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Old 2016-07-18, 10:56am
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Cool Effetre Sunset?

Is there a reason for this glass to exist?
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Old 2016-07-19, 4:48am
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To make money for the supplier? (ducking my head to avoid flying objects)

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Old 2016-07-19, 8:25am
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Not in my opinion. It's expensive, and you can make it yourself by layering Light Pink over Coral and pulling it into thick cane.
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Old 2016-07-19, 8:25am
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It's worthless.

Never in my life did I think I would pitch unmelted rods in the trash. With Sunset, I did.
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Old 2016-07-19, 8:34am
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The paddle looks pretty, I personally love the multicolor rods, usually, but never tried sunset
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Old 2016-07-19, 8:48am
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Mine doesn't look anything like the paddle ... if it did ... I'd like it. It is ugly as crap!!

Don't throw glass out ... just put it under other stuff as "filler". Like you lovely silver glasses so you don't waste them.
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Old 2016-07-19, 10:25am
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If it doesn't look like the paddle what does it look like? Does it cause problem reactions with other colors? I'm guessing silver probably wouldn't help. Is it a coral family member?

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Old 2016-07-19, 12:21pm
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I found mine to look a little streaky.

I think that, for the paddle, the tester melts a bit at the tip and folds it. So it will probably work better for larger beads.
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Old 2016-07-19, 1:53pm
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I tried swirling it some. Resembles a light dog turd if fully mixed, bloody mucus if lightly mixed. I am ditching it. I have come to resent the space it occupies in my storage. Or maybe I will put it in our Bead of Courage glass stash, but I hate to do that to unsuspecting children.
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Old 2016-07-19, 1:54pm
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The paddle looks pretty, I personally love the multicolor rods, usually, but never tried sunset
Do you want mine? Free.
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Old 2016-07-19, 3:44pm
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I tried swirling it some. Resembles a light dog turd if fully mixed, bloody mucus if lightly mixed. I am ditching it. I have come to resent the space it occupies in my storage. Or maybe I will put it in our Bead of Courage glass stash, but I hate to do that to unsuspecting children.
Bolded above ... yes ... perfect description of what I got.

I will bury it deep inside other colors to never see the light of day again.
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Old 2016-07-19, 6:28pm
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I'll take it and try it
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Old 2016-07-19, 7:17pm
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I'll take it and try it
You got it. Will probably take me a couple of days to get it and mail it. Good luck!
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Old 2016-07-19, 7:21pm
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Sure thanks! Love a challenge
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Old 2016-07-19, 7:42pm
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Mine was full of bubbles and turned into instant frit even after preheating. Worthless crap.
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Old 2016-07-20, 3:29am
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The heads up about great (or totally useless waste of time) glass are priceless help that is much appreciated.

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Old 2016-07-20, 3:52am
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Shoot if anyone is just trying to ditch the stuff.....I'll take it off your hands too.

"Light dog turf" sounds interesting since I'm a vet...."bloody mucous".....welcome to my world!

I have made some interesting beads for friends and colleagues, stemming from mistakes. Most notably "bot fly larvae"

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Old 2016-07-20, 8:20pm
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Is that red on the inside and white on the outside? I got a rod in a swap. Nasty stuff!
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Old 2016-07-20, 10:29pm
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I have some I hate too, I am afraid to use it as a core because I had heard that reds don't like to be encased and sometimes crack. Has anyone else used it as a core? ps if some one wants it and is willing to pay for shipping I will send you 1/4 for free
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Old 2016-07-21, 7:48am
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I have some I hate too, I am afraid to use it as a core because I had heard that reds don't like to be encased and sometimes crack. Has anyone else used it as a core? ps if some one wants it and is willing to pay for shipping I will send you 1/4 for free
I'd like to try it if you are in the US
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Old 2016-07-21, 9:53am
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It's dangerous, frit on a stick!
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Old 2016-07-21, 10:16am
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Not something I would buy again. You need to preheat it. It shatters. It pits. You have to wind it perfectly in order to get the nice stripes.
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Old 2016-07-21, 6:44pm
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I will say I was not aware there was such strong feeling against this glass. LOL
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Old 2016-07-28, 1:58pm
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this thread needs pics!

ok i had to google, looks fine here?
http://dragonjools.blogspot.com/2011...06-sunset.html

and here Nikki says there are two batches, maybe that's why some look ok?
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=200838
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Old 2016-07-28, 5:51pm
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Still think "bloody mucus" when I look at those pics.
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Old 2016-07-28, 6:32pm
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I couldn't understand why the strong feelings against Sunset... I love the colors I get with it. Looking closer, I see mine is CiM Sunset, not Effetre!
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Old 2016-07-28, 6:56pm
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Ooh, I like that!
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Old 2016-07-30, 11:48am
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love this color!

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Old 2016-07-30, 4:35pm
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See I want to try it even more after seeing the goddess bead
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