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Old 2007-06-03, 5:00pm
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Hi all,
I know a lot of people really like opal yellow. But what I don't know is WHY?
I bought some from Frantz a while back, but so far am unimpressed. Must be just me though.

Why do you like Opal Yellow?
What do you use it for? Base bead or decorations?

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Old 2007-06-03, 5:15pm
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Old 2007-06-03, 5:38pm
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I strike my opal yellow before I apply to the bead - I heat then marver with the brass -

Most of my rods have a lot of pink - it may not be you Miss Kate - it just may be the rod.

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Old 2007-06-03, 5:59pm
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Opal yellow makes a great base for a lot of the reactive glass colors. Try it with anything reactive - make a bunch of small spacer with melted in dots to start just to see what the color reactions are to get an idea. You might get lines or different colors or color spread. Different combos will yield different looks.

Dark opal yellow (the old stuff) would strike to a have a blush pink/rose color throughout it which was very pretty. The lighter opal yellow (different batch) didn't blush as well, at least for me, but still worked well with reactive glass.
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Old 2007-06-03, 6:15pm
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I'll try it again. I'm starting to think I got Uranium yellow & not opal yellow though. I'll have to find my invoice tomorrow & double check.

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Old 2007-06-03, 6:19pm
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I love opal yellow. If they stop making opal yellow I have no wish to go on living.



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Old 2007-06-03, 6:35pm
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Opal Yellow is great with almost ANY frit!! It's very useful stuff!!

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Old 2007-06-03, 6:37pm
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OH Michelle, how pretty - wow -
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Old 2007-06-03, 6:51pm
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Uranium yellow is nice too. I love it with copper green or the old lauscha wedgwood blue.
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Old 2007-06-03, 6:53pm
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Ok, I'm pretty convinced I got uranium yellow now & not opal yellow. So, either I ordered the wrong thing or got shipped the wrong thing.

No wonder I'm not seeing any reactions!
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Old 2007-06-03, 7:17pm
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There was recently a VERY light batch of opal yellow - you might have that. How about a photo?
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Old 2007-06-03, 7:52pm
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I picked out opal yellow glass the other day - huge rods with lots of pink - they also had a batch with hardly any pink at all in the bin.

I can't find my picture where I made my bead just plain - somehow it had a light blue in it to.

The blue it could of been another color picked up on the rod. I am still looking.

I tryed the OP with that new Violet today - it's still in the kiln.
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Old 2007-06-03, 8:57pm
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I now have a question about opal yellow. I don't have a vendor close to me so I order most items from the internet.

When I order stuff like red copper green, copper green, and opal yellow etc. I noticed that they always say (hand pulled). What does this mean?

Am I getting the real deal or a copy?
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It means exactly what it says....those are hand pulled rods/colors....thus the variation from batch to batch.....sometimes you might hear about odd lots....those are "experiments" or variations and usually what people try to get their hands on.....cause it doesn't go on in availability land forever.....


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I now have a question about opal yellow. I don't have a vendor close to me so I order most items from the internet.

When I order stuff like red copper green, copper green, and opal yellow etc. I noticed that they always say (hand pulled). What does this mean?

Am I getting the real deal or a copy?
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It means exactly what it says....those are hand pulled rods/colors....thus the variation from batch to batch.....sometimes you might hear about odd lots....those are "experiments" or variations and usually what people try to get their hands on.....cause it doesn't go on in availability land forever.....


So they are hand pulled by Morretti and not some guy at home?

what vendors do you have the most luck with getting stuck that is actually in stock and these "experiments" odd lots?
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Old 2007-06-03, 10:08pm
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Some of the odd lots are colors that were made by mistake. Happy mistakes. Really, really happy mistakes.
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Old 2007-06-04, 2:43am
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I've obviously got the new batch of opal yellow because I certainly never got a blush tone out of mine and the actual rod is almost white. It does have the most beautiful creamy buttery colour that works so well with corals and intense black. I will have to look out for the old batch!
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Oh Kandice, that top set is just ohhhhhhhh.......yum......droool!!!!!
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So they are hand pulled by Morretti and not some guy at home?

what vendors do you have the most luck with getting stuck that is actually in stock and these "experiments" odd lots?
My favorite supplier of the cool odd lots is galaxyglass on ebay.
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Old 2007-06-04, 4:51am
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Same rod of opal yellow! Same torch sitting...it looks scrumptious on the darker corals.

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Here are a few more done with the darker Opal Yellow:
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This is darker opal yellow on its own as the neck of a rather wonky vessel. The pink tones come out on reheating.
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Old 2007-06-04, 7:47am
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Will try & take a pic tonight of the rod, and the finished beads (when I unload the kiln).

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I mostly use Opal Yellow with frit.
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Quick way to tell the difference between opal yellow and uranium is to apply a dot of rubino and melt it in - if it turns rusty or stays pink its opal yellow - if it turns black, its uranium.
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Old 2007-06-04, 11:47am
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Pretty beads all!

Hey swamper - thanks for the tip. I'll do that little test tonight.
My invoice showed opal yellow - but the rods sure don't look like the pic on Frantz's web site. That's why I started wondering if I had gotten misshipped.

Anyway - thanks again for the testing tip!

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Opal yellow and silver pink are my two favorite colors, well today they are.

I have a theory that Opal Yellow, the original first batch, was born when a mistake was made when they were trying to make Silver Pink. Maybe they added too much pink, maybe too much of something else and this mistake took off and became Opal Yellow.

I have found many similarities with both of these glasses and their reactions. Depending on the batches, the similarities can be strong or subtle, but they are still the same.

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Old 2007-06-04, 5:34pm
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Ok, looks like it is officially opal yellow! Swampers test tip proved it to me. And the beads did look a whole lot better coming out of the kiln. So looks like I'll be a new convert to opal yellow!

Starr - thanks for the help! Now I just gotta try to find time to mess with it & some silver leaf!

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Same rod of opal yellow! Same torch sitting...it looks scrumptious on the darker corals.

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