Messy Color™ Aiko Glow in the Dark Ltd Run

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Aiko Glow in the Dark Ltd Run (511468G)<br />Aiko with glow in the dark frit.

Aiko with glow in the dark frit.




"I used Vetrofond clear for the pumpkin. I had to work longer to get the teal soft enough to twist. I hope it doesn't cause cracking due to the difference in viscosity." – Chris Haussler

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CiM Aiko Glow in the Dark
Chris Haussler
CiM Aiko Glow in the dark
Chris Haussler

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Many testers loved this glass despite reports of extreme shockiness. **We recommend pre-warming / pre-annealing.**
Note: Some testers loved the testing rods but struggled with their purchased rods; experiences seem to vary on a rod to rod basis.
 
Please note that glow in the dark rods will be shorter than the standard lengths you have come to expect from CiM.
 
 
"We have been missing glow in the dark glass in COE 104! Glow glass in any COE tends to be super shocky and fragile until it's actually in the liquid form. Once you make something with it, the glow lasts and lasts. Preheating the rods or even annealing them prior to use can help with the fragility and ease some of the challenges at the torch. Ultimately, the end results are always worth the little extra effort involved."  -Sheri Spurlock / Melt Glass Art Supply
"I LOVELOVELOVE the glow in the dark glass! Swooooon! Easy melting and lots of glow that's quickly activated by light. Great add to the 104 palette of colors!" [Later Joy wrote that her second testing was intolerably shocky; please note that experiences seem to vary on a rod to rod basis.] – Joy Munshower
"I had no trouble with any glass rods that you sent me. Even glow in the dark melted quite good." – Claudia Eidenbenz
"My beads didn't end up cracking, but the rods were awful. The glow glass shatters with the least heat and I was only able to wrap a small spacer from the first 1/3 of the rod with most of that 1/3 ending up on the table." – Melanie Graham
"With my new method of melting by slowly introducing the glass way up above the flame and then slowly moving down, I had no shocking. I made a couple of rounds and a drum with absolutely no difficulty and they glow very nicely." – Gloria Sevey
"This glow in the dark glass was such a pleasure to work with! The beautiful aqua blue glow was very strong and made for a great effect! The glass melted very easily and was not shocky at all. This glass creates a really cool silhouette look when adding black decoration on the bead. A great addition to the 104 line!" – Michelle Veizaga
"The glow in the dark rods break if you look at them wrong. And you can literally snap them with your fingers with almost no effort. The glow bits in the rods are rather large and I think the breaking happens where there are more of them. I did look at them through a polariscope and did not see any stress." – JameyLynn
"I have used glow powder but it is not as convenient as ready made cane. Definitely a different look as well. CiM's glow rods are quite viscous when hot and crack easily when they cool a bit. But the finished pieces are just fine. I was up very early this morning and discovered a pendant I made with the clear based glow still glowing faintly after 8 hours without light." – Chris Haussler
"From my experience making my own glow in the dark rods and using others, shockiness is kind of the nature of the beast. The trick is to warm high in the flame for some time, then bring it down to the working flame area." – Renee Wiggins
"The glow in the dark was very shocky but all my beads survived." – Lori Peterson

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.


"I used Vetrofond clear for the pumpkin. I had to work longer to get the teal soft enough to twist. I hope it doesn't cause cracking due to the difference in viscosity."
Chris Haussler
"My first impression of both Aiko & Clear glow glasses: very different viscosity. I pulled a piece of the Aiko out into 2mm or so stringer and used that in a galaxy pendant with dichro. The frit pieces really show up. It is quite viscous when hot and cracks easily when it cools a bit. But the finished pieces are just fine. I have been very happy with the glow glass I have played with so far."
Chris Haussler