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Old 2022-10-01, 10:17pm
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Default Cheapest place to buy frit?

I make mosaics with crushed glass and cover them in resin. I had been using ďDiamond DustĒ that I color with alcohol ink but it bleeds with any solvent based glue so Iíve switched to frit. It isnít as sparkly, but seems the best upturn so far. I donít fuse it so quality isnít an issue as long as the color is good.

We have a Bullseye in Portland but the fine is too fine and medium is too large. I picked up some Reichenbach at an estate sale and it comes in a bigger range of sizes. The 1 and 2 are best for what I do.

Any ideas appreciated!
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Old 2022-10-02, 5:56am
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Olympic Color Rods sells frit, but I think their minimum is 1/2 kilo, so it depends on how much you need. They sell Reichenbach and Gaffer. Spruce Pine Batch also sells Reichenbach and Kugler, but they are in North Carolina, so shipping may be a bit more. There is also East Bay Batch, but I have never purchased from them. They come up a lot when I try to find Spruce Pine via Google. I am sure there are other sellers of 96 COE frit out there, since that is what furnace workers use.
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Old 2022-10-02, 5:59am
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Olympic Colors is up in Seattle if you like the Reichenbach colors. They also have dichroic coated frit for sparkle, but it's pricey. Have you tried mica flakes?

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