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Old 2010-07-30, 10:37pm
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Can someone please tell me who invented, or came up with the glow powder and glass that seems to be showing up on more and more lampwork supplies websites? I recently bought some of the powder for my son, and he would like to know if there is a website dedicated to these products.
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Old 2010-07-30, 10:59pm
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It's probably Glow Glass. I've seen Joe on here. I think he's also Origin glass with the boro styx.
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Old 2010-07-31, 7:34am
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Joe Imler at Glow glass.

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Old 2010-07-31, 10:30am
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Old 2010-08-01, 6:09am
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Ya'll rule.

Yep.....It was lil ole me.......started this research back in 1996.

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Old 2010-08-01, 6:41am
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The shards on his site look really cool. It would help I think if you would show some examples of how the glow glass and shards look on beads.
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Old 2010-08-01, 4:54pm
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Thanks for chiming in Joseph.
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Old 2010-08-01, 6:13pm
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The shards on his site look really cool. It would help I think if you would show some examples of how the glow glass and shards look on beads.

Will do!...Thanks for the input!...just got the burner re-mounted here in the new place.......Sent some (glow shards) off to some wonderful ladies who are busy with The Gathering at the moment......If their pics don't pop up in the near future.......I'll make some and take pics for you soon.....
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Old 2010-08-01, 6:15pm
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Thanks for chiming in Joseph.
Anytime! I chat with "sonny" from time to time on FB......awesome Kiddo you've got there! Way to encourage the next generation of lampers!!!!!!
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Old 2010-08-01, 6:41pm
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I would have told you who makes it Aleta.
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Old 2010-08-01, 7:23pm
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Aleta this stuff is amazing- I am making a pair of ear gauges out of soft glass and this stuff mixed with cobalt blue. it is so cool cuz it will not change the color of the glass you are using. I had a set of crunch beads in the same style and when I showed my son and his friends they were like can you make me........ well the first one to speak is getting ear gauges Thank you so much Joe for such and awesome product!!!
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Old 2010-08-02, 3:25pm
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Yep.....It was lil ole me.......started this research back in 1996.

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Then it is probably little old you I bought some powder from years and years ago. Is the powder the same no matter what COE is used? Or, do you have one formulation for 33 and an other for 104, etc.?
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Then it is probably little old you I bought some powder from years and years ago. Is the powder the same no matter what COE is used? Or, do you have one formulation for 33 and an other for 104, etc.?
binkster....yep yep!...the Glow Glass Powders are an oddity in our glass family.
(kinda like me....)
They are compatible with any and all coe glass from quartz to that SUPER soft stuff that Malcolm sells.......

I've heard of some SHADY distribs in the past "double charging"......ie......you call XXXXX and say "I need Glow Glass Powder for 104 and 33".......and get sent two different bags....with the EXACT same material......only thing different is the label...

REST ASSURED.....my Glow Glass Powders work in any glass you choose to play with. (so...only buy 1 bag of Aqua for that multi coe project..... )

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Aleta this stuff is amazing- I am making a pair of ear gauges out of soft glass and this stuff mixed with cobalt blue. it is so cool cuz it will not change the color of the glass you are using. I had a set of crunch beads in the same style and when I showed my son and his friends they were like can you make me........ well the first one to speak is getting ear gauges Thank you so much Joe for such and awesome product!!!
THANK YOU!!!!! and you are so welcome....

I love making it and seeing everything ya'll do with it!!!!

MORE PICS PLEASE!!!!!
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Old 2010-08-02, 4:18pm
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binkster....yep yep!...the Glow Glass Powders are an oddity in our glass family.
(kinda like me....)
They are compatible with any and all coe glass from quartz to that SUPER soft stuff that Malcolm sells.......

I've heard of some SHADY distribs in the past "double charging"......ie......you call XXXXX and say "I need Glow Glass Powder for 104 and 33".......and get sent two different bags....with the EXACT same material......only thing different is the label...

REST ASSURED.....my Glow Glass Powders work in any glass you choose to play with. (so...only buy 1 bag of Aqua for that multi coe project..... )

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Yay!

I remember playing with it when I was working boro back in '03, I believe.

I'm going to go get it back out and play some more!

I have some of that super soft glass from Malcolm, too, so that's good to know that I can use the same powder if I decide to make some glow-in-the-dark tonbo dama flowers! Wouldn't that be cool?!
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Old 2010-08-02, 6:17pm
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Yay!

I remember playing with it when I was working boro back in '03, I believe.

I'm going to go get it back out and play some more!

I have some of that super soft glass from Malcolm, too, so that's good to know that I can use the same powder if I decide to make some glow-in-the-dark tonbo dama flowers! Wouldn't that be cool?!
Now You're talking!!!!! Even cooler when you show us pics!!!!!!!
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Old 2010-08-02, 7:02pm
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Ok kids. Any chance that you might want to show your item with the glow powder used in it?
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Old 2010-08-02, 7:05pm
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I would have told you who makes it Aleta.
I should have gotten some for me when I ordered. It immediately went into my son's care package. Thank you for having it when I placed my order for the other items.
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Old 2010-08-03, 6:47am
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These were done with Bullseye a couple of years ago.


This was done with either Effetre or Vetro


Think I need to pull out my glow powder again and play some more
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Old 2010-08-03, 11:28am
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These were done with Bullseye a couple of years ago.


This was done with either Effetre or Vetro


Think I need to pull out my glow powder again and play some more
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
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Old 2010-08-04, 12:28pm
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Glow powder needs to be my next splurge!
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Keep this thread civil.

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Old 2010-08-04, 3:26pm
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Thanks for clearing that up Miss Corri... I wonder how long until people actually believe it. I hope you're well and thanks for running the site for us.
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Thanks for clearing that up Miss Corri... I wonder how long until people actually believe it. I hope you're well and thanks for running the site for us.
Sorry I had to bring you into it at all, but it was being presumed and was trying to clear your name.
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Old 2010-08-04, 3:40pm
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Old 2010-08-06, 8:46am
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CAROL!! Those beads are fabulous! Can you tell me which of the Glow Powder colors you used?
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Old 2010-08-06, 3:21pm
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So how exactly to use the powder? Dip a clear and pull it as stringers?
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Old 2010-08-06, 4:07pm
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I'm thinking this is how it is done. Pretty sure if you go to his website, the instructions will be there.
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Old 2010-08-06, 6:17pm
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Thanks guys. I'm pretty sure both were done with the aqua powder, it keeps the glow the longest.
Here's how I do my stringers.
Take a rod of whatever color you want to use and heat the tip until it forms into a glowing, pea-size ball
Roll just the glowing ball in the glow powder.
Starting JUST BELOW the end of the glow powder on your rod, take another rod and begin wrap-encasing the glass/glow powder, wrapping upwards towards the top of the rod until the powder is totally encased. You have to start below where the glow powder is stuck to the glass as your encasing glass will not stick to the glow powder itself.
Reheat the end of the rod to smooth out the encasing
Roll in glow powder and encase 2-3 more times so you have a blob of glass that contains 3-4 layers of glow powder
After your final layer of encasing, heat everything through and pull into stringer.
This method will result in a stringer with a pretty consistent amount of glow powder through the whole stringer.
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Old 2010-08-06, 6:50pm
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Thank you so much Carol!
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