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Old 2011-07-04, 6:33pm
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I thought I would give an update. I sent all the glass back. I packaged it in bubble wrap and packing peanuts, even though it arrived without those necessary items. It cost me around $16.00 (non refundable) to ship the order back, but it was worth every penny. I have also taken the time to search some reviews of the product elsewhere and was glad to see that I am not the only one with my opinions about this glass, and I am glad I voiced them.
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Old 2011-07-04, 6:34pm
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Lisa, I would not use an electrical appliance that has a crack. Not worth the possible injury.
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Old 2011-07-04, 6:55pm
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Hi Bran, so glad you got it all returned and are done now. Yes, you are right, some folks have had the same experiences as you. And on the flip side, there are others who are big fans, as you can see. It's so nice that we each can have our own opinion and choose to buy or not buy. I think you probably saw that some of us just placed some good sized orders. (I can't wait to get my Frog Green glass!!)

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Old 2011-07-04, 7:06pm
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I thought I would give an update. I sent all the glass back. I packaged it in bubble wrap and packing peanuts, even though it arrived without those necessary items. It cost me around $16.00 (non refundable) to ship the order back, but it was worth every penny. I have also taken the time to search some reviews of the product elsewhere and was glad to see that I am not the only one with my opinions about this glass, and I am glad I voiced them.
No worries, we are all entitled to our opinions and this glass is not for everyone. I am sorry you had a bad experience with it.
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Old 2011-07-04, 7:23pm
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Houjke so glad to see you back posting we have missed you. I love your Victorian Beaded Butterflies and Dragonflies they are wonderful.
Sonja, that blood red & Reichenbach etched focal is gorgeous.
Nat what a adorable and unique idea I loved the look you achieved with the enamel on the bottom.
Marci, I placed my order for frog green was short on funds could only get 4lbs.
Lisa your luck sounds like mine here of late. I bought my rod warmer when they first started selling them I keep one of the plates in the warmer at all times after hearing what happen to you I had to go check under my plate fortunatley its still intack. Did Natasha mention what might have caused the cracking?
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Old 2011-07-04, 7:56pm
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Can I just add. 90 pounds!!!!! That sound like heaven.

I am glad y'all have gotten a chance to buy your beloved frog green and I can't wait to see what you make with this mythical color. Enjoy that sweet pleasure you get when you have ordered but not received your glass. It is like when you are waiting for a date with a cute boy
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Old 2011-07-04, 8:17pm
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Paula, I have a plate in my warmer too as well as the rod rack. The first unit I got was just deemed 'defective'... no reason in particular. Just a manufacturing defect.

The crack is hard to see when the unit has cooled down, but is very visible once it heats up, in my case. Thanks for checking yours.

PS: I was a good girl and only got 1 lb of the Frog Green. I really hope it's the 'original' tone. The second time I ordered it, I got a green that looked like Devardi Lily Pad, not Frog Green. I don't know if the glass was mislabeled or it was a different batch that came out different than the 1st. Can't wait to get the box!
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Old 2011-07-05, 7:14am
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Lisa, I had the same experience you had with the rod warmer's. After receiving my third replacement just too hesitant to try it (as of yet). I love Devardi's customer service and glass, completely bending over backwards to please the customer, none like I've experienced so far, well maybe Ron and Rocio Bearer come pretty close too. Just my 1 cent worth.
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Old 2011-07-05, 7:34am
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ha ha mythical color! Yep, seems like there's gonna be a bunch of frogs hopping around once everyone gets their order.
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Old 2011-07-05, 7:39am
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Has anyone tried the bead core dyes? I seem to remember someone trying it but can not remember who!
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Old 2011-07-05, 7:58am
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Has anyone tried the bead core dyes? I seem to remember someone trying it but can not remember who!
I'm the guilty one! Here are pics of them drying. I did the Zentangle design on different shapes.

I dyed the centers and let them dry and then filled and dried them again to get a more intense color coating. It took a lot longer to dry that way but I think it was worth it.



AND I am counting the days until my new glass and tools get here... can't wait to see the Froggie Green, and if the shade is the same too. It looks lighter on the Devardi site, but even if it's a little lighter it is such a nice glass to work with!

