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I find that some beads end up looking fumed when I make dots with Lustres. Is it the Lustre or the base bead color that's to blame? Or do particular combos have a tendency to do this?
Also, I'm having problems getting an even, all over metallic sheen on the Copper Green Lustre. Any tips?
Let's see if I can help. When doing dots I try to use the Uranium lustre. It takes just a little reduction to make the dots pop metallic and it doesn't discolor the rest of the glass. The Blue lustre and some of the others can fume a whole bead with just a few dots. To me this is a positive, but I can see how you might find it annoying. Try the Uranium lustre for your dots and let me know what you think.
The Copper Green is such a fun lustre - probably my favorite. I love the different shades I get when I reduce, but to get a consistent copper color may be harder, but it does work. You just have to keep adding propane to the mix until you get a consistent coverage. However, if you really want a good heavy coverage, try using the Blue lustre. I find that one to be the most easily reactive.
Thanks for the tips, Pam :waving:
Chris I used my lusters for the first time on Friday, and brought them to a show this weekend. Sold every bead I had made with them. Wish I had made more. :rolleyes:
Try the Brandy Luster on French Vanilla and melt your dots in, Beautiful results, of course you don't have to do dots. Yes, I did reduce the luster first and then melt them it.
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