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Black Opalescent Sheet Glass

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Cold Characteristics

Although termed an opal due to its almost total lack of light transmission, this is (in terms of its composition) actually a transparent glass.

Working Notes

Double-Rolled & Single-Rolled Sheets

Most solid-color sheets are double-rolled. A few styles are also available in single-rolled sheets, and will have a smooth, undulating surface on the front, and orange-peel texture on the back side.

Single-rolled glass can produce dappled lighting effects that are highly valued in stained glass applications.

Single vs Double-Rolled Front

Single vs Double-Rolled Back

For Rainbow Iridescent Textures

Low viscosity. Will flow sooner and more than other glasses. In very thin sections the color may vary from reddish/gray to bluish/gray.

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Lay-up: When Firing Rainbow Iridescent Texture sheet glasses face up on the top layer of a 6mm construction, some of the original texture often remains, even when firing to a full fuse (1490°F/810°C).

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Detail of Black Prismatic Rainbow Iridescent and 3mm Clear fired to a full fuse.

Black Opalescent Rod

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Cold Characteristics

True black.

Working Notes

Torch: Black Opalescent Rod (000100-0576) remains black except in extremely thin applications, when it may become dark gray. It is a soft glass. Beware of heating the glass so much that it bleeds and webs out over other glasses‚ or use this quality as a design element. Consider using Stiff Black Opalescent (000101-0576) for a crisper appearance.

Kiln: Working properties and kilnformed characteristics are consistent with sheet glass. See sheet glass notes for this style.

Black Opalescent Billets

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Black Opalescent Glass Confetti

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Black Opalescent Ribbon

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