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Old 2014-01-21, 7:14pm
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Dichro does add a lot of flash and color to the beads and the kids (and their families) love the effect. Encased dichro is cool. Dr. Baruch and I were talking about this very thing the other night, though - metals and heavy metal glasses are expensive for you and potentially problematic for us. Aside from encased dichro it might be better if everyone worked with standard colors for BoC and didn't use the metallic glasses for donated beads. Save the really expensive glass for things you are going to sell.

I'm still working on the list of leaded glasses that are the big problem but microanalysis is expensive. So far I am funding that work out of my own pocket so it's not going as fast as we would all prefer. It's coming along, though.

Robert Simmons
(Former) Director for Bead Donations
Beads of Courage, Inc.
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