Friday, 20 July 2012
TAG and Double Helix testing
I also love using my disc roller and this was good practice.
From the left to the right Double Helix Electra: I seem to remember this had a lovely sheen on it when it went into the kiln, sadly it was missing when I pulled it out. Maybe the kiln wasn't hot enough, I must admit I rarely wait for it to come up to temperature before I start putting beads in.
Double Helix Gaia: This has a lovely oil slick blue to the green, really nice.
TAG Golden Emerald: A pale green in the rod, this glass has turned an oil slick opally pale green.
TAG Montreux: This one looks exactly like a puddle of water with an oil slick in it. Yum.
TAG Zeus: Disappointingly this has no oil slick at all. A lovely golden colour in the rod, it now has an opaque sheen to it.
According to the tips and tricks on Tag http://www.taglass.com/working_ips_ricks.html Zeus should make a great electric purple over red and a peachy colour over gold ruby. As you can see from beads 6 and 7 this didn't happen for me.
TAG Cezanne: I tried do the reduction with no oxygen at all as I couldn't seem to get anything to happen. Didn't work though.
TAG Lake Geneva: another gorgeous greeny bluey shiny oilslick.
DH Helios: no surprises here a lovely shiny golden colour.
The next two weren't silver glass. Effetre Cobalt Blue 060 and Light Tourquoise 034.
The disc in the top photo was TAG Dali Lama, I didn't have much luck with this.
I had a go at making some beads using them.