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Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby AmyK » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:32 pm

Quick question... Can you fuse the streaky non-fusible glass to itself?

I have someone interested in a fused plate made with the soft yellow opal/dark red streaky non-fusible glass.

Any help would be great!
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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:54 am

Hi Amy,

Is the style number 002250? Because the color and compatibility of that style will change dramatically when fired, so we generally only sell it for stained glass use. It is not recommended for firing.

But usually, you can fire a Bullseye streaky to itself, if both pieces are from the same sheet OR if both pieces are graded F (bearing the Bullseye Compatible label).

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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby AmyK » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:59 am

Yes it would be 2250.
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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:15 am

Hi Amy,

Feel free to test it, but I think the colors will change in an unattractive way. If it is the colors that your client likes, you might be able to design a glass using clear sheet glass and garnet red and mixed amber-and-white glass powders. It won't look just like a streaky glass, but it might have similar colors and be completely unique.

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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby AmyK » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:18 am

Thanks so much! Input is greatly appreciated. :)
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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby AmyK » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:48 am

They are looking for brick red glass... I'm on a quest! hehe
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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby charlie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:59 am

AmyK wrote:They are looking for brick red glass... I'm on a quest! hehe


some transparent reds turn brick red when fired.
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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:12 am

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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby AmyK » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:01 pm

They decided on deep red (0224) capped with a vanilla/clear streaky (2037). :D

Thanks! (this forum is awesome)
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Re: Bullseye Non-Fusible

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Hi Amy,

Brilliant solution!

Sometimes French Vanilla strikes whiter than you might be visualizing, or it might turn out to be exactly what you wanted.

Here is an idea that popped into my head, so it is not proven, yet. Go ahead with your plan, and also make a test tile to go alongside your bigger piece, made with the same combination of glasses. After firing, consider your results. If the vanilla streaks are not amber enough after firing, here is my suggestion for Plan B: take your test tile and sift an even layer of 1137 Amber Powder over the top of the whole tile and refire it. (Maybe 2mm deep--enough to really cover the tile.) I am guessing this would add warm tones to the French Vanilla (if needed), and that the dark red would either look the same or even closer to a brick red. If that works on the test tile, you can use the same method on your real piece.

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