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Old 2013-07-18, 7:13am
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Default silvered glass what makes the colors?

wondering if anyone has information I can read, about what in reactive/reducing glass that makes the colors that they do. I am interested in if I can get more knowledge as to what makes the colors show up that do as far as chemical reaction or heat changing the way the silver line up in a specific way...to give me a better idea what I am doing. I have looked around a little and have not found anything. if anyone wants to have that discussion or point me to something they have researched or found I would appreciate it.
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Old 2013-07-18, 10:18am
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Try the suppliers websites.

North Star glass alchemy and double helix all have info about them.
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Old 2013-07-18, 11:10am
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You are growing crystals on the surface of your bead by superheating, cooling, reheating, reducing, striking, etc.
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Old 2013-07-18, 11:21am
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Crystal size usually dictates color but can also depend on other glass ingredients and amounts of silver.
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Old 2013-07-18, 4:57pm
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Do a search for reduction and striking glasses; there is a ton of posts about it here with plenty of links.

In a nutshell, the fuel rich reduction flame brings the metals to the surface; if you are using a reduction glass with silver, it will be silvery for example. Striking glasses require a certain level of heat to reorder the silver crystals in the glass. When you then strike them, it then orders those crystals in such a way that the light strikes it, causing you to see the colors.

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Old 2013-07-20, 4:19am
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_..._color_marking
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