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Old 2011-07-05, 8:16am
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I thought I would give an update. I sent all the glass back. I packaged it in bubble wrap and packing peanuts, even though it arrived without those necessary items. It cost me around $16.00 (non refundable) to ship the order back, but it was worth every penny. I have also taken the time to search some reviews of the product elsewhere and was glad to see that I am not the only one with my opinions about this glass, and I am glad I voiced them.

I'm sorry you had such misery too, and I wish you all the best in your glassworking career. To show no hard feelings I would love to send you this little guy if you would like him. Just PM me where to send him.

His base bead is made of the Dark Devardi Brown with Reichenback Multicolor Frit and it came out kind of interesting.

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Old 2011-07-05, 8:27am
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Thanks Kristina! Does the dye hold up ok when the beads are strung? They are beautiful!
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Old 2011-07-05, 8:48am
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Thanks Kristina! Does the dye hold up ok when the beads are strung? They are beautiful!
The Dye Set comes with a sealant that you apply after the Core Dye dries. That is supposed to seal and strengthen the Core Dye inside the bead. I haven't gotten back to stringing them yet, so I don't know how they will hold up.

I was thinking of making odd-sized spacers in different shapes in transparent colors and then stringing it into a necklace. I'll post it when I get it done.

Has anyone else used the Core Dyes? This round was made with effetre clear and the Copper Black, which I found to be more stretchy as a stringer and to merge easier than the Intense Black.

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Old 2011-07-05, 10:11am
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Thanks for the info. I think I may try it.
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Old 2011-07-05, 10:37am
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So that is what the core dyes look like. Awesome!

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AND I am counting the days until my new glass and tools get here... can't wait to see the Froggie Green, and if the shade is the same too. It looks lighter on the Devardi site, but even if it's a little lighter it is such a nice glass to work with!
I liked the Frog Green that I got on the first batch of that color. It was a toss up as to whether I agreed that it should have been named 'Frog Green" or perhaps 'Fern Green' would have been more appropriate. Mine had multiple shades of green in it. I'm looking forward to working with this new one as well. Not all frogs are a solid green color though.
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Old 2011-07-05, 11:15am
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These are beads made from the first batch of frog green. I haven't bought the latest batch but would be interested in seeing if its the same.

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Old 2011-07-05, 11:19am
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Love that Tube bead Sonja!
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Old 2011-07-05, 12:16pm
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Sonja love the combos!
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Old 2011-07-05, 3:06pm
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Thanks for thinking of me, your bead is lovely but truly it is unnecessary. Please send it to BOC instead.
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Old 2011-07-05, 3:27pm
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Thanks for thinking of me, your bead is lovely but truly it is unnecessary. Please send it to BOC instead.
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Old 2011-07-05, 4:25pm
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Thanks everyone! I was surprised at how well that color combo came out. I think I might make some dot beads or a set of mixed beads, all with the same colors but each bead with a different design. I have been having fun with those and its helping with practicing my string control and dot design lol.
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Old 2011-07-05, 5:49pm
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These are beads made from the first batch of frog green. I haven't bought the latest batch but would be interested in seeing if its the same.

Sonja, is that a reaction behind the Frog Green? The black outlining?
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Old 2011-07-05, 6:15pm
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Pretty Frog Green and looks like the other color also reacted as well!
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woops I guess I should have checked to see if there was already a post on this glass before starting a new one ... so now how do I move my post and get rid of the new thread I started ,lol. Someday I will learn my way around this site and this art : )
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I'm so excited!!! I just got about 20 pounds of Devardi glass in the mail today! It's like Christmas in July...I was confused at first because I opened the box and the colors weren't labeled and there were even signs that the glass had already been melted -- then I realized this was not the Devardi glass! Ha ha! I had also bought some glass from a member of LE and had forgotten about it. So I still have one more present to open!!
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Old 2011-07-06, 10:55am
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Sonja, is that a reaction behind the Frog Green? The black outlining?
lol since I didn't add the outlines I would say that yes, that is a reaction. I am seriously going to work with this color combination again and see what happens.


I broke down and bought about 5 1/2 pounds of the new colors (am interested to see what the dark peach, valentines red and sage green look like!) and of course I did buy a 1/2 pound of frog green lol.
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...only half a pound???
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Old 2011-07-06, 12:45pm
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I think that Sonja wanted to make sure that she left enough for me!
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Old 2011-07-06, 1:09pm
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Sonja, do you mind telling me (us) what blue this is?


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