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Old 2023-06-05, 6:30pm
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My friend wants a bead with purple on black, like a really PURPLE purple. Is there any way stack colors to get it? Maybe some combo of a transparent on opaque?(104) TIA
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Old 2023-06-05, 6:53pm
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https://glasscolor.com/rl-6221
Here’s a nice purple
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Old 2023-06-05, 7:05pm
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Black- white base- purple transparent
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Old 2023-06-06, 9:18am
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Wow, that's nice but I can't do $93 for 1/4lb!
I'll have to dig out my Devardi transparent amethyst, that's the most purpley purple I have
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Old 2023-06-06, 9:49am
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they sell by the Kilo not lb., that's $93 for 2.2 lb. 1/4 kg minimum.
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Old 2023-06-06, 10:09am
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they sell by the Kilo not lb., that's $93 for 2.2 lb. 1/4 kg minimum.
^^That. Put the minimum amount in your cart, then go look at the cart. That will show you your actual $$ Their site can be confusing if you aren't used to them. But the R104 prices have gone up a lot in the last couple of years, and anything purple is at a premium. BUT - the cane is out of stock right now.
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Old 2023-06-11, 10:10am
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May I suggest you visit my website and visit the pages on my frit testing charts. You'll find a black column on each page where you can see how each of the frits will look on black glass. That way you can see if it's opaque enough, or purple enough for your needs.
http://www.listen-up.org/Beads/Frit/frit.htm

I also have some color mixing charts, but I don't think I have any that are "purple" enough for your needs. You can check though. There is one mix though that's rubino over periwinkle, but that's it for color layering.

http://www.listen-up.org/Beads/Mixing/Mixing%202.htm

None of the enamel colors are the shade you want.

Sorry, I seem to be full of things that won't work.

You may be able to mix up one of the Reichenback transparent with a white and get the color you're wanting.

When I want purple I just use EDP.
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Old 2023-06-11, 10:11am
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Wow, that's nice but I can't do $93 for 1/4lb!
I'll have to dig out my Devardi transparent amethyst, that's the most purpley purple I have
You're wanting to put a transparent over black? I don't think that will show up very well.
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Old 2023-06-14, 3:47pm
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most black are purple and if you put purple over black it will not show it will blend into the black
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Old 2023-06-15, 4:58pm
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agree with above, you will need an opaque base or opaque purple that can show up over black. I would recommend EDP, although it can be a little tricky to work with, nothing else like it! Otherwise, periwinkle or white perhaps with a purple layered over it, you could experiment then also. Have fun
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Old 2023-06-19, 3:42pm
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you could pull stringers of purple one side and white or very light purple opaque and lay the stringer on a black bead might work to show the color
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Old 2023-06-19, 6:43pm
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I find with a lot of stringers that the edges get fuzzy where there is less opaque. But if it were raised that would be excellent. Curious how this turns out. Report back to us
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Old 2023-06-24, 11:02am
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Hi, Shanna

A base of Periwinkle encased with Pink Lady make a yummy deep purple. Iím not sure how it would look over black, but it might be worth a try. Good luck!

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Hereís a picture of the colour I got using Pink Lady over Periwinkle.
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Old 2023-06-25, 2:30pm
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That’s gorgeous!
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Old 2023-06-25, 8:21pm
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oooh I like that!
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Periwinkle base and encase in a transparent purple- light or medium purple.

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Thanks for all the help! I made a test bead with the Devardi amethyst (which behaved perfectly politely for once) over white on black and he said it was perfect!
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