BE - 1707 Green Lustre Transparent Rod
May React With
Pale transparent green.
Torch: A reducing glass that can develop a metallic sheen. In some cases, this metallic sheen is transparent enough to see through it to the green glass. Start by working 001707-0576 in a neutral flame. When you are ready to develop a metallic sheen, the glass should be relatively cool (no visible heat) and stable on the mandrel. Create a reduction atmosphere by turning the propane (fuel) up and while passing the bead through the flame, watch for the surface of the glass to become metallic. Once this has happened, the piece should be put into an annealing kiln. This is a finishing step. If the metallic surface is reintroduced to a neutral flame, it will dissipate. It can be brought out again by returning it to a reduction atmosphere. When molten, this glass has a low viscosity, and can be quite soft, which may result in a blurred edge where it meets other glasses. In addition, the process of reducing the glass can cause a metallic sheen over areas of glass immediately adjacent to this style.
Kiln: Not recommended for kilnforming.
001707-0576 is a relatively heavy glass, and there are 14 rods per pound (compared with 18-20 rods per pound for most other styles). Labeling is encouraged, because 001707-0576 stays deceptively green until reduced.
Lustre rods are not part of the Bullseye Compatible line for kilnforming and are formulated solely for flameworking with Bullseye rods. We advise labeling all lustre glasses.