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Old 2016-08-31, 8:56pm
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Question Substitute for TAG Fire Lotus

Recently, I've come across several tutorials that mention using TAG Fire Lotus glass. Since it's no longer available for purchase, what would a good substitute for it? Thanks. Lydia
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Old 2016-09-01, 1:55pm
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It's a red with whatever makes the amber/purple colors strike added to it from what I remember. Something like NS Loki's Lipstick would probably be a good substitute.
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Old 2016-09-01, 2:20pm
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Thanks, but TAG Fire Lotus is a 104 COE glass and I think NS Loki's Lipstick is a 33 COE glass.
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Old 2016-09-01, 8:37pm
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I *think* Terranova 2.1.

Not Terra. Terranova. By double helix.
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Old 2016-09-02, 2:59pm
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Check out Brad's new glass. There are a couple that are super close to Fire Lotus!
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Old 2016-09-02, 4:02pm
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Shardi, I checked out Terra Nova 2.1 on the thread you included and it's gorgeous . I'm going to check out my DH stash to see if I have some to try out. I recently bought an assortment of DB glass, so should have at least one rod of it. Tillie, it just happens that I had ordered some of Brad's new glass and it should arrive sometime next week. It looks like I have glass that should be a good substitute for the Fire Lotus. Thanks for your help. Lydia

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Old 2016-09-04, 8:04am
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Hi Tillie an Lydia. What color is the"Brad's" glass that is close to Fire Lotus? And where do I order it from? Thanks
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Old 2016-09-04, 7:45pm
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Hi Sally, actually I would also like to know which of Brad's new glass is a good substitute for Fire Lotus. My box arrived but I haven't had a chance to unpack it yet. If you look at the thread, Show me your beads made with Striking Color glass by Troll Lover, you'll find Brad Shute's link to his Etsy store, or you can go directly to Etsy and look for Striking Color glass. He's currently having a sale and has lots of glass available for sale. Lydia

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Old 2016-09-04, 11:18pm
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What COE is Striking Color glass?
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Old 2016-09-05, 6:59am
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Old 2016-09-05, 8:00am
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Thanks for the information. Just ordered AMC618. It looked the closest color to what I have gotten with Fire Lotus. Can't wait to try it.
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Old 2016-09-05, 8:09am
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Watch his videos to get some hints to work it too. It is fun glass!
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Old 2016-09-05, 11:19am
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Good idea. Thanks Eileen
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Old 2016-09-07, 1:58pm
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Thanks, but TAG Fire Lotus is a 104 COE glass and I think NS Loki's Lipstick is a 33 COE glass.
Ahh. I didn't even know TAG made 104 glass...
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Old 2016-09-07, 4:45pm
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That is the problem. They don't seem to be producing it any longer but it was lovely glass.

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That is the problem. They don't seem to be producing it any longer but it was lovely glass.

Georgia
TAG still makes 104 they just currently are backlogged on borosilicate and it is their larger market and where Paul's humble roots started. So that is the focus.

104 will return. I've talked to Jenny several times on this ... so much so that I'm going to create a Urban Legend meme for TAG.

Seriously ... spam them with email requests ... particular what color you want. I still have a nice stock pile of some particularly lushious pull date of Fire Lotus.

P.S. Just checked their website and they currently have Golden Emerald and Lake Geneva in stock.
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I just bought Fire Lotus from Jenny last weekend at GSW.
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Old 2016-09-08, 1:17am
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^wat?

I was saw a post about a year ago that they will start to make it again when they upgrade buildings or whatever it was. Its on their fb page somewhere, I'm sure i can find it with search. Feel free to boost and post there
If they think the only customers are for boro they're wrong!

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And in this thread from January Paul says, "stay tuned'
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Old 2016-09-08, 4:51pm
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Do you think that they have some Fire Lotus left to sell? Anyone here willing to sell some? I have several murrini tutorials that call for Fire Lotus but have no idea what it's supposed to look like which is why I stature this thread asking if anyone knew what a good substitute for it would be. I'm off to their web site to see if they have any more to sell. I'm not on Face Book, so miss any information listed there. Lydia

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Old 2016-09-08, 6:18pm
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Lydia, I have a little, but don't want to get rid of it. I will send you a 4-6" short if you just want to see what it is. Let me know.
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Old 2016-09-08, 7:54pm
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Hi Eileen sent you an email since I've almost run out of pm spaces. Down to 1 out of 500. Thanks. Lydia
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Old 2016-09-08, 8:00pm
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Old 2016-09-09, 3:43pm
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Well Hell-Ooooo ladies! It's been a while. Yes, Marie did get something like Fire Lotus at the Glass Stock West show, but it was a more pastel odd lot. Pretty, but not quite the same.
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Old 2016-09-09, 4:31pm
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Jenny, is there any more of it for sale? Lydia
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Old 2016-09-09, 4:38pm
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BTW, we are absolutely going to make more 104 when we can. There is an expansion underway and some new DEQ regulations to follow and then yes - Fire Lotus will be back. Taxco too!
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yes - I am getting to your email right now!
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Oooh, Taxco!
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Soooo when is the expansion going to be finished, are we talking a year less more? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Eileen, thank you, thank you. Lydia😊😊😊
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Old 2016-09-12, 10:52pm
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