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Another go at sandblasting!

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Another go at gold fuming and then sandblasting - getting there....

Gold fuming is done by placing a tiny piece of 22 or 24k gold in the flame of the torch and hold the bead to be fumed higher up in the flame. The gold vapourises and travels along the flame, coating the bead in a thin layer of gold. If you are using clear glass, the gold turns the clear a beautiful transparent pink initially and the more you apply, the thicker the layer of gold.

This happened to this bead, and I kinda hoped that when I sandblasted the surface, that the pink would remain, but unfortunately it didn't.  Nevermind, still a beautiful bead!

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