Helios is a golden-yellow silver-reduction glass that develops a metallic luster when reduced. Pink-tinged highlights develop with repeated reduction. Helios works best on the surface of the bead.
Work in a neutral flame. Cool until the glass is no longer glowing. Expose the glass to a reduction flame, while keeping it from getting hot. Brief (5-10 seconds) and repeated exposures produces the best results.
See our How To section for more detailed working information and tips on using our reduction colors.
Our second quality rods are less than perfect in shape. They may be too large, too small, too short, chipped, twisted or have an inclusion. They have all passed both our compatibility test and our color test, just not our pretty rod test.