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30cm (18 g)
Melia (4-6 mm)
246 €/kg

4.43€
incl. 19% VAT
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You will receive one glass rod approximately 30cm long when you buy this article.

Below you will find a table describing the product you will receive:

Double Helix Colour Name Melia
Price per Kilogram (incl. 19% VAT) 246 €/kg
Weight per 30cm 18 grams
Price per 30cm (incl. 19% VAT) 4.43 €
Diameter of Rod (Approximate) 4-6 mm
COE (Coefficient of Expansion) approx. 104 x 10-7


Description from Double Helix:
The production version of test batch CC-629, Melia is a satin textured, iridescent luster glass. Also related to the Arke, Iris, and Iaso. At least three types of luster effects are possible; a straight silver luster, an iridescent luster, and a textured satin finish. Super heating Melia will cause a separation of components, creating striations and veining when reduced.
To achieve the iridescent luster; pass the bead through a small, cool reduction flame. Repeat until the desired color saturation is visible.
To achieve the textured satin effect; repeatedly pass the bead through the farthest reaches of a medium reduction flame, taking care to avoid getting the bead too hot. We have found that a 10" flame with 4" candles works well for this technique.
Using a variety of reduction techniques, Melia can yield silver, teal, magenta, and turquoise lusters with or without the textured satin finish. In the sample bead, the iridescent effect was developed first, followed by the textured satin effect.

This glass is excellent for glass bead making and other types of glass lampworking, and is compatible with other glass rods that have a coefficient of expansion of "104".


  • Model: DH Melia 18g
  • Shipping Weight: 0.018kg
  • 13 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Double Helix


This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 24 March, 2016.

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