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Title: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: sam9769 on March 29, 2013, 05:12:37 AM
Hi,

I was thinking of buying some double helix to try and was wondering if you could recommend what
would be best as I have never used it before?

I have seen some lovely dark blue shiny metallic looking beads which  must have been made from
double helix but haven't got a clue which one. Maybe you would know?

Also, do you need to reduce all double helix to get that lovely metallic finish?

Thanks for your help,

Sam.


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: helbels on March 29, 2013, 05:15:17 AM
Hi Sam

The easiest ones to start with are Triton or Aurae, which are both reducers.  Psyche also goes metallic, and can give some purple/blue colours, and is also a reducer.    Clio and Kalypso are also reducers and can give some lovely pink colours.   The new one, Ossa, is very pretty, and is also a reducer.

Other DH glass are strikers, which are harder to use when you are starting out.  I'd recommend one of the ones above in the first place.

Helen x


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: Enchanted Cobwebs on March 29, 2013, 06:32:36 AM
Triton was my first and still my favourite


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: flowerjasper on March 29, 2013, 06:35:13 AM
I agree,
Triton is a good one  to start with, silver metallic or aurea which is more gold,
Martin sells single rods which is a good idea till you find one that you get on wiith  ;D
sandy


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: sam9769 on March 29, 2013, 06:53:01 AM
 Thanks very much.

I order a few from Martin and collect them at the Flame Off!

Can't wait!! ;D


Sam.


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: sam9769 on March 29, 2013, 08:25:19 AM

Has anyone tried helio or kalypso?


Sam.


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: CarrieH on March 29, 2013, 08:43:31 AM
Kalypso is gorgeous - there some very good hints for use here: http://www.frit-happens.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=25327.0

Helios gives a golden shine - great for dots.

Carrie x


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: uniquekat123 on March 29, 2013, 10:48:46 AM
Im very new to lampwork and Ekho was my first DH glass I loved it buying lots more when I get paid :) Loved the colours :)

Hope that helps :)
Kat


Title: Re: Double Helix : Which one?
Post by: Redhotsal on March 29, 2013, 03:05:59 PM
Pysche for blue, Clio for pink. Nom nom nom nom....... :D