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Old 2013-04-18, 10:17am
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Default Bullseye Lustre help please

I'm new to Bullseye and I've read all the threads here on LE and the Bullseye site but am still a little confused about their lustres. Do they work on any color? Or are there specific colors that work best for it? Is there more information out there regarding Bullseye that I could learn more? Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 2013-04-19, 3:30am
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Hopefully I can help. The Bullseye lustre rods are the same as reduction rods in other glass COEs. They are fully compatible with other COE 90 glass and when hit with a reduction flame shine up and some change to cool colors when encased (Aurora).
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Old 2013-04-19, 3:53am
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Thank you Laura! It seems as though I see the lusters in raised decorations ... Do they work as well when melted in? And can they all be encased?
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Old 2013-04-19, 1:26pm
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They work great melted in.
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Old 2013-04-20, 8:15am
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They can be melted in. They react with french vanilla (and similar colors) like 104 silver glasses - dark reaction lines. So melt in slowly if you I'd with reactive colors. They can be reduced and encased (to some extent) BUT you have to work incredibly slow and cool. Completely encasing would be really difficult.
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Old 2013-04-23, 3:35pm
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Can I use Bullseye Lustre on 96 Coe glass?
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Old 2013-04-24, 7:37am
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Raku has generally been stable for me. Some other colors, not so much. I've had cracks show up >6 mo. I suspect lead content may play a role. Higher annealing helped, but I ended up getting a small quantity of rods in "96" to avoid the headache.

I've seen others post better results, and if you think about it, bullseye at 90 should be pretty good with the furnace glass, which I've seen listed more at 91-93 COE. But the viscosity plays a role too.
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