Tequila Sunrise - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: Get this color white hot to erase the striking history. A variety of effects are achievable depending on how long you flame/kiln strike.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"Tequila Sunrise strikes while working the color, but as you get the glass hot enough to be molten it will go clear.
Putting the piece in the kiln at 1075F for different rates of time will strike variations in the color depending on thickness of color application and layering of color throughout the working process. A light yellow transparent will darken to a pinkish orange with subtle reds.
If you return any part of the piece to a molten state it will restart the striking process. I like to use this color without encasement. No need to reduce in the flame or work in an oxidizing atmosphere.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
One of my favorites
by Alan R -
This color is one of my go-to's for a nice flesh tone in an encasement. Can be pulled into thin stringers and used in floral compressions fantastically and looks great when over or underlaying other ruby/orange/yellow based strikes
by Chris H -
Wonderful striking color.Works smooth in almost any flame environment.Encases well,and is great for inside out work.I like to flame strike this one to achieve a range of color from yellow,to tans and fleshy tones,to creamy pinks and reds.looks great with peacock or agua azul.
by sherbet g -
good stuff! in an oxidizing flame, wroked hot, this color will turn transparent. it will then turn a rich pinkish magenta. if worked with more propane it can yield lost of colors: yellow, orange, pink, red, even bright purple. but too much propane makes it very opaque and milky. less desireable but still intersting for many aplications. i like using gathers of tequila for horns! or scuplting whole pieces out of this one color because of the wide range of colors it produces. enjoy
Love The Glass Hate The Name
by Ginger S -
Love this color...So fun and party-like. I just wish it had a different name so that ever time I check the label when I pull it, I didn't get the song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. I love The Eagles, but whew.