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Old 2014-05-01, 8:20am
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Default Boro or Soft Glass

I am working on an outside sign with a ceramic mosaic artist and we want to incorporate glass flowers. It's in Upstate new York where the temps in the winter get way below zero. I'm thinking Boro would be the best but have been told it wouldn't matter. Any advice ???
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Old 2014-05-01, 9:32am
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It wouldn't matter. Soft glass can get as hot or cold as any normal thing would get it without trouble. It's just fast temperature changes, like sticking it directly into a fire, that tend to break it.
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Old 2014-05-01, 2:37pm
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Yep, either but be careful of water getting into spaces and freezing/expanding that can lead to glass getting squeezed and cause it to crack. (example: water in bead hole, freezes, expands and breaks the bead.)

Ignore this is you have already thought of it!

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Old 2014-05-01, 3:26pm
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My vote is always for boro if you are looking for something durable. It would handle bumps and bruises better if say, it gets knocked over sometime.
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Old 2014-05-01, 3:45pm
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My vote is always for boro if you are looking for something durable. It would handle bumps and bruises better if say, it gets knocked over sometime.
I don't think that's true. For example, I have to be very careful not to snap boro stringers, when similar soft glass stringers would be no problem.
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Old 2014-05-01, 3:45pm
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Thank you ~ I have about 20 soft glass flowers made and then was freaking:O
Thanks for your advise !
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Old 2014-05-01, 3:46pm
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Thanks for your advice
I'm more of a soft glass girl
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Old 2014-05-01, 3:47pm
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Thanks for your advice ~
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