Messy Color™ Firedragon Ltd Run

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Firedragon Ltd Run (511124)<br />A bright transparent red, slightly more orange than Sangre.

A bright transparent red, slightly more orange than Sangre.




"Oh, this is a gorgeous glass. In rod form, Firedragon is similar to Sangre, and it works like Sangre too but Firedragon ends up as a much more orangey red. I used Firedragon like I do Sangre: make the bead, heat it until no wisps are visible, bring it out of the flame for ten seconds, where it will cool to a pale orange, then gently reheat for ten seconds so the red blooms, then I give it another ten seconds out of the flame before putting it into the hot kiln. Timing the reheating is important as I found the longer you reheat it the darker red it goes. No bubbles, no shocking and no livery brown streaks that sometimes occur in reds. The photo shown here is Firedragon over Effetre White 204." Read more at Laura's blog. – Laura Sparling

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"The big hole bead above is Firedragon over Effetre White 204 with spots in Effetre Light Turquoise 232. The Firedragon is darker red here where I kept it in the flame longer. It’s also gone a bit more translucent as opposed to being really transparent."
Laura Sparling

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  • Firedragon is very similar to Sangre but a bit more orange.

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"A gorgeous red in rod form, in a finished bead a more orangey-red and reminds me of the reddish glow of a lit fireplace. It has a wonderful inner glow and works beautifully with silver glass. It's not red, yet it is not orange, but somewhere in-between. Deeper orange than Clockwork. A favourite of mine."
Juliette Mullett
"Firedragon is a lovely striking red. It is very easy to strike using a minor torch but the rod did crack about 1 inch up when working it."
Suzy Hannabuss
"I love Firedragon! It is a brilliant red, much like Maraschino even though CiM describes it as an oranger version of Sangre. When I worked it, it performed much like Maraschino. The red spacer on the left is Maraschino and the red spacer on the right is Firedragon. Regardless, it is the perfect Chinese red."
Lori Peterson
"Oh, this is a gorgeous glass. In rod form, Firedragon is similar to Sangre, and it works like Sangre too but Firedragon ends up as a much more orangey red. I used Firedragon like I do Sangre: make the bead, heat it until no wisps are visible, bring it out of the flame for ten seconds, where it will cool to a pale orange, then gently reheat for ten seconds so the red blooms, then I give it another ten seconds out of the flame before putting it into the hot kiln. Timing the reheating is important as I found the longer you reheat it the darker red it goes. No bubbles, no shocking and no livery brown streaks that sometimes occur in reds. The photo shown here is Firedragon over Effetre White 204." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling