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Old 2017-10-16, 3:36pm
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Hi I am so sorry to ask so many questions I'm new to this but I bought some cim glass and it like shaders in in the flame I use a hot head I'm going to try to put the flame lower but is that what that means cim is a shock hlass it burst into pieces? Thank you again everybody for answering all my questions I very much appreciate it.
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Very recent thread here- http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=302837
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Old 2017-10-16, 3:49pm
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Some are. Then again, others do as well- anice white, for example. I have a friend who calls it "frit on a stick."

If you do a search for "shocky glass," you might come up with a thread that lists a lot of shocky colors. I'll see what I can find for you... brb. OOPS! Rebecca already found it!

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Here is another thread:

http://lampworketc.com/forums/showth...+cim%2A+colors

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Are you in an area that's kind of cool? This time of year glass gets a little more temperamental I think. Cold studios and garages means cold glass means shattering. Try to keep it in front and heat gently further out, near the end of the flame before introducing it into the hottest part.
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There is glass available from Devardi that is inexpensive enough to be really enticing to those us that were / are new to the addiction of melting glass. I still have a metric ton of the stuff myself after 10 years.

Many of the Davardi colors are extremely shocky and will go off at the merest hint of a flame even when being heated by some of the most experienced lampworkers.

How some ever, if you are really really new to the hobby getting the glass rod introduced to the heat can be a very hard learning curve.

Watch lots of videos on youtube and anywhere else you can find them and heat the glass three times slower than you have the patience for.

Its a lot like learning to drive a clutch on a car.
You are going to grind a lot of gears finding out how to teach your body to deal with the slow heating curve and then you get to find out that different colors are going to react in their own special way to the heat of the flame.

I have been playing with fire for a solid decade and I still get glass exploding on me unexpectedly more often than I would care to admit.

Along with the old mantra; "Practice, practice, practice" is the other one; "Patience, patience, patience."

Good luck and keep those long cotton sleeves rolled down and your eye protection up close just in case some hot glass wants to get more friendly than you would like.
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