Jackpot - Glass Alchemy
Working Tip: This color likes to be worked cool, but make sure you have your heat base built up while tooling or manipulating the glass to avoid developing a gray haze. As with all chrome colors, we suggest you work this color in a neutral flame. Garage at 975° F, Anneal at 1050° F.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"GA Jackpot has large flakes of sparkle giving this transparent deep money green an intense shimmer and wide spectrum of reflective color.
Whether you stripe, coil, mash, layer, twist or swirl this color you can actually see the effect in the look of the sparkle. An example would be the tight satin like pattern that is formed when compressing the rod while spinning. Think of each sparkle flake as a small flat chip that can either be stacked on top of one another or laid side by side, each manipulation changing the “look” or finish. You can achieve a larger flake or sparkle when the rod is applied and worked in flat without much manipulation.
This color is great for every application including solid work, with or without encasement. Hollow forms will yield a beautiful array of effects depending on the thickness in color layer. When blown thin or stretched down into a thin stringer or veil, Jackpot will be transparent yet still lend a lot of sparkle to the finished look. Do not use an extremely high mix of propane when Jackpot is being worked for long periods of time in the flame without encasement, the result would be a slight grey just on top of your brilliant base color.
At any time, a thin layer of clear over Jackpot will often "brighten" it up a bit and the encasement always helps amplify the sparkle while leaving your surface clean and crisp. Jackpot can be encased in thick clear for marbles and sculptures. Layer under other more transparent colors such as GA Double Passion and GA Brilliant Blue for wonderful results.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
called Jackpot for a reason
by Alan R -
This color even when thinned stays very very dense with flecks of sparkle. When layered over a ruby like dark garnet or cherrywood strike it appears as a beautiful gold sparkle. This color can be encased surprisingly deep without fear of checking and works fantastically when mixed with other colors. My new favorite sparkle
all the great things of paparazzi but more dense!
by Ryan w -
i got the privilege of receiving 2 sample sticks of this given to me by GA. like the title says its all the great things about paparazzi but more dense and more sparkles! once again GA sparkle technology has done it again! apply this color over other darker colors to have the base color absorb and take on the sparkles form the jack pot! try this over half blood for a gold sparkle or over black tubing for black with sparkles! dont be afraid to experiment. i have not had any compatibility issues but this is a new color. experiment and enjoy!
Looks great under anything!
by Alan R -
In my other review I forgot to mention that this color under almost any glass alchemy transparent/silver striking color it looks divine! One of my favorites is Spring luster over it. Glass alchemy also released an entire line of tubing all with this as the base color due to its high sparkle saturation/workability/and stability. GA has been truely revolutionizing the industry of color!