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View Poll Results: How many soft glass colors do you have???
1-20 32 5.66%
21-40 67 11.86%
41-60 70 12.39%
61-80 59 10.44%
81-100 79 13.98%
101-120 43 7.61%
121-140 34 6.02%
141-160 28 4.96%
161-180 21 3.72%
180+ 132 23.36%
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Old 2009-08-19, 7:52pm
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Uh oh. I just bought my first batch of glass rods. I bought thirty colors. And I wanted more lol! I took my first bead making class last Saturday. Today is only Wednesday. Some one please help me. My husband is going to have a cow.
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Old 2009-08-19, 9:06pm
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Silver River - just wait another few months & count again. Then start keeping secrets from your hubby. Ah, all the lovely sales .......

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Old 2009-08-20, 5:10am
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Lol Nancie, my husband doesn't ask. I think he is afraid too lol! He is pretty good about my obsessions. I have taken over the entire wall of one side of our basement and he built be a table for my lapidary machine but he never asks me how much my stuff costs lol! Probably a good thing. I already have a list of *ooohh I wanna try THAT one* going. And its not a short list either lol!
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Old 2009-08-20, 6:04am
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Yes the husband thing is a problem. I would love to get a nice glass rack and display everything. But that would mean hubby would see how much glass I have. Now I am hiding it in drawer from him. Since I am a newbie, until I start making some fabulous beads, I can't justify yet another hobby to him. I already have a small bead store of high end gemstones... But its so much fun!
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Ameron if you could see my bead stash you would realize I totally understand lol! And that doesn't count the metal supplies and the several hundred pounds of rocks and slabs that I have. I have a feeling my husband is happy that i have hobbies that keep me at home lol! The only reason I was able to buy that much glass was because I happened upon Franz Art Glass and his 60% off sale. Ya, glass shopping is fun lol!
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Old 2009-08-20, 9:54am
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Barbara, you have a spreadsheet for your glass?! And I thought I was anal! I've got to ask, does your spreadsheet detail the number of rods, or just the colors? If you say it includes the number of rods, you need help! LOL!!!
Barbara, don't feel so bad... I have a spreadsheet not only for my glass (sorted by manufacturer then colour -[yes, I'm Canadian and we spell colour with a u]. I also have a spreadsheet of pictures over every type of bead I made with details so I can reproduce them.
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Old 2009-08-20, 1:38pm
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If you count the endless shades of coral and just effetre, vetrofond and CIM I have way over 200.

Here are pictures of the great soft glass storage that my son Chris made for me. It has lighting on each level making it easier to see the colors before I pull them. There are 3 sections and on the bottom of each section there are bigger cubbies for glass that I have mega amounts of like rubino, ink blue, periwinkle, copper green, opal yellow and the pinks. I love looking at how pretty it is, like a rainbow!

The tall area on the right hand side of the second picture is reserved for clear, white, black and ivory. The shallow wooden drawers that you see are frit drawers. Each drawer is just deep enough to hold one layer of frit jars and there are holes drilled in the bottom so that the jars drop down and hang by their lids. That way there is no shifting of the jars.

All of the Reichenback/Zimmerman/Bullseye and boro are in the same type of storage on another wall.
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Old 2009-09-22, 12:51pm
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If you count the endless shades of coral and just effetre, vetrofond and CIM I have way over 200.

Here are pictures of the great soft glass storage that my son Chris made for me. It has lighting on each level making it easier to see the colors before I pull them. There are 3 sections and on the bottom of each section there are bigger cubbies for glass that I have mega amounts of like rubino, ink blue, periwinkle, copper green, opal yellow and the pinks. I love looking at how pretty it is, like a rainbow!

The tall area on the right hand side of the second picture is reserved for clear, white, black and ivory. The shallow wooden drawers that you see are frit drawers. Each drawer is just deep enough to hold one layer of frit jars and there are holes drilled in the bottom so that the jars drop down and hang by their lids. That way there is no shifting of the jars.

All of the Reichenback/Zimmerman/Bullseye and boro are in the same type of storage on another wall.
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Old 2009-09-22, 1:21pm
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lol Okay I am not four weeks into it and am up to 60 colors. someone shoot me. But the sales were so good lol! I fear its too late for me. Hooked completely.
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Ok, I'm embarassed to admit this but if I count different colors by the different shades that have occurred over the years and the different brands I have 308 different colors of glass. I guess I'm a glass Ho!
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Old 2010-11-22, 2:14am
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I think I have at least one rod of every color there is available from Effetre, CIM, TAG and Double Helix. Then I also have a Vetrofond, ASK, Kugler, Bullseye, Precision, StrikingColor and Reichenbach. I'm way over 200 different colors of soft glass. But please just don't tell my hubby .
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Mine is at or around 60. I'd have more if I could afford it, lol.
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Thats kinda personal isn't it? How many colors I have LOL, I cant really put it in writing or else my husband might find out. Besides I dont have that much and I cant count it becasue all my transparent blues are mixed up but I do know that I dont have enough glass
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Old 2012-03-08, 3:01am
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186 - I blame it all on Mike Frantz and his stupid 70% off Vetrofond sales.

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Mike! When you gonna have another sale?! I get paid next week!
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Old 2012-03-09, 4:25pm
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I have 88 colors not including single rods, if I include that then I have closer to 100! I feel that is not near enough so I am going to Howaco tonight to buy some more. I also think i need more murrini. Hmm it never ends!

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Is that number before or after the UPS guy comes tomorrow?
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Wowee.. I did a rough guesstimate, and voted 40-60, and I've been at it for 17 months already. I should have a lot more than that!
I can only but aspire. Sigh.
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pphhhhhhhhhh ...

I voted 180+ a while ago. Now I made a sort of inventory and counted: 421 colors - partly only one rod of it to try (whoch I still did not). I must be crazy.

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Is this a contest? She/he who dies with the most colors wins. I'm in.
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In 104 I avoid the alabastro and opalino. I have mostly Effetre with Vetro, CIM and some of the one time off batches like curdled ivory. I buy what I like and use. I've never counted. Besides I have 3 batches of Effetre mustard yellow, so is that one color or 3?
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I finally had to divide my fence posts in half with foam board to make more room. My hubby came out to see how it was going. He hadn't been out for a while. He asked, "I guess that's a couple of hundred in glass, right?" I, of course, said, "yeh, that's right."

He has actually been very supportive of every artsy thing I've ever done. He knows how much I've got-heck, he's been with me when I bought some of it.
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Ive only been lampworking for about 2 weeks but I have about 30 colors not including my stringer variety packs...give it some time...
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I voted 121-140 range. Our studio glass (for us and our students) is certainly a lot. Plus, we have our own personal bundles and stashes...so who knows. It might be way more than that!!
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I quickly multiplied out the tubes and I'm at over 300 if you count the color bar.
I generally try to avoid odd lots since I find they just end up getting hoarded.



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I finally had to divide my fence posts in half with foam board to make more room. My hubby came out to see how it was going. He hadn't been out for a while. He asked, "I guess that's a couple of hundred in glass, right?" I, of course, said, "yeh, that's right."
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Oh those neatly organized tubes look so wonderful! Nice job. And I am so happy to read about all of you having loads of wonderful colors to play with.
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I took a guess, but I did not count frit, so I guess I underestimated.
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I think I have too many colors although I usually order 1/4 lb unlesss I discover I really like it and then I order more. The exception is order plenty of white, black, and ivory (light and dark) in larger quantities. There are so many colors I want to try, but I haven't even used some colors. Recently, I reordered by glass by color and that was helpful.
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