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Spectrum Hi-Fire Iridescent Black Opal - 96 COE

Spectrum Hi-Fire Iridescent Black Opal - 96 COE

Item# X1009I
Gorgeous Black Iridescence, December 21, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Cuts sharp and wonderfully straight. Fusing caped produces a velvety rainbow iridescense bright with colors, uncaped a gorgeous "exposed metal" sheen.
Cons
When grinding, glass "froths" residues more than other types of glass.
Spectrum Stone Opal - 96 Coe

Spectrum Stone Opal - 96 Coe

Item# X21871
Beautiful color, but brittle., January 28, 2013 4 stars
Pros
The color is a nice shade of medium gray. Very close to the image here.
Cons
Though very easy to cut, I found the glass somewhat more brittle than expected.
Fusing Photo Paper - 10 Pack

Fusing Photo Paper - 10 Pack

Item# 8301
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Takes some experimenting, January 28, 2013 4 stars
Pros
Great for pictures or graphics. Easy to use.
Cons
Not good for projects that need full fuse or draping. Slumping results are very good if the shapes are not too severe. Fusing above 1350°F will degrade or burn off the image. Also, the movement of liquid glass deforms the image.
Other Thoughts
The picture seems to lighten as the temperature goes up. My best results were fusing to about 1300°F-1350°F. Use only a black and white image for printing. If using a color picture, make sure it has good contrast. Use on light colored glass. When fused uncapped, the image will turn a light sepia tone. Capped, the image is more reddish or auburn. If using the HP1020 printer, set the paper setting type to "Heavy" and run 4 to 5 sheets on regular paper right before printing on the photo paper to ensure the printing temperature will "fix" properly the iron oxide to the photo paper. Take the glass temperature up slowly to about 1100°F and then soak for about 20 minutes to burn off the binder material. Then ramp the heat to a max of about 1300°F - 1350°F, depending on the kind of project being done. Have had excellent results on flat pieces and in slumping plates.
Oceanside White Opal - 96 COE

Oceanside White Opal - 96 COE

Item# X200
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Beautifull, October 17, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Wonderful bright white, fuses and melts evenly, no bubbles or blemishes.
Cons
None.
Other Thoughts
Cuts easily and does not sticks to shelf during/after fusing like other whites tend to do.
Morton Glass Caddy

Morton Glass Caddy

Item# 7151
Versitile, October 17, 2010 4 stars
Pros
Small enough to fit in my bins. Can fit lots of square pieces of glass very neatly.
Cons
Only comes in one size, though slots can be fitted to must size needs. Surface could be less smooth to prevent glass from moving/sliding sideways.
Black Bat Fusible Pre-Cut - 96 COE

Black Bat Fusible Pre-Cut - 96 COE

Item# X24606
Great!, October 17, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Heavy weight, thick, even glass. Very defined features.
Cons
None
Other Thoughts
Great for decorations. used Bits of dicro glass for eyes or body accents. Kids loved working with them creating treats.
Black Witch Fusible Pre-Cut - 96 COE

Black Witch Fusible Pre-Cut - 96 COE

Item# X24605
Beautiful..., October 17, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Excellent size for give-away treats. I added dicro bits for eyes and other broom features. Also paint to achieve other dress effects.
Cons
Broom end and hat tip may be a little delicate.
Other Thoughts
Great to work for kids and as give-away treats.
Pre-Cut Spooky Ghost 3 Pack - 96 COE

Pre-Cut Spooky Ghost 3 Pack - 96 COE

Item# X24611
Great for Kids., October 17, 2010 5 stars
Pros
Excellent size for give-away treats. I added dicro bits for eyes and other face features or paint to achieve other effects.
Cons
None.
Other Thoughts
Love them! Kids made lots of them for decoration around the house.
Bullseye Light Pink Striker Transparent Thin - 90 COE

Bullseye Light Pink Striker Transparent Thin - 90 COE

Item# B121550
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Strikes cranberry-lots of bubbles, October 17, 2010 2 stars
Pros
Very light glass, achieves a beautiful deep cranberry color after striking.
Cons
Lots of micro tiny bubbles even after long squeeze soaks. Tried different soak schedules with more or less same results. Striked pink color is not same as illustrated. That is why I give it so low rating. Under normal light conditions (I tried fluorescent, natural and incandescent) color is so deep that it looks not like true pink, but rather more a cranberry-like or fruit punch pinkish-red.
40 Medium White Circles

40 Medium White Circles

Item# 424739
Not quite white, October 17, 2010 3 stars
Pros
Perfectly round and polished. Thickness very much like thin glass. Excellent for my project of polka dots.
Cons
Not quite white in color, more like a very pale bone white or a very light gray.
   
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joined:Sep 01, 2008
location:San Juan, PuertoRico PR
display name:frankpr