Disco Sparkle, 9958 Rods
Disco Sparkle, 9958 is an exciting sparkle color. It is a concentrated silver metallic color in a clear base. This allows Disco Sparkle, 9958 to be mixed into almost any color. While many people use the color full strength, others mix it down as much as 10 parts of clear (or color) to 1 part of Disco Sparkle, 9958. Even if using the rod full strength it is best to remix the color prior to using for a smooth, highly reflective surface.
Working Tip: Disco likes to be worked cool as to avoid yellowing... Treat it like a Crayon color.
Artist Description by Mike Shelbo:
"This is the sparkle color of all sparkle colors.
Glass Alchemy created this color for several reasons. It can be worked into and mixed with other colors to create your own new sparkle colors. Disco Sparkle can be worked without encasement for an extremely dense sparkle finish that is smooth to the touch but looks as though there is a textured surface. For a wide variety of uses, I melt and condense a rod of 7mm Disco Sparkle into smaller thicker sections and use a thin encasement of clear 3mm rod and redraw out to desired cane size, usually about 4mm. This leaves you with an easily workable and still very dense sparkle finish.
Take the ratio of five inches of 7mm clear rod and a half inch of Disco Sparkle and mix thoroughly for the look of a light amount of sparkle needed to accent or encase another color. If you plan to blow Disco Sparkle out into thin bubbles make sure to encase in clear. Disco Sparkle can also handle encasement under thick clear." - Mike Shelbo