Starry Night - 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:
"Starry Night is similar in sparkle flake, size and structure to Paparazzi and Sapphire, but has the added addition of just the right amount of silver to bring a fume like veil over the surface of your sparkle finish. When working Starry Night you must keep the surface in mind as the silver will push out in a ghost blue transparent cloudiness. You can remove the cloudiness with an intense spot heat, or let it build up to a slightly cream colored fume. Either way, there are loads of sparkles and possibilities for swirling silver into your pieces. I found I liked putting a thick layer of Starry Night over a clear tube, melting it smooth, encasing it with 6mm clear rod and then melting that to either stretch down, or blow out thin. It traps the silver fume and gives a different look to the sparkle than when it is un-encased.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
by Justin R -
This color is amazing looks great encased has a tasteful amount of sparkle but be careful not to over heat it, it will bleed into clear and when not encased it will turn translucent grey.
Works great in all applications
by Alan R -
This is one of the few silver based sparkles on the market and I must say the amount of silver they added does not over power the color or the sparkles, if anything it enhances it. This color is inbetween the shades of sapphire and paparazzi and works especially well coil potted or dotted over other silver strikes like aquatic carnival.
very predictable and good consistency
by Ryan w -
this color is another amazing strike/sparkle color from GA. with the obvious out of the way not only is this a color that can surfaced worked with no issues i have also had great results with this color in marbles as well. it is a very predicable color and will maintain its consistency unlike most striking colors that tend to strike better in other places. coil potting for example or dot work.