“OMG, they forgot my orange transparent glass, and I wanted to make rainbows and now there is no orange…” was what I thought when I was organizing the giant box of sheet glass I ordered from Bullseye recently - at first glance there appeared to be two yellows and no orange.
But of course there was no mistake - one of the two yellow looking sheets was indeed marked with the “1125” code for the orange glass, which upon looking closer is marked as a “striker” and promised to fuse to a deep orange. Here are my results!
Preparing rainbow to fire
Below is the picture pre-fire - the second strip from the top is the Orange 1125. Each of these strips is 5/8” tall. I capped the whole thing with a piece of 3mm clear Tekta.
And here is the result after firing! This is after a full-fuse. As you can see, it isn’t just the orange that came out more brilliant in color, all the colors are brighter! I would like to find another purple to use, but other than that, I love how this rainbow turned out! I’m planning to embellish it a little and then slump it on a wave mold.
One last pic to really show the contrast - Orange 1125 sheet glass on the left, full-fused rainbow on the right. The 1125 is the second color down in the rainbow.