Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crackle Glass

Hi HIllary,
I don't have a lot of crackle pieces in my collection but I must admit I really am enjoying several that I have picked up lately. Hope you do as well.
From the left you have a Myers designed Blenko #629 (8 1/4") with a Blenko #6427 (25 1/2") in the middle and a Blenko #6849 (14") on the right. All of these are in a wonderful deep Tangerine.


sweetdoc said...
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DrAnnu said...

Is it just me?
The tangerine of yesterday is much richer, deeper and has such depth. The 90s tangerine and now this dreamcycle are just blant.
Why the switch in colors?
Hilary if you know the answer, can you suggest they return to older colors?

Anonymous said...

Its not just you.
The chemist who worked at Blenko left years ago
they now try to mix colors but nobody does it quiet like they use to.
I heard this in 2007 while visiting Blenko.

susan said...

just read this comment about your family.
Are you OK and is your Mom OK?
My prayers are with you.

susan said...

I've heard those stories also
of the chemist who leave with formulas
I find this difficult to believe.
Anyone at BLenko willing to comment?

Anonymous said...

Is crackle an accident
or they do this on purpose?

sweetdoc said...

Beautiful color

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that crackle glass is produced by dunking the hot glass in water and then remelting it in the furnace. I would think it would explode when the hot glass hits the water.