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Blue_ 1:58pm, 30 July 2006
Ok I got some new Vetrofond glass and this is my question. Can you use it with the Effetre/Moretti glass with out trouble? Or is there a certain way to go about it. I didn’t get much and I want to be sure I don’t waste it.

And is Yellow Ochre a good color? I am having trouble finding a yellow I really like.

Thanks!
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sarah hornik 12 years ago
As far as I know, Vetrofond is supposed to be compatible with Effetre (COE 104) - I haven't tried any yet but I sure hope it is because I just ordered some last week.
Which colors did you get?
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Blue_ 12 years ago
Well I got Yellow Ochre, Rose, Dark Pink and Violet Pastel. I am about to head downstairs to the torch right now... it's too darn hot today. So I think I will just have to bite the bullet and try some.

Maybe the dark pink with bubblegum pink. I looked at the Yellow Ochre again and I think I made an error it looks to be green?!? I will never get these colors straigh, ha!

What did you get?
Brett Anderson 12 years ago
Yes, Vetrofond is mostly compatible with Effetre & Lauscha. They are all 104. Now, that said, some of the colours JUST don't play nicely together. But, you get that even within the Effetre family, ever try to encase alabastro? ugh.....

I like the Vetro transparent almost the best of all transparents. It works nicely with Effetre and I've had no issues with compatibility. Hope you're having fun with your new colours Blue!
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sarah hornik 12 years ago
I ordered streaky sapphire, key lime, denim cobalt... can't wait for them to arrive!
That's good to know about the Vetrofond clear - I've noticed it's much cheaper than Lauscha clear (which I usually use). I think I'll give it a try.
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Blue_ 12 years ago
Thanks Brett, for the info... I did try the Yellow Ochre with Effetre Super clear and coral. Worked wonderfuly but oh were they some ugly beads!!!! Ha! Oh well... at least the violet is a beautiful color!

Ah, Sarah you got the sapphire!!! Ohhh I can't wait to see what you do with that color!
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sarah hornik Posted 12 years ago. Edited by sarah hornik (admin) 12 years ago
Yeah... I always order transparent colors but I rarely use them... hmmm.
:-/
How is the Effetre Super Clear? Do you like it? any problems?
Brett Anderson 12 years ago
I got some of the Effetre crystal clear from Frantz at Bead & Button. I also got some streaky sapphire - I have yet to use either of them because I've been to freaking busy to just play!
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sarah hornik 12 years ago
Oh cool, let me know how those work for you... so far, the streaky sapphire doesn't seem too streaky over here (it is a pretty color though).
I wish I could go to a Bead & Button some day... those sound like so much fun. *sigh*
Brett Anderson 12 years ago
I got some Oregon Rain too. Though, I hear it is hard to get to work for you. Pull stringer, and use over a base of trans cobalt., reduce, then bathe in a neutral flame. We'll see! I just got my last batch o' beads back. Which I am ragingly proud of. I need a "pro" account, so I can post more pictures without knocking out old ones!

You know what else I got? Skinny rods of reducing glass, the R106 and R108 (raku). Nice to have them in thin rod form to do decorative reduction work. I also got reducing powder. So far, I have only made a mess with it. But, I think that a reducing flame and encasing it is the trick!
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Blue_ 12 years ago
Ok, I have been out of the loop and not on flickr... but Sarah you asked about super clear? (I am sure you have played with it by now)

I have some and I must say that I LOVE it!!! In the past I have only used the regular old clear from Effetre and got lots of bubbles. But it was ok for me since I didn't really know how to encase.

With the super clear I think my encasing has improved tremdously! And it really is crystal clear... I have to say that I am very happy with it.

Brett, is reducing power raku also? I have not heard of it... I have only seen the raku in frit... pretty cool stuff though
:)
Brett Anderson 12 years ago
Raku has reducing properties. It comes in different forms, rod, powder, frit, etc. Some reducing glass will turn metallic in a reduction bath, some will turn various colours (like R106 and R108, R108 is what is considered Raku, it is Reichenbach108). They are fun to play with!
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Blue_ 12 years ago
Ah very cool, thanks! When I save enough of my glass allowance I will have to try some ;)
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sarah hornik 12 years ago
By Oregon Rain do you mean Olympia Rain? I've had some nice results with that: www.flickr.com/photos/lyzardqueen/tags/olympiarain/
It does take a lot of patience, but once you get the trick (encase, encase, encase!) it's quite easy.

I can't get the raku rods to work for me, but I've gotten nice results with the frit.

I got some Vetrofond clear... haven't tried it yet though, still working my way through the Lauscha.
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Blue_ 12 years ago
I think you have gotten the Double Helix glass to work very well for you!

My teach told me that she thought about the Raku was to select the ones that you could see the multi colors in before even working with them, ie the intresting bits....But I have yet to try it!

:)
Brett Anderson 12 years ago
yeah, yeah, Olympia Rain. Jed's glass.
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