Lampwork Etc.
 
TrueDesign on Ebay

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Jelveh Designs - Glass Beads Torched One-by-One

Glacial Art Glass


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tips, Techniques, and Questions

Tips, Techniques, and Questions -- Technical questions or tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2007-03-30, 5:51am
evenia's Avatar
evenia evenia is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 29, 2005
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 1,208
Default Striking Transparent Orange

Does anyone know if they still make the old stuff? The rod was completely transparent and almost a clear color with no stripe of color in the middle. It was moretti and I miss it! I don't like the stuff I keep getting, it isn't tansparent to begin with really and it is definitely not transparent on a bead. They still make the yellow and the red the old way. Does anyone know if this stuff is still around somewhere and that I can buy? I loved the brilliant absolutely transparent color. It was gorgeous. I hate the new stuff.
__________________
Julie Els (aka Evie)
Now where'd that damn rod go? I JUST had it!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Need custom made price tags? Check out my friend
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
! Mention my name.
I LOVE these cards, plus they make life a little easier when getting ready for shows!

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2007-03-30, 6:55am
DesertDreamer's Avatar
DesertDreamer DesertDreamer is offline
Ad astra per aspera
 
Join Date: Jun 15, 2005
Location: Apache Junction AZ
Posts: 7,324
Default

I haven't seen anything like the good, old batches in years. I still have 3 precious rods that I traded for about 7 years ago, and I use them VERY miserly. It was such a perfect, pure orange! Everything since then seems to be too much on the red side, or streaky semi-opaque. I DO like arancio perfecta for the color, but it wants to go opaque too readily.
__________________
Karen Sherwood

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2007-03-30, 9:54am
PaulaD's Avatar
PaulaD PaulaD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA~West Coast!
Posts: 9,423
Default

I've got some Lauscha Tangerine... I'll have to melt it up and see what it looks like..Paula
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Still North America's Largest Lauscha Dealer!
Now reopened in South Florida!!
Like US on Facebook !
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2007-03-30, 10:53pm
PolychromeBeads's Avatar
PolychromeBeads PolychromeBeads is offline
Catnip Pusher
 
Join Date: May 22, 2006
Location: Hayward, CA
Posts: 1,734
Default

I have never been able to get any of the striking "transparents" to stay transparent - they always end up mostly opaque for me. I find it very disappointing that I can't get a 104coe transparent in red, orange, or yellow that stays transparent.

I also wish the aforementioned colors were not as reactive too. Can't combine them with Rubino at all.


Aimee
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2007-03-30, 11:01pm
crystalflipz's Avatar
crystalflipz crystalflipz is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 15, 2005
Location: Eastern West Virginia
Posts: 2,935
Default

Aimee,
You might want to try the Lauscha red for a good transparent red. You have to heat the snot out of it, until it actually goes clear, but when it cools you have a gorgeous transparent red. Umm, what I cant remember is if it will turn red without being restruck, or if you need to cool it and strike it in the flame. I'll check on that if you are interested.
Carol
__________________
Carol O. (Cricket with 5 lpm oxycon)
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start" John Bingham

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2007-03-31, 9:48am
PolychromeBeads's Avatar
PolychromeBeads PolychromeBeads is offline
Catnip Pusher
 
Join Date: May 22, 2006
Location: Hayward, CA
Posts: 1,734
Default

Thanks Carol. I'm a little leery of Lauscha however, I had major cracking issues with some of the colors. I'll have to check and see if the transparent red was one of them.


Aimee
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2007-04-01, 12:18am
Kikki's Avatar
Kikki Kikki is offline
Viking Flame Keeper
 
Join Date: Jun 13, 2005
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 527
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PolychromeBeads View Post
Thanks Carol. I'm a little leery of Lauscha however, I had major cracking issues with some of the colors. I'll have to check and see if the transparent red was one of them.


Aimee
You will have some serious cracking, Aimee, if you try to encase the Lauscha red with Effetre clear. If you use it with Lauscha clear instead it will be just fine. And it's a gorgeus shade of red!
__________________
/Kikki

There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who don't.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2007-04-01, 5:18am
Jody Lee's Avatar
Jody Lee Jody Lee is offline
state-eternal change
 
Join Date: Sep 09, 2006
Location: Sunnyvale CA
Posts: 710
Default

Not to hijack, but if we want to use any Lauscha colour, it sounds like we should encase in the same brand's clear. It is ok to encase Moretti in general in Lauscha clear? Is this a "safer" way to be? Just a question..
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2007-04-01, 7:08am
PaulaD's Avatar
PaulaD PaulaD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA~West Coast!
Posts: 9,423
Default

