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All the glass colors you've never heard of!

Discussion in 'Glass' started by JoeKickass, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    I was looking up the glass color "mystery adventurine" and stumbled on this treasure trove:
    http://northstarglass.com/catalog/

    I guess they make a lot of the exotic modern colors glassblowers buy, here are some ones I'd heard of:
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    But they also had colors new to me that I'd love to see start showing up in pieces:
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  2. Roth

    Roth Well-Known Member

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    Glass blowing has always fascinated me. The possibilities are endless, and it is a true art. If I won the lottery, I'd employ a gang of the best up-and-coming blowers to make a smorgasbord of amazing glass.


    Ah, dreams :)


    Thanks for the link, going to kill some time today just exploring the site.
     
  3. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    Yeah check out the user manuals section, and I found this in the downloads:
    http://www.northstarglass.com/newsletters/35.pdf

    Only 9 steps! They make it sound so easy :lol:
     
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  4. RUDE BOY

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

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    I have an English Ivy stem for my Hammer, its a really beautiful mix with an awesome splash of color when in Florida sunlight.
    I had never seen this glass color before, Had to have it.
     
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  5. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    I love unobtanium! I first saw it on the 7th Floor site some years ago.

    :nod: I'm always checking youtube for new vids.
     
  6. redglassgallery

    redglassgallery JHANPIXEL Glass Blower

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    NS-104 is a great color - i love NS's sparkle colors esp steel wool

    their NS-33 turbo cobalt is also one of the most widely used colors ( a must for dichro )
     
  7. farscaper

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    Here is a little alien tech sample

     
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  9. taz3r

    taz3r New Member

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    Sublime is sick! Reminds of the slime color you see sometimes.
     
  10. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    Have you seen Uranium? It reacts to UV light!

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  11. farscaper

    farscaper Well-Known Member

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    I saw that on gordos page. I have actinic lights on my fish tank. I wonder if it will react in that. It basically looks clear to me in reg light.
     
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  12. Soflo

    Soflo Only birdshit and fools

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    Uranium glass is very expensive, I don't think they have produced any since ww2. Any piece that has uranium will not be cheap! But damn it looks good!
     
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  13. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    IDK if it actually has uranium in it... perhaps thats just the name? Sort of like how slime doesnt actually have... slime?
     
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  14. photobooth

    photobooth Well-Known Member

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    I know there is a colour out there called "Atomic Kumquat" that glows orange in UV but looks like it too might have been discontinued.
     
  15. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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