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Old 2012-09-23, 11:04am
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i am looking for a nice strong -- not too dark -- opaque and transparent purple. got any suggestions?
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Old 2012-09-23, 11:28am
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Wisteria is my favorite opaque! TAG color.
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Old 2012-09-23, 12:52pm
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funny you should mention it..........i found Wisteria on the Frantz site. since i was ordering anyway and paying shipping looked at all their options, it is beautiful. website says: "There is a � pound minimum per color." hope i can order less than a pound. it says you can't in the description -- what is that icon in the triangle??" but it had it as an option for 1/4 lb. when i ordered.

i also love the Parramore colors for nice subtle opaques. the Rogerparramore.com site also has a pound minimum. i may die before i could use a whole pound of something. thanks for sharing your favorite. i agree
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Old 2012-09-24, 8:40am
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Call Tag directly and ask Jenny what she has on hand. They usually have a $100 minimum on orders, but are quite friendly and custom service oriented. I have always been very pleased with my orders from them....

Plus, Jenny always throws in some extra rods of samples or freebies of something I want to try out.
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Old 2012-09-25, 5:23am
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Sara, I've been confused by that message on Frantz's site too - but have always gone ahead and ordered 1/4 pounds and have never had a problem
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Old 2012-09-25, 8:16am
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Once you get it, you'll wonder why you didn't order that full pound .
It's dreamy.
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Old 2012-09-27, 5:31pm
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Old 2012-09-27, 6:46pm
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Old 2012-09-28, 2:54am
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Wisteria is my favorite opaque! TAG color.
i go this choice too
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Old 2012-09-28, 7:29pm
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i love purple thunder but have had a devil of a time striking most other colors. i just don't seem to have a good boro striking mojo. Caribbean Coral always comes out clear! hate that. should look for a thread that talks about striking. i think i worry that i will overstrike and probably don't strike enough.
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