ARKE Rod Double Helix

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503153  Double Helix Arke Soft Glass Rods.
Size: Diameter 5-6mm, length 13" Coe 104
Arke is the production version of DH's most popular test batch from the 2013 ISGB Gathering, IL-581.  It can develop exterior metallic finishes of silver, gold, green, red and blue.

Variations in flame chemistry, exposure time and temperature alter which metals are deposited on the surface of the glass.  The green metallic finish in the stock photo was achieved using a "hot" reduction flame. 

The silver tone resulted from brief exposure to a "cool" reduction flame, while the red tones were developed by repeated reduction.  Contrast between these metallic finishes can be highlighted by using a small oxidizing flame to remove the metallic luster from selected portions of the bead, then re-exposing the bead to a reduction flame, building metallic layers of alternating composition.

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Double Helix Glass formulas are resistant to degradation from both acidic and basic chemicals, including atmospheric moisture and contaminants, body oils and acids, and therefore do not respond to EtchAll solutions.  Olympia Rain, Kronos2, Gaia, and Nyx are susceptible to chemical solutions, as they are made from Italian Cullet.
                                      - Jed at DHG

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 April, 2014.

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