Dragon's Eye Rod - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Flame or kiln strike at 1075° F. Work neutral; reduce at end for metallic effects.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
This color can be worked either unencased or encased. When working this color unencased I advise using a flame that has a bit more oxygen in the mix than your normal settings.
This will allow you to use reduction properly at the end of the piece by increasing the amount of propane in your torch flame. Through reduction your transparent green base glass will push out colors ranging from creamy blues and greens to yellows, oranges, and purples to a metallic rainbow iridescence. Encasement of rod will yield softer tones over green depending on flame settings during the encasement process.
Ratings & Reviews
Very interesting results
by Alan R -
This color yields beautiful light blues and greens when oxidized, the rod color starts out as teal and the silver in it makes it opaque as you strike it. When encased it comes out as a nice milky teal, similar to aquatic carnival
My #1 Color
by Ginger S -
Seriously, I can't work without this color. I almost cried when I thought I missed out this year during the sale. (I didn't.) From green to blue to peach, there is so much versatility here for nature stuff that I suck it up like water.