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Old 2014-06-13, 3:49pm
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Question Black pupil of the Evil/Turkish eye.

Good afternoon all you fabulous glass workers,

I have recently upgraded to a mega minor that I'm running with propane/oxygen on a concentrator.

My go to "warm up my hands" bead is to do a couple of evil eye beads.

Since I've started using my new torch, I've noticed a problem with the black (pupil) layer of my bead.

If I use Intense black it bleeds into the white (this might happen on my hot head too, but I never tried it).

I switched back to using Effetre Black (just the regular black) to do the pupils but the result is that it's going brown.

I think it might be a heat control issue, but I'm not sure. Has anyone else come across this when working with Effetre Black on a minor burner?
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Old 2014-06-13, 4:11pm
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I don't think it's a heat control issue; Effetre black is really a transparent color. I use Reichenbach dense black (104) to avoid this problem, and it's worked well for me. Have you tried any other of the 104 blacks like Tuxedo or Hades?
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Old 2014-06-13, 4:49pm
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Try a dab of clear between your layers. This should hold the I-black, also try not to over cook it. It will bleed and web.
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Old 2014-06-13, 5:30pm
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Forget the black. Use Effetre Dark Matter. Works great.
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Old 2014-06-14, 5:37am
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Speaking of forgetting the black, you can also use DSP. I use it for stringer work and twisties as well. I can see how dark matter would be an equivalent. Great tip I had even forgotten myself Taino.
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Old 2014-06-14, 5:16pm
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I've tried Tuxedo with a similar problem, I haven't tried Hades.

I think a lot of the problem is over cooking so I'll try being a little daintier with my flame.
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Old 2014-06-15, 7:26am
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Less heat will definitely help the situation.
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Old 2014-06-15, 7:42pm
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another trick is to encase a dark opaque rod, like dk blue, with black; stays black and opaque even when pulled thin over white.
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