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30cm (18 g)
Kalypso (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 Kalypso
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:
Kalypso is an opaque version of Clio. If Clio is like strawberry wine then Kalypso is like raspberries and cream with the shimmer of the summer sun. She reduces, strikes, and maintains her shimmer under an encasing layer. Based off of test batches NE-323, KA-356 and KA-357.

Jed's Color Tips

Kalypso is designed to be a strong luster glass that also strikes. In most applications, the strike occurs without any additional effort. For best results, work Kalypso quite hot when you apply it to the mandrel. This "resets" the Kalypso, allowing for a clean strike. after the bead is shaped, allow the glass to cool until the glow is gone. Then turn up your propane a bit, and pass the bead through the far reaches of the flame, giving it a light and gentle reduction. Next, encase the bead, melting your clear in a neutral flame. Take care to avoid burning off the metallic luster. I do not recommend using Aether clear with Kalypso, due to adverse color reactions. Melt the clear in using a not-to-intense flame. The Kalypso should strike as the clear is melted in.

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 Kalypso 18g
  • Shipping Weight: 0.018kg
  • 6 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Double Helix


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 April, 2016.

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