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Title: Peacock Feather
Post by: Administrator on February 16, 2019, 11:10:10 AM
Here's a question by Victor Chiarizia: I need to make a piece for a friend that has that tiffany style peacock iridecencent look to it. any ez ways to do it...and how about colors? thanks, vic

Google Image search: Peacock Feather Glass (https://www.google.com/search?q=tiffany+%22peacock+feather%22+blown+glass+lamp&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CUfQATBZJuWsIjjpVyXe0VBX7ppcRvxNhyO0wjWngPe6cj_1mrSTKLJ4B9n5BohljJEbZkdGHZgqkWZeB8dRNROyuyioSCelXJd7RUFfuEcaxxhFJzueRKhIJmlxG_1E2HI7QRwTfLxzzurusqEgnCNaeA97pyPxE6TYfcXhBYQioSCeatJMosngH2ESDU2S3jkPj3KhIJfkGiGWMkRtkRFOW4Y_167Du8qEgmR0YdmCqRZlxGwnANiVvVL5SoSCYHx1E1E7K7KEUT7G9o98KLq&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWlKP53sDgAhXKMd8KHZ54BW0Q9C96BAgBEBs&biw=1280&bih=578&dpr=2.5)

John Van Koningsveld: Two contrasting silver based glasses, reduced and sprayed with lots of stannous.

Rich Federici:
 Vic,
Brilliant gold (K212) or Iris gold (218) threaded with cobalt blue. These colors produce that look really well. comb with a hooked pick, and spray as John suggests and there you go!

A nice extra element suggested by Eben Horton:

no frit.. use powder. you can go full monty if you make some murrain to simulate the center of the peacock feather... Id use gaffer's black luster for that..

If i was going to do a copy, id use R-218 powder- thread it with copper ruby wrap.. feather it and then apply the murrine.

And finally, a non-fumed version by Charles Friedman:
I have done a roller wrap with two or three colors, with one of them a striking metallic color, like R-215. Then rake up three times and down twice. No fumes.