Tiger's Eye - 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:
"I have been waiting for this sparkle for a long time. It really completes the sparkle palette for earth tones.
Tiger’s Eye has such large sparkle flakes that when you catch it in different light it seems as though you see every color of the rainbow reflecting like a prism. At the same time, you can also see gold and silver flakes. The base color helps a lot with this effect. Similar to Beryl but a bit more vibrant, this transparent color works quite the same. It handles every type of working situation, although you want to avoid long exposure to a heavy propane flame.
It can be worked solid or blown, thick or thin. I prefer dense layers of Tiger’s Eye so you can really see the range of spectrum within the sparkle.” – Mike Shelbo
Each rod is 20 inches long and approximately 7mm in diameter.
Ratings & Reviews
a must have in any color pallet
by Ryan w -
i would strongly suggest to have a pound of this color in your studio at all times. where do i begin. well first do NOT oxidize! it can slightly bubble if worked incorrectly. but onto the great things about this color. mix this color with any transparent color and watch it take on the sparkles! mix with tripple passion to create your own Andromeda! experiment with other striking colors but this tip does not work well with opaque colors.
good solid sparkle
by Alan R -
the fleck size is huge like sapphire and paparazzi, this sparkle color is beryl based and looks very interesting over crayon colors like rasta gold or sangria. Mixes well with ruby strikes and can be encased rather deep for a sparkle color making this color very useful.
by Keshav G -
This is a very versatile chrome sparkling color that can change quite a bit based on the application. Keeping it thick and dense will result in the beryl backing with huge sparkles on top, and thinning the color out or spreading over a larger surface causes it to take on the background colors while still displaying those nice sparkles. Great color and very easy to work with.