Sapphire - 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.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"With large flakes of sparkle, this transparent deep brilliant blue has an intense shimmer and wide spectrum of reflective color.
If you stripe, coil, mash, layer and 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 one direction without encasement into a marble. When the rod is applied and worked without much manipulation, it will show much larger flakes of sparkle. 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 changes the “look” or finish.
This color is great for every application including solid, with or without encasement, and hollow forms with varying thickness in color. When blown thin or stretched down into a thin stringer or veil, Sapphire will be very transparent yet still lend sparkle to the finished look. Do not use an extremely high mix of propane when Sapphire is being worked for long periods of time in the flame without encasement, the result will be a slight grey just on top of your brilliant blue base color.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
by Doug H -
This is an awesome sparkle color. Works really well in all the applications that i've tested so far and seems to stand up well to a beating with the flame. Great color!
works just like blue stardust from TAG
by Ryan w -
this color is the closest thing to TAG's blue stardust but at a more affordable price. trust me ive work both and they are crazy similar! surface and or encased work is a go with this color!
More sparkle than TAG's stardust's
by Alan R -
This transparent deep blue is packed with sparkles and is an extremely dense color. When thinned out it still lends a light blue sparkle effect which is great for putting over blue or black silver reactive colors. This beats heavy blue stardust in terms of consistency in batch, amount of sparkle, and size of sparkles in the rod are larger. Works well in all applications that i have tried it in, can even be encased or imploded well.
by Chris H -
Another killer new sparkle color from GA,Sapphire is a dark blue transparent with tons of shimmer and sparkle.It can be worked smoothly in almost any application,inside or out.Looks great over white,or silver strike.Try pairing it with paparazzi for a subtle contrasting sparkle effect.