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skookum 2008-04-07 8:13am

NS Fool's Gold
 
Anyone who has tried the NS Fool's Gold, what results did you have? I get a shimmery black with mine. If you beam light on it, you can see tiny flecks. Is this what you are getting too?

The color I am in love with is electric bronze. :love:

tiggybubba 2008-04-07 10:44am

Im not in love with fools gold. Bubbles and boils at the sight of the flame so all i get is a pitted black blob. Its a little better when encased but its not my favorite. Anyone want to buy 1/2 lb?

Jamn! 2008-04-08 6:53am

Has anyone encased with clear and mixed it up in the clear to thin it out?

skookum 2008-04-08 7:59am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamn! (Post 1780806)
Has anyone encased with clear and mixed it up in the clear to thin it out?

I've quasi done that. I was thinking about encasing the rod and pulling it, but mixing in the clear sounds like a good idea.

There has to be a way of getting this glass to look good. Once I get that figured out I'll buy Tiggybubba's 1/2 pound. :lol:

Jamn! 2008-04-08 10:41am

Hmm or maybe some of the Technolux amber.... lolol Karen I think I might play with this today! Thanks for the sample!! :)

Shadymilkman23 2008-04-09 1:43pm

Work it like you'd work disco sparkle, Use a ridiculous oxy flame. Yes ill buy the 1/2 lbs.

tiggybubba 2008-04-09 1:50pm

Let me weigh it....I think I might have 2 1/2 lots. These are short rods. The glass is very brittle and the long bundle I got was shattered on one end. I'll keep all the broken bits and weigh the longer half.

Jamn! 2008-04-09 3:29pm

From what I understand it breaks a lot Leslie! It must be the sparkle!

skookum 2008-04-09 3:43pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadymilkman23 (Post 1783705)
Work it like you'd work disco sparkle, Use a ridiculous oxy flame. Yes ill buy the 1/2 lbs.

Disco Sparkle is not a color I know how to work. Lots of oxy, is there anything else, like treat it gentle, encase first, pull thin?

I don't have the boiling issue so it's good there.

Thanks for the tip Ben.

Pyroglasstic 2008-04-09 4:08pm

Ive encased it in clear and didnt burn the shit out of it in the flame,but when it came out of the kiln it always is the sparkly black.The only way Ive got it to stay gold was put it in a fiber blanket and not the kiln.I still kinda like it.
Jeff

Karen Hardy 2008-04-09 4:11pm

It's all just sparkly black crap to me.
I was so disappointed, it looked magical on the rod.

And OH yes about the breakage.
I actually got them to refund my money on mine because
of the condition it arrived in (I'm literally working
from a bunch of nubs in a bowl). The rods practically exploded
in shipment. I know it had nothing to do with the packing, since
all the other glass wasn't even chipped. Just the fools gold.

So - crank up the oxygen and torch the hell out of it?
Any pics of the final results if done that way?
I'd post pics of mine, but to save you the time...
envision a bunch of black beads......

Jamn! 2008-04-10 7:31am

If it looks great in the rod there is a way to get it to look good. I guess you can stick it in a tube and melt the tube down around it and then pull out into stingers. Anybody try that? I didn't get mine out yet. lolol So I'm watching to see how you all worked it. :)

Shadymilkman23 2008-04-11 6:48am

Sorry i dont have any pics, I do always encase it after I apply it to my piece, otherwise it'll leave bubble holes and such. So apply then encase is what I do. I've used it with a reducing flame and it seemed to boil for me. So i cranked up my oxy (very loud hising flame) and that seemed to help alot.

When i work it I usualls get a black/gold mix. I think you can keep the gold color by using the oxy flame. Reducing for me got a blackish sparkle.

Also has anyone tried mixing this color yet? I'm hopefully going to get some torch time in this weekend if the blizzard allows me to leave my house.

tiggybubba 2008-04-11 8:20am

I dont get torch time til Sunday but will try mixing it with clear at that time. I may encase some of the smaller chunks with tubing and then mixing the whole thing with clear.

Shadymilkman23 2008-04-11 9:23am

maybe try mixing it with a white, i think that might have a neat effect

Jamn! 2008-04-11 10:30am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadymilkman23 (Post 1786987)
Sorry i dont have any pics, I do always encase it after I apply it to my piece, otherwise it'll leave bubble holes and such. So apply then encase is what I do. I've used it with a reducing flame and it seemed to boil for me. So i cranked up my oxy (very loud hising flame) and that seemed to help alot.

When i work it I usualls get a black/gold mix. I think you can keep the gold color by using the oxy flame. Reducing for me got a blackish sparkle.

Also has anyone tried mixing this color yet? I'm hopefully going to get some torch time in this weekend if the blizzard allows me to leave my house.

Blizzard?? Hasn't anyone told you guys up there its Spring?? :happy:

Karen Hardy 2008-04-11 11:13am

I've encased it in clear, mixed it in clear, used oxy, used propane, held my
tongue right, did my happy dance. Bleah. Nada.

I think that just the act of annealing it tends to make it go black too.
I had one bead stay mostly gold - but that was one I made in oxy and
just stuck in the fiber blanket (no anneal). Personally, I don't sell unannealed
beads - so that's not an option.

Jamn! 2008-04-11 11:49am

bummer.... I will still mess with it as soon as I can... I keep saying I will play with it but
I made it to the front page of Etsy in a treasury with my some of my ribbons and am up to my elbows in orders from there and my website! :happy: doing the busy happy dance! :)

sleekbeads 2008-04-13 10:06am

JEFF!!! If this is the same gold sparkly rod you gifted me at open torch, then I have decided that I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Is it one and the same????

Here's a marlbe I made with it.
Jo

http://www.thundercreekglass.citymak.../i//Milky3.jpg


http://www.thundercreekglass.citymak.../i//Milky4.jpg

Pyroglasstic 2008-04-13 12:35pm

Yes Jo,its the same rod.
Jeff

sleekbeads 2008-04-13 12:45pm

ARgh.... second question... WHERE CAN I GET MORE!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? ;)

Pyroglasstic 2008-04-13 4:16pm

I guess I could give you some.:rolleyes:

Jamn! 2008-04-13 5:36pm

LOL
Jo Is it the purple/gold or the black or is it both?

skookum 2008-04-14 8:18am

I tried working with Fool's Gold yesterday and got a lot of gold coming through. Yay! I did a little over ivory blush.

Beautiful marbles Jo!

sleekbeads 2008-04-14 1:31pm

Thanks, Sherri!!!


Jamn, it's both. A very very light layer of AP over the Fool's Gold is the purple that you see! and the black sparkly, that's the Fool's Gold with clear over it.

:) LOVE THE STUFF!!!
Jo

Jamn! 2008-04-14 3:22pm

So it looks like it would be fun to encase it with colors to see what kind of sparkle you get! Not just clear! :)

sleekbeads 2008-04-15 1:28pm

lol... to be honest, I wasn't particularly looking for that design, it kind of just happened, but now that I know, yes indeed I will try different encasing.
But I know I'll use very very very light colors.
I bet ex light yellow would be stellar. Will have to try.

Elegance_1 2008-04-15 1:47pm

That's beautiful! I think I'd be game to try some. So who sells it?

skookum 2008-04-15 3:59pm

Passion extreme over fool's gold. That might just work!

Good question as to who sells it. I got mine from Glasscraft with one of their email flyers. I am hoping that Northstar makes more of it.

Elegance_1 2008-05-01 7:40am

Ahh Jeff.... what an angel you are! He sent me some Fools Gold to try along with some other colors. Thank you! That was very sweet...


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