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Author Topic: Double Helix : Which one?  (Read 1441 times)
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sam9769
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 06:32:36 AM »

Triton was my first and still my favourite
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« Reply #3 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  Grin
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sam9769
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« Reply #4 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!! Grin


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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 08:25:19 AM »


Has anyone tried helio or kalypso?


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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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 Smiley Loved the colours Smiley

Hope that helps Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 03:05:59 PM »

Pysche for blue, Clio for pink. Nom nom nom nom....... Cheesy
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