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Old 2018-02-19, 12:30pm
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Default Thallo Double Helix issues

So I bought my first DH glass a couple months ago, Thallo and Triton. I've heard Triton could be challenging...but it's Thallo that's kicking my butt! I made some icicles out of it, and KINDA got some cool metallic sheen on it. Made a heart recently, and thought I got some color while in the torch, but afterwards it looks meh. Last Friday I plonked my butt down and swore I'd get it to do SOMETHING. So I filled a mandrel with teeny beads and worked it in the flame, upping the propane/lowering oxy, going in and out of the flame, up close and far away. At one point it looked like I succeeded, but after letting them cool in the crock pot, I pulled them out and they don't look nearly as exciting as they did in the fire. Am I doing something wrong? Will kiln annealing them change them at all? Here's pics of the Thallo, and for contrast the Triton to show just how reactive it looks!
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