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Mike E etc
07-11-2002, 10:16 AM
Despite my aversion to putting a name to my work I do call this style of marble Colliding Galaxies. The main ingredients in this style are silver and gold foils plus two different types of vaseline glass, one new (Jan Burrows) and the other vaseline glass is a vintage glass. http://www.vaselineglass.org/ This marble also has a tiny bit of intense black, the dark stripe.
7/8" czech clear and colors, mostly.
07-11-2002, 10:19 AM
Those are so cool! Apt name too!
sparkle, sparkle, sparkle.....I'd love to see one up close.
Even the photo shoots off light.
07-11-2002, 10:21 AM
More treasure from the Master...Fitting name...they look like a NASA photo...amazing.
07-11-2002, 10:22 AM
Wow - love that style! And all those component glasses are compatible?! Impressive. Vaseline glass is a favorite of mine, though I've never tried it for lampwork.... B2
Gorgeous! Those would be good in the new Solar System project here at WC :)
07-11-2002, 10:33 AM
Very, very cool, Mike! I'm new here so not familiar with everyone yet ... are marbles your specialty? I've never heard of Vaseline glass but am going to check out your link.
I don't know if you saw my other post (on Betty's "I'm in awe! thread"), asking where you live in Iowa ... I am from NE Iowa also (Waterloo).
07-11-2002, 11:20 AM
Oh, Mike. That marble is stunning. What a beautiful shimmer!
And thanks for the link on vaseline glass. I'd heard of it but had absolutely NO CLUE what in the world it was. You learn something new (or many things new if its WC) every day!
07-11-2002, 01:03 PM
I'm practically speechless...and that is rare. The marble looks like you could fall into it and float for eternity.
07-11-2002, 01:08 PM
Mike, that marble is amazing! Wow! :clap:
You are definitely the master...to be able to make Lauri speechless is truly an art in itself! :p
07-11-2002, 01:16 PM
Mike, what a gorgeous marble that is!! I could look at it for a long time.
Can I have it?
Beth, notice that Lauri said "practically". I've never witnessed Lauri speechless. I'd think the world had come to an end. :D
07-11-2002, 01:39 PM
Yes, practically is amazing enough...completely would be an "end of the world" kind of thing! :p
07-11-2002, 03:00 PM
Now Betty that's what I was going to say...
I would love to see those in person.
07-11-2002, 03:02 PM
Mike, that is 3 views of the same marble, correct?...or are there 3 of those beauties around??
07-11-2002, 03:03 PM
Gorgeous....that is one marble I would never lose!
07-11-2002, 05:25 PM
Beautiful Marble Mike! Just beautiful!!!
This is the most incredible marble I have seen... My father worked at NASA and he would have loved it!
Joy:clap: :cat: :clap:
07-11-2002, 11:00 PM
These are just so beautiful, they took my breath away. No kidding!
07-11-2002, 11:06 PM
Mike. I made one just like that by accident.. gave it away. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
07-11-2002, 11:28 PM
Absolutely amazing. That is the most incredible marble I've ever seen! I love it!!
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07-11-2002, 11:30 PM
Hey Mike - make more. We need to keep Lauri speechless a bit longer :D B2
07-12-2002, 02:26 AM
Mike E etc
07-12-2002, 07:39 AM
The colliding galaxy marbles were one of the reasons I was in a panic to get more gold foil. At marble shows I also mention the 'back ground radiation' for the fans of NASA and all things stars and space because of the vaseline glass.
Compatibility, the vintage vaseline glass is in thin tubes and is applied as a dot or two in the marble. All the glass is near 104 coe with the new vaseline glass from Jan being about 108 coe.
Three views of the same marble. And yes marbles are one of my specialties. The main one last couple years. I have a strong interest in murrine and paperweights.
Thanks everyone. Please ask questions anytime. And where are all those lampworkers who make all those great beads. I know you have made marbles ;),
Lauri I'm practically speechless...and that is rare. Be careful, this may be one of those instances that the marble looks really bad in person;) . But just in case here are three views of another one;
Mike, will post some more pic. when this thread goes away:D E.
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