Glass Rods - Cranberry Pink Transparent Striker.
A rich pink which matures to its target colour on firing. A sophisticated, attractive colour on its own or calmed with the use of a softer colour such as Light Plum.
Rods can be used in torchworking and kilnforming, and add an exciting difference to glass work! Drawn from compatible Bullseye glass, each rod is approximately 42cm long and 4-6mm in diameter.
This colour is a striker.
May React With:
Light transparent blue to lavender.
Torch: This glass strikes to a deep transparent pink in the flame. Work in a cooler, oxidising atmosphere. May develop a light brown colour on the surface of the glass if worked in the presence of too much propane (or fuel).
Kiln: 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.
Colour usually deepens on firing. Possible dark interface reaction with selenium and/or sulphur glasses (0137, 1122, 1125,0124, 0125, 1137, 1437). Less viscous (softer) than most other glasses. Some gold-bearing striking glasses, like this one, should be fired with a 2 hour hold at 663°C 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 colour. This full-fuse schedule should effectively strike 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 colour-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 colour results.
Other: Consider encasing with clear to protect the surface from developing a light brown colour in the hotter, neutral flame chemistry that you would use for most other styles. We advise labeling all striking glasses.
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All our glass is COE90, Bullseye Glass compatible and suitable for warm glass applications such as glass fusing, glass casting and glass slumping (unless otherwise stated in the description).