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Old 2014-12-26, 8:26pm
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Default favorite base glass for frit beads?

I use opal yellow and copper green frequently as a base for frit beads, but I want to branch out. Other than white, what glass loves frit?
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Old 2014-12-26, 9:13pm
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light turquoise makes a nice reaction, sometimes olive green or dk turquoise, depending on the frit
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Old 2014-12-26, 9:47pm
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Silver pink, Uranium pastel, clear, white, black, pearl gray, light sky, light pink.
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Vetrifond ELO and seashell swirl are two of my favorites.
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Old 2014-12-27, 9:27am
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Ivory and silver foil
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Old 2014-12-27, 9:54am
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light sky blue works really well for me...I'm still a newbie and learning too!
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Old 2014-12-27, 4:12pm
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Effetre Lt Brown Transparent!
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Biscotti? I need to try that. Does transp. light brown have cool reactions, Paula?
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Old 2014-12-28, 6:31am
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It is great to see what other people use as bases for frit. I love opal yellow and coppergreen but they get a bit pricey.
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Old 2014-12-28, 3:58pm
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Biscotti? I need to try that. Does transp. light brown have cool reactions, Paula?
yes with lots of blends and also it is a good base for the faux boro stuff. Iris gold on Lt brown transparent or swirled with it.

eta to jelly by kelly--There are some other threads on this on LE somewhere...

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Old 2014-12-28, 4:47pm
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What about CIM colors? For instance, Stone Ground, any experience with it and frit?
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Old 2014-12-28, 4:48pm
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Paula, I couldn't think of the way to word it. I would love to find that thread!!
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Old 2014-12-28, 4:52pm
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what have you tried?
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Old 2014-12-28, 7:01pm
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There's a nice big thread called "show me your frit beads" that has a lot of pics, otherwise you could try the same words you used, bases for frit?
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Good thread here: Frit -base bead color suggestions, other than white?

and here: What is your favorite base for frit?

fun stuff!

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Old 2014-12-28, 9:24pm
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I found the frit thread and I have read the entire thing, I wish it said more about bases. My main concern is not wanting to get ugly reactions, of course I want pretty beads! I appreciate all of the imput, Thanks!
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Old 2014-12-29, 9:42am
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The only thing I ever got bad reactions with was ivory and dark ivory. But some blends do well with them. A lot of the frit sellers will tell you what base colors to use with what blend. Clear makes a good base a lot of the time too. Or clear and silver. I haven't tired any CiM colors with any frit yet personally.
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Old 2014-12-29, 10:12am
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Damson, grape ape, dirty martini, seashell swirl, canyon de chelly, the list is endless for me.
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Old 2014-12-29, 11:14am
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Old 2014-12-29, 12:45pm
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Oh, I've made lots of ugly "mistake" beads! Ive got a whole box of them. I remember someone on this site once said that they never made a "ugly" bead. I just have a limited purse to buy glass at this time and I want to make the best choices. Thanks for all the imput!
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Even with colors that can react with unexpected results you can end up with some nice beads.
This one is some reactive frit on Ivory.
I like the shadowing effect.

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If you're using a reduction frit like DH Psyche or TAG Taxco, Effetre Mosaic Blue makes an awesome base for it; there is a gorgeous reaction between em:

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Old 2014-12-29, 5:22pm
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Alli, that is beautiful.
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Old 2014-12-30, 8:30am
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Tongue pink is a great reactive base as well. It makes striking colors Pop!
I think this was Terra Frit.
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It would depend on what look you're going for. You may be able to glean a bit of info from a study I've been doing on frit. You can see how the different colors look on White, Black, Ivory, Clear, and a mix I did that shows if there is a reaction with colors based on Copper (like turquoise or sky blue). That may help you in deciding a direction to take with finding your favorite color to work on.
http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/frit.htm
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Wow Kay, huge amount of time and effort for this study!!! Great work!
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Thank you. I hope it helps you.
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Kay, this is awesome! Thank you for sharing all of your hard work. It will absolutely help
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http://youtu.be/FjsbB-1GB2U
There are 3 videos Amy made that will help you think of frit differently too not just by changing the base color. Enjoy!
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