Quick Tip: Sparkle, Sparkle

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Create hues with sparkle and depth.

Did you ever wonder why Bullseye doesn’t make an Aventurine version of other colors, like red, for example? We would if we could! The chemistry of those sparkles (a.k.a., flake) is deeply tied to green glass. In the kiln, however, you can layer to create new hues. When we were tipped off to this combination by Meryl Raiffe at The Glass Underground, we just had to try it and share the results!

  • Light Pink (001215-0030)* fired over Light Aventurine Green (001412-0030) results in a dark, red-hued glitter effect.
  • Remember to do a “gold hold” for two hours at 1225°F (663°C) in this full fuse firing.
  • We fired Light Pink to illustrate its struck color.
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