Opalescent and super smooth, Moonstone is very flame-friendly. We suggest a neutral flame, but it can be used in a variety of flame types. Use it over or under any 33CTE compatible glass to create instant AuraTones. It can also be layered with clear to mimic silver fuming.
Our AuraTones are intentionally phase separated, creating an inner-atmosphere or “aura”. The two amorphous phases contained within the glass can set up internal stresses while working. This means quick flame annealing is not always adequate for this color, particularly with large, complex, or thick parts.
Garage often and give the piece plenty of soak time based on its size and shape.
Recommended Garage/Anneal temp 1100°F
A good rule of thumb is to double your soak time for thick and/or hollow forms with interior components. As with any complex glassblowing, we suggest using a polariscope whenever possible to make sure all stress is relieved before moving on to next steps/assembly.