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Title: Encasing glass?
Post by: Avril on June 28, 2012, 02:21:59 PM
I would be really interested to know what type of glass people prefer to use for encasing and if there is any glass that should be avoided?
Thanx  ???


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Dragonfire Glass on June 28, 2012, 04:31:13 PM
I use 006 most of the time, zephyr is gorgeous but with a price tag.


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Redhotsal on June 28, 2012, 04:46:30 PM
The current batch of Effetre 006  is great. Avoid Effetre 004, it tends to scum. CIM clear is nice. Never tried Zephyr but woudln't buy it because of the HUGE price tag.


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: BeeBeads on June 29, 2012, 03:45:21 AM
I like 006 too .. never used Zephyr because of the huge price tag.  But you'll probably get loads of replies from those who do use it!


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Helen G on June 29, 2012, 06:43:54 AM
006 for me too, Zephyr is good but I can't justify the expense as I use LOTS of clear in my beads  ;)


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on June 29, 2012, 07:06:00 AM
Steer clear of vetrofond, I have an old batch that hazes every time it is heated and blackens really easily. Effetre seems to be a good all rounder.


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: ScarletLeonard on June 29, 2012, 07:09:16 AM
006.

CiM clear is fine on a minor but not on a HH.


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: GaysieMay on June 29, 2012, 10:01:03 AM
I like reichenbach soft crystal, or 006 effetre - I'm on the reichenbach at the moment and zephr for special beads!  :)


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Avril on June 29, 2012, 11:55:28 AM
Thank you all.  I am trying some Lauscha at the moment that George kindly gave to me to try but I think I might just order some of the 006 and Reichenbach to compare them.   ;D


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Blue Box Studio on June 29, 2012, 12:13:40 PM
006 for me - but since DH helped sort the glass and put all the colours (including clear) together, I often use 004 (best for something not seen) Cim or Vetrofond by mistake.  But scum and cloudiness usually sorts one rod from the rest.


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: MyPrecious on June 29, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
Effetre 006 at the moment for me, but I had no problem using Vetrofond a few years ago.


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Helen G on July 02, 2012, 10:07:18 AM
Effetre 006 at the moment for me, but I had no problem using Vetrofond a few years ago.

Me too! I must have had an amazing batch, I bought a kilo of it but when I ran out the replacement was horrible :(


Title: Re: Encasing glass?
Post by: Mand on July 02, 2012, 10:18:40 AM
006 for me too.  Scarlet - I've always found that CiM clear makes my beads crack for some strange reason  ....