Violet Striker maintains some transparency when it matures to its target colour on firing. From the blue shade of its cold form, this colour fires to a strong violet, darker than the soft Light Violet Transparent.
This glass style requires a longer initial hold time during firing to reach the target colour - please see the working notes below.
Bullseye compatible glass stringers - 1mm diameter.
Economy Pack : Contains a minimum of 87 stringers
(n.b. this glass is made using gold, and therefore the tubes contain fewer stringers than other colours, to keep the unit price in line with the rest of the range).
Stringers, threads of glass pulled from remelted Bullseye compatible sheet, can be used for lines or patterns in 2 or 3 dimensional kilnformed or torchworked projects. Bend with a candle or use straight from the tube.
Approximately 44cm long.
This colour is a striker - please see the sheet glass image below for an idea of the fired colour.
May react with:
Colour usually deepens on firing. Possible dark interface reaction with selenium and/or sulphur glasses (0137, 1122, 1125,0124, 0125, 1137, 1437). Less viscous (softer) than most other glasses. Some gold-bearing striking glasses, like this one, should be fired with a 2 hour hold at 663°C during the initial stages of the firing cycle. If fired without this hold, they may not strike at all, or they may strike but appear spotty and have a blue-brown cast, as opposed to the desired target colour. This full-fuse schedule should effectively strike these glasses:
* The initial rate of heat is not a critical factor in successfully striking gold-bearing glasses. Choose an initial rate of heat appropriate to the scale and design of the project that you are firing.
** Remainder of cycle depends on the thickness of the piece. Consult the Bullseye Annealing Chart. For colour-sensitive projects, we recommend testing the cycle you plan to use by fusing a small sample of a similar setup in the same kiln as the project to best predict final colour results.
Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our 'What is Kiln Glass' video to learn about the techniques and types of objects you can create with kiln glass.
All our glass is COE90, Bullseye Glass compatible and suitable for applications such as glass fusing, glass casting and glass slumping (unless otherwise stated in the description).