Ossa is the first in our new speckled color family. Based on the popular “speckled luster” test batches OP-434 and OP-507. Ossa is a rich purple lustering glass with thousands of refractive inclusions dispersed throughout each rod. When exposed on the surface, Ossa can be left as a purple speckled glass, or it can be reduced to develop a variety of luster effects. Using variations in flame chemistry, Ossa can produce a solid silver metallic layer, or a multicolored iridescence. When reduced and encased, the inclusions in Ossa produce a textured mother-of-pearl effect reminiscent of some dichroic coatings.
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.