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Old 2013-11-08, 7:58am
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I have been looking for a glass that is bright red. Bought some Vetrofond. The rod is a larger diameter that most effetre. Is a pretty bright red. When used alone it stays a nice red color, but when using a pulled stringer on white it turns the most beautiful (not) color of orange. I was making some peppermint beads and now I have lovely orange and white beads. Not exactly Christmas-y.

Am I working it too hot? does this normally happen over white? Any suggestions for a red that stays true?
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Old 2013-11-08, 9:54am
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I've heard this can happen with several opaque reds, especially the lighter ones, when you use them as stringer. The suggestions were to encase with transparents, striking red as well as a few others. This will help keep the color intact. There was a thread on here somewhere, but I don't know if it was just mentioned or the topic. Try it out! I would love to see if that works.
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Old 2013-11-08, 11:21am
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Thanks Kristin, I will try that this afternoon, will let you know! Thanks, Pam
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Old 2013-11-08, 12:47pm
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Have you tried effetre dark red?
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Old 2013-11-08, 2:52pm
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I find that I really love Effetre Red Purple as a Christmas red.
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Old 2013-11-09, 10:23am
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I now have clear encased orange stringers, lol!
Melissa, I have used this, but it isn't as bright red as I want. Tends to actually get darker red for me.
Mary Beth is the Red purple bright red?
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Try striking red instead of clear. I might go try this as well.
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I now have clear encased orange stringers, lol!
Melissa, I have used this, but it isn't as bright red as I want. Tends to actually get darker red for me.
Mary Beth is the Red purple bright red?

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The purple red is a cool red rather than a warm red, so pulling it into stringer it should be fine.
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Have you tried Maraschino
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I find that I really love Effetre Red Purple as a Christmas red.
I agree...it's what I use for my peppermints.
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Old 2013-11-11, 6:42am
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Thank you ladies that is what I needed to know. I have an order ready for Frantz and Maraschino is on there, will add some purple red too. This place and it's members are the best!
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