Val Cox Red Currant

Lampwork Colour Guide -> Frit Blends -> Val Cox Red Currant

Amy’s notes: This frit was very versatile and worked great with the 104 COE backdrop. I did have some issues with it when trying to make too many spacers on one mandrel. I think it may be a bit on the sensitive side to thermal shock. I also don’t recommend using it with the K100 Leaded Clear, as the lead and red react to produce more of a brown colour (unless that’s what you are looking for!) I used Kugler K110 Unleaded Clear and Uroboros Clear (both in 96 COE) for encasing/otherwise embedding the frit in the glass (such as with my swirly spacers), and Effetre/Vetrofond 104 COE for many variations of frit on the surface. No issues with compatibility cracks or thermal cracks, except when I tried to make 12+ spacers on one mandrel! (bad habit of mine that I can usually get away with).


Val Cox Red Currant in Kugler K110 Unleaded Clear

Val Cox Red Currant on Effetre 204 Pastel White
Val Cox Red Currant swirled in Effetre 204 Pastel White
Val Cox Red Currant on Effetre 232 Pastel Light Turquoise with fine silver wire
Val Cox Red Currant on Vetrofond 955 Seashell Swirl Special Odd with fine silver wire
Val Cox Red Currant on Effetre 219 Pastel Copper Green
Val Cox Red Currant in Kugler K110 Unleaded Clear
Val Cox Red Currant on Effetre 082 Transparent Pale Lavender, with silver foil
Val Cox Red Currant in Uroboros Clear
Val Cox Red Currant encased in Kugler K110 Unleaded Clear. Not quite sure where the blue tones came from, and will have to try this out again to see if I get the same effect.