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Old 2017-09-19, 2:56am
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Default Efferte Alabaster Medium Rose

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Yes, I'm a total newbie - I've tried working this far out, cool, hot...but it bubbles and spits like crazy once it goes soft. To the point where shifting to a shockier glass is actually nice as the reactions are more predictable. Cool seems to help, but not much.

The colour is lovely but I feel like it's almost evaporating once it's warm. I'm an utter newb, so what am I doing wrong? From searching the forum, the colour change issue appears to be gone - no greys, the pink stays pink. Just...pink froth.
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Old 2017-09-19, 4:00am
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do a search here for Alabasters and opalinos, lots and lots of tips. Basically they are a very tricky glass to work and you need a cool flame and patience. Preheating helps also. Good luck!
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Old 2017-09-19, 5:27pm
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After seeing them called 'Alabastards' I feel more reassured I'm not alone...
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Old 2017-09-19, 6:32pm
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hahaha, too right!
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Old 2017-09-19, 6:34pm
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I was told, as a beginner, to not even think of buying alabasters and opalinos. Even when they seem to work, they can do something nasty years later.
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Old 2017-09-19, 6:37pm
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Huh. I've been using them for years with no ill results. What are they 'supposed' to do?
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Old 2017-09-19, 6:44pm
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A 1" encased opalino bead from 2005.
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Old 2017-09-19, 7:32pm
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They boil like a b***h, but when you get them right, the colors are so nice. Worth the effort...........most of the time.
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Old 2017-09-19, 10:54pm
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What a pretty bead!
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