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Old 2014-01-14, 11:02am
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hi all, please give some suggestions for time and temp for

SERENDIPITY, LOL Its not loki lipstick!

. also does it have to be clear before going in the kiln or can it have some flame strike first. does flame strike first add to the effect or inhibit it. Ive had a few pieces run through different schedules so far not such great results. getting some striking to amber but not purple/pink. pendant back, bails, horns on pendants.

any suggestions appreciated. i do believe two of the pendants were not made to go really hot before going in kiln. at what point is that done? have some as facial detail/wrinkles, any extra heat over attachment heat will ruin detail.

no issues with straight AP but over white is reacting different.
have been able to get the raw rod to strike to purple/pink in the flame but not the made piece after its been used. im thinking its maybe the heat and cooling happening during the build thats affecting it?

first few pendants i tried. 1080, 1090, 1100 and 1125.
lower temp for longer seemed better, but also not sure if at some point it was the repeated firings that helped. also ran one to 1075 then down to 950 and back up.

also if you are striking above 1075 are you running a separate anneal schedule at 1050 or not? thick pendants/marbles, blown work with small openings.

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Old 2014-01-14, 11:37am
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My kiln is garaged at 1050. I ramp it up to 1080 for 10 min before running the annealing cycle. I just throw my Loki pieces in there and they do their thing without any other help.
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tx, realized i typed in wrong color, its serendipity im having issues with, amber purple over white.
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Anneal the rod first before using it.

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