Bibidibobidiblue - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Heat slowly to raise the core temperature. Once the heat base is established, this color can be worked very hot and any air bubbles that popped during the preheat will smooth out. Getting this color white hot will cause excessive gas release that can not be repaired and should therefore be avoided.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"This color is an opaque baby sky blue glass with natural patterns in the finish due to variation of the tones of blue. This color has a bit more air in the canes than other opaques, but when worked properly Bibidibobidiblue has a smooth finish surface that looks as though it has texture, somewhere between smooth blue granite worn by the tides and a pattern that could be a patch of sky on a slightly hazy day.
To get the best surface finish when the color is not encased, I recommend keeping your color layer 3mm to 4mm thick and work further out in the cooler part of your normal working flame. No need to over oxidize or reduce with this color, it is best just to be patient when building a core heat and when you are spot heating for detail and welds.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
Bib bob blue
by Chris H -
Beautiful light/baby blue.This one requires a little patience to warm up.I like to preheat first in the kiln,then bring out and build a heat base in the farthest point of the flame.Once it's hot,it's good to go,but still be cautious of boiling.
Very little boiling issues
by Alan R -
This color is very comparable with skyline from NS; however bibidibobidi blue doesn't boil as easy and can be pulled into stringers while retaining more opacity (work in an oxidized cooling flame). No worries with encasements or hot kiln temperatures. What you see is what you get.