Violet Transparent 001234
Violet Transparent Sheet Glass
May React With
A deep royal blue color.
Color usually deepens on firing. Possible dark interface reaction with selenium and/or sulfur glasses (000137, 001122, 001125, 000124, 000125, 001137, 001437). Less viscous (softer) than most other glasses. Some gold-bearing striking glasses, like this one, should be fired with a 2 hour hold at 1225°F during the initial stages of the firing cycle. If fired without this hold, they may not strike at all, or they may strike but appear spotty and have a blue-brown cast, as opposed to the desired target color. This full-fuse schedule effectively strikes these glasses:
* The initial rate of heat is not a critical factor in successfully striking gold-bearing glasses. Choose an initial rate of heat appropriate to the scale and design of the project that you are firing.
** Remainder of cycle depends on the thickness of the piece. Consult the Bullseye Annealing Chart. For color-sensitive projects, we recommend testing the cycle you plan to use by fusing a small sample of a similar setup in the same kiln as the project to best predict final color results.
Violet Transparent Rod
(This Rod style has been discontinued)
May React With
Transparent light-to-medium blue, similar to Light Sky Blue Transparent (001414-0576). There will be variance in the cold rods as some have streaks of darker blue.
Torch: 001234-0576 strikes to a transparent blue-purple in the flame, but may develop light streaks of purple and/or pink. Work in a cooler, oxidizing atmosphere. May develop a light brown color on the surface of the glass if worked in the presence of too much propane (or fuel).
Kiln: Blue-violet. A linear, streaked design may develop upon firing and may be visible whether fired lengthwise or on end. Hue and saturation may also differ slightly when compared to sheet glass; a wider range is accepted due to changes that occur in the forming process.
See Working Notes under Sheet Glass tab for additional firing information.
The color of struck 001234-0576 has more transparency and the hue has more blue undertones than torchworked sheet glass of the same style. Consider encasing with clear to protect the surface from developing a light brown color in the hotter, neutral flame chemistry that you would use for most other styles. We advise labeling all striking glasses.
Violet Transparent Frit
Frit made from cadmium or gold base glasses may show some variation in color within the grains, which can be more noticeable in the larger grain sizes. This is due to the wide range of color acceptability in these glasses.
Violet Transparent Stringer