Remember to do the stringer test before you make a whole set of beads.
Carole Anne from Lauscha has a post on the general Lauscha Questions thread about annealing at slightly higher temperatures. And it's got to go right into the kiln. We have just unpacked the tangerine and it's TDF...Paula
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Still North America's Largest Lauscha Dealer!
Now reopened in South Florida!!
Like US on Facebook !
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2008-08-24, 8:43pm
Jgiovacchini Jgiovacchini is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 103
Default

I have Effetre Transparent orange and I can't seem to get it to come out orange. I am brand new to lampworking any tips. The color keeps coming out red.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 2008-08-24, 10:16pm
DreamMuse's Avatar
DreamMuse DreamMuse is offline
Carpe Beadum
 
Join Date: Jul 14, 2005
Posts: 1,793
Default

I've noticed that the rods I have (which do start out clear-yellow) strike a reddish orange, but they look pretty orange when put next to a transparant red (which also start out clear-yellow). It is transparant. The thinner I make the bead, the more orange it looks. I usually do a long thin bead with it these days. I got it last year from Frantz. Or maybe it was Arrow Springs. Argh, I'm not sure! LOL
__________________
Disa
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"In dreams we pass into the deeper and more universal truth." Carl Jung

Last edited by DreamMuse; 2008-08-24 at 10:55pm.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 2008-08-25, 6:19am
Jgiovacchini Jgiovacchini is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 103
Default

I have a rod of transparent red and it only has a slight difference if I didnt make to two colors completely different sizes I would not have know which was which.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 2008-08-25, 8:14am
sunnyone's Avatar
sunnyone sunnyone is offline
Dances With Fire
 
Join Date: Jul 14, 2005
Location: just moved to Wellington Fl from MA
Posts: 1,634
Default

Paula is that lauscha orange one of the colors of the month??? I like that orange but dont remember what it was called. I is much more orange than moretti...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wouldn't it be nice if, whenever we messed up our life, we could simply press " Ctrl Alt Delete" and start all over?



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2008-08-25, 8:19am
sunnyone's Avatar
sunnyone sunnyone is offline
Dances With Fire
 
Join Date: Jul 14, 2005
Location: just moved to Wellington Fl from MA
Posts: 1,634
Default

answered my own question...that is it! gorgeous color!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wouldn't it be nice if, whenever we messed up our life, we could simply press " Ctrl Alt Delete" and start all over?



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2008-08-25, 8:35am
PaulaD's Avatar
PaulaD PaulaD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA~West Coast!
Posts: 9,423
Default

That was Orange Mango I think. And very close to Lasucha Transparent Orange. At least that's what everyone said that got it!

Paula
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Still North America's Largest Lauscha Dealer!
Now reopened in South Florida!!
Like US on Facebook !
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2008-08-25, 5:12pm
Firebrand Beads Firebrand Beads is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 23, 2007
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 1,332
Default

I had one or two old (bought 15 years ago??) rods of the Moretti transparent orange, and I agree, it hasn't been the same in years. I think I am hoarding two or three inches of it now! Someone recently gifted me with a stick of the CIM Clockwork Orange, though, and it is REALLY bright stuff! It looked great over white, and with Zeus scrolled all over it (the Zeus goes a shocking electric purple over the orange, very cool combo courtesy of Renee Wiggins at Jet Age...) So I bought a couple bundles of that at the Frantz bash this last weekend. Has anyone else here tried the Clockwork?
__________________
~Jenny

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is." ~ Chuck Reid
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 2008-08-25, 6:57pm
PaulaD's Avatar
PaulaD PaulaD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA~West Coast!
Posts: 9,423
Default

I tried Dali and Tibet this weekend on Lauscha Transparent Orange and got great color!

Paula
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Still North America's Largest Lauscha Dealer!
Now reopened in South Florida!!
Like US on Facebook !
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 2008-08-26, 12:51pm
Firebrand Beads Firebrand Beads is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 23, 2007
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 1,332
Default

Really?! Let's see! (Oh, I know, you are on a plane and not at the camera....)
__________________
~Jenny

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is." ~ Chuck Reid
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2008-08-27, 1:54pm
tt4st tt4st is offline
just plain silly
 
Join Date: Sep 11, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 560
Default

I really like the CIM Clockwork orange and Sangre red. They are bright without the sometimes problematic striking issues.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Suzanne
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 6:49pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 23.21.4.239