BE - 0146 Steel Blue Opal Stringer
Threads of glass pulled from re-melted Bullseye Compatible sheet. For use in kilnforming or torchworking.
Stringers come in 0.5 mm (“Fine Line”), 1 mm, and 2 mm thicknesses and are approximately 17.75" (451 mm) long. They are packed in clear plastic tubes that are 18" (457 mm) long and 0.75" (19 mm) in diameter.
May React With
As with sheet glass, Steel Blue Opalescent stringer may also develop a metallic gray film where exposed in the firing. This occurs most reliably when firing to lower tack fuse process temperatures. However, when performing this type of firing (such as to 1275°F), the metallic coating can prevent Steel Blue Opalescent stringer from fusing as completely compared to other opalescent styles. Stringers may appear "underfired" for the heatwork applied or may not adhere at all, especially when tack fusing Steel Blue Opalescent stringers to each other without contact to sheet glass. To learn more about this style, read Special Effects: Steel Blue Opalescent.
Kiln: Working properties and kilnformed characteristics are consistent with sheet glass. See sheet glass notes for this style.