Oracle Opal 2 is a cleaner brighter formula than Oracle Opal. Oracle Opal 2 is a striking glass that produces a range of misty opal tones. It easily resets to crystal clear, initiating the striking process. After resetting, Oracle Opal 2 will cool to a faint translucent opalescence. Further exposure to flame temperatures around 1000°F will cause more extensive opacification.
For Best Results: Higher temperatures and longer annealing times can initiate further striking of the opal. Encasing the Opal will also add heat and time so adjust your annealing accordingly or plan on having more opacity.
The Bead: Zephyr core, layer of Oracle Opal 2, encased in Zephyr, with Oracle Opal 2 scroll-work
The Oracle Project – responsibly manufactured, low toxicity glasses made in the USA, without Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Nickel, or Selenium. Balancing viscosity curves, opacity, tonality, surface tension, and thermal shock resistance, to create glass that is a pleasure to work with in the flame.
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.