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Adventurine Blue in a deep drop ring slump

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Adventurine Blue in a deep drop ring slump

Postby johnmich » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:48 am

Hi all, I got small sheet of Aventurine Blue at the last Resource Center sale and I am wondering if I sandwich it between two layers of 3mm Tekta, full fuse it, and then in a second firing slump it in a deep drop ring (about 5 or 6 inches deep), will the aventurine stretch out and lighten in color? Right now it is almost black and I am wondering if the drop will help make it look more blue and sparkly. I am doing the three layer sandwich assuming I need more mass for the slump.

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Re: Adventurine Blue in a deep drop ring slump

Postby jestersbaubles » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:16 am

I would think probably not. The adventurine is pretty "solid".

One option might be to crush it to powder frit, and then sprinkle the frit onto clear. But it would be impossible to get a uniform application and I'm not even certain the sparkle would come through. You might be able to create some interesting effects by crushing it to coarse frit and sprinkling it on the clear, leaving some spaces of clear showing through.

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