A Study of Double Helix' Pandora Glass

All beads were made using a Cricket torch, Regailia OxyCon, & bulk propane
then pressed using Zoozii's Medium (18mm x 8mm) Slim Sided Lentil Brass Press unless otherwise 
noted. Annealing was done in a Scutt GMF10 Kiln. I hold at whatever temp is in the chart for
 however long is in the chart. Then the kiln holds there for 30 minutes, and the drops 100 F/hour
till the temp reaches 700 F, then it shuts off and I leave it till it reaches room
temp. It's usually a total of around 12 hours before I take it out of the kiln.

Front Pandora 1 Back Pandora 1 Front Pandora 2 Flame Notes
       
Neutral 0 - Not Annealed
Neutral 1 - Cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 968  F.
Neutral 2 - Cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 1000  F.
Neutral 3 - Immediately placed in the kiln & annealed @ 1000  F.
Neutral 4 - Garaged for 1 hour then annealed @ 1000  F.
Neutral 5 - Garaged for 2 hours then annealed @ 1000  F.
Neutral 6 - Garaged for 3 hours then annealed @ 1000  F.
Neutral 7 - Garaged for 4 hours then annealed @ 1000  F.
Neutral 8 - Garaged for 5 hours then annealed @ 1000  F.
Oxygen Rich 9 - Cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 968  F.
Propane Rich 10 - Cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 968  F.
Neutral 11 - Flame Struck, cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 968  F.
Oxygen Rich 12 - Same as #9, but in a larger size - Zoozii's Large Stright Sided Lentil Press (1" x about 12mm)
Oxygen Rich 13 - Batch Annealed 5 times @ 968  F.
HotHead Flame 14 - Cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 968  F.
Neutral Cooled in Vermiculate then Batch annealed @ 968  F.

This is what Pandora looks like when used as a frit for my frit studies. I really
am at a loss to explain the red unless it's overstriking but for the extended
heating bead, the frit stayed mostly green.

Here are the same tests with Pandora 2.

 


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