe it's .net
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Old 2007-06-07, 5:11am
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Dark opal yellow is my absolute favorite! Any new frit I buy, I test it on OY. In my opinion, it's one of the best base bead colors around! It reacts nicely with almost anything you put on it.

This bead is OY with Terra frit. The raised dots are ink violet.

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Old 2007-06-07, 10:07am
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Thanks for the info on where to buy it. I'm trying to stay within the United States for my purchases but I sure am hearing good things about Glassworks!
And LB too of course.
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Old 2007-06-07, 1:33pm
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Angela,

I've had very good luck buying dark opal yellow from the following:

- Frantz Art Glass
- Arrow Springs
- Howaco

The batch I got from Frantz Art Glass was by far the best for dark OY!

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Old 2007-06-07, 8:15pm
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Angela,

I've had very good luck buying dark opal yellow from the following:

- Frantz Art Glass
- Arrow Springs
- Howaco

The batch I got from Frantz Art Glass was by far the best for dark OY!

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This is good to know. I have a backorder for some Poppy with Frantz. Maybe I can justify adding in some Opal Yellow....and Intense Black. Oh, and some Crazy Cane. Geez, it's a never ending list isn't it?
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Old 2007-06-07, 8:32pm
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Opal Yellow is one of my fav colors too!!! Here are a couple of my current creations with it.


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Oh Wow Gelly! I LOVE those colors!!!!!!
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Hi people, some beautiful beads in this thread. Well two firsts for me, my first post on here and my first time playing with opal yellow. Very helpful info. I am getting pale colour and thought I picked up ivory but no, I had used OY. Just checked, it’s 266 and pink in the middle. So it must be me! From your posts I think I am working too hot and I didn’t realise about striking it. Thank you all for being here, off to try again.
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Hi Cassie, and welcome to LE! You'll find lots of friendly helpful glass folks here.

If you have OY with pink inside you are very lucky, I understand that batch of OY is very rare these days.

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