Copper ruby vs Selenium/Cadmium and "striking"
Re: Red Chinese glass beads - questions -- beadiste Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadiste Post Reply
02/04/2018, 14:37:08

Re-reading Rick Sprague's Beads:Journal... article 1990 Vol.2, found this:

"The demonstration was of the making of a small, teardrop-shaped ear bob. This item is made without a wire insert from a clear-glass rod that turns ruby red when heated."

Am I mistaken in thinking that lead glass with copper [later: gold glass also strikes to ruby] is what requires reheating to "strike" the color? This is not necessary with selenium/cadmium ruby glass?

Could the duskier red beads on the left in my photos be copper red?

Modified by beadiste at Sun, Feb 04, 2018, 14:38:53

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