0146 Steel Blue stringer

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Threads of glass pulled from re-melted Bullseye Compatible sheet. For use in kilnforming or torchworking.

Stringers come in 1 mm thicknesses and are approximately 451 mm long.

We have them available in a pack of 10 or in a tube of approximately 120 pieces. The tubes are a clear plastic cylinder 457 mm long and 19 mm in diameter.

Bullseye is 90COE and isn't compatible with Effetre or Vetrofond Rods. Annealing Temperature range is 505- 520 Celsius.

Contains

Copper

May React With

Selenium, Sulfur, Reactive (000009, 001009, 001019)

Cold Characteristics

Uniform colour.

Working Notes

At tack fusing temperatures, the surface frequently develops a metallic gray film. This usually disappears at full fusing temperatures. To maintain the metallic effect, fire as quickly and low as possible. Dark interface reaction likely with sulfur glasses (for example 001137, 001437, 000137).

At a full fuse, Steel Blue Opalescent has the potential to deposit trace amounts of copper on the surface of the kilnshelf. These deposits may react with sulfur-bearing glasses in subsequent firings. Processes that require greater heatwork, such as pattern or flow bar techniques, can also lead to copper deposits. Such deposits may not be visible and can react even when the shelf has been properly scraped and reprimed or, alternatively, when used ThinFire has been removed and new ThinFire is applied. This type of contamination is impermanent and may be burned out/fired out over the course of subsequent firings. A contaminated shelf can be fired with glasses—other than sulfur-bearing glasses—and no reaction will take place. In our studios, we've observed the greatest contamination in subsequent firings with sulfur-bearing French Vanilla Opalescent (000137) and Spring Green Opalescent (000126). For a burnout firing, we recommend a rate of 300°F/hr to 1525, with a hold of 1:00.