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Glass Volume Discount:

- 15% off all glass orders over 5 pounds *

- 20% off all glass orders over 10 pounds *

* discount does not apply to Double Helix, Lauscha Tri's and packaged assortments, but all glass counts towards total poundage.


Item#: DRAE2
Double Helix Aether2 Rod

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Item#: DRAI
Double Helix Aion 2 Rod
Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRAR
Double Helix Arke Rod
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Arke is the production version of our most popular test batch from the 2013 ISGB Gathering, IL-581. It can develop exterior metallic finishes of silver, gold, green, red and blue.  Variations in flame chemistry, exposure time and temperature alter which metals are deposited on the surface of the glass.  The green metallic finish in the stock photo was achieved using a "hot" reduction flame.  The silver tone resulted from brief exposure to a "cool" reduction flame, while the red tones were developed by repeated reduction. Contrast between these metallic finishes can be highlighted by using a small oxidizing flame to remove the metallic luster from selected portions of the bead, then re-exposing the bead to a reduction flame, building metallic layers of alternating composition.

Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRAU
Double Helix Aurae Rod
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Auare, also known as "pinky- purple luster". If you like Triton you'll love his pink baby sister!

Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRBO
Double Helix Boreas Rod
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Click 'HERE' to watch a video tutorial on reducing and encasing the Super Lusters


Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRCL
Double Helix Clio Rod
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Clio is our first color-shifting, reducing and striking glass. The colors will shift in different light sources. Once struck or reduced that color shift is altered. Thus, many color outcomes are possible with this unique color chemistry.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DREK
Double Helix Ekho Rod
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Ekho was designed to offer features of both reduction and striking colors.  Ekho can retain a pearlescent luster under encasement, while striking during normal beadmaking operations.  For best results, Work Hot, Cool, Reduce, and Encase.  Melting the clear encasement using a cool flame will encourage a "mother of pearl" luster, while reheating the encased Ekho will further develop the struck tones

Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DREL
Double Helix Elektra2 Rod
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This aquamarine glass can be reduced to metallic mirror effects, creamy blues and greens or if reduced repeatedly or heavily, strong reds.

Price: $72.00 /lb
Item#: DREU
Double Helix Euros Rod
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Euros is an opaque white glass that with different heat treatments can produce lavender veining, a blushed ivory or when reduced can fume to a creamy ivory luster with tiny, gold colored spots.

Price: $60.00 /lb
Item#: DRGA
Double Helix Gaia Rod
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This rich green glass strikes easily in a slightly reducing flame, while remaining clean in a neutral or oxidizing flame.  Upon striking, Gaia can produce surface coloration ranging from blues to greens and creams.  Heavy reduction can yield red streaks, while very heavy reduction can develop a metallic iridescence. 

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRHE
Double Helix Helios Rod
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A golden-yellow citrine, jewel tone super luster.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRHY
Double Helix Hyperion Rod R/S
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Arelative of Clio and our CX test series. A prototype was given out at the UK Flame Off and we've had many requests since then. We pre-released Hyperion at the ISGB Gathering and it sold out in just two hours!

It's a strong reduction color that is designed to strike automatically during the bead making process to medium amber. To maintain the cleanest color, reset Hyperion until the glass appears clear, and reduce very lightly. Encasing the light reduction in clear results in a purple pearlescent luster with a warm, honey colored undertone.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRIA
Double Helix Iaso Rod
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Iaso (eye-ay-sow)
Related to Iris, this color has a high copper content and is capable of yielding bronze metallic exterior lusters.  Like Iris, brief but repeated exposure to a small, cool reduction flame produces the best results.  The temperature of the beads surface, as well as the intensity, duration, and frequency of reduction determines the final outcome. Variations in the luster can be accentuated by using a very small oxidizing flame to selectively erase portions of the luster, then repeating the reduction process.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRIR
Double Helix Iris Rod
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DH's most popular 2014 test batch, AX-605 is now a regular production color, Iris!  This reduction color can yield a multicolored metallic iridescent luster.  Though designed specifically for exterior applications, the silver portion of the luster will hold up under encasement.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRKA
Double Helix Kalypso Rod
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Kalypso is an opaque version of Clio. If Clio is like strawberry wine then Kalypso is like raspberries and cream with the shimmer of the summer sun. She reduces, strikes, and maintains her shimmer under an encasing layer.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRKH
Double Helix Khaos Rod
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Khaos is a super saturated silver opal. 

To strike, work hot, cool and reheat.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRLU3
Double Helix Luna3 Rod
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Luna 3 has less browns and more pinks, purples and bluesthen Luna 2.1.

Luna is a striking color so work hot, cool and reheat todeveloppurples, pinks, andblues. We had the best results reheating for 10-15 seconds in the tip of the flame.

Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRME
Double Helix Melia Rod
Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DROK
Double Helix Okeanos Rod
Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRPS
Double Helix Psyche Rod

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Item#: DRRH
Double Helix Rhea Rod
Price: $150.00 /lb
Item#: DRSK
Double Helix Skylla Rod
Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRTE
Double Helix Terranova2.1 Rod
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Terranova2.1 is a highly saturated silver ruby.  A tremendously varied color, it is capable of blues, greens, purples, reds, browns and can produce copper red webs in a reduction flame.  The depth and hue of these colors are dependent on the heat treatment given.  Working hotter or colder, doing a lot of shaping or a little, all of these and more will affect the color.  

It is available in three different versions.  Our standard Terranova2.1, Terranova2.1 Light and Terranova2.1 Dark. The standard rods are brown.  Terranova2.1 Light rods are blond and Terranova2.1 Dark rods are gray.  You can see pictures of the rods by clicking on view more images.  Although the same color palette can be achieved with all three of them, they require different heat treatments.  We have separated them into these three categories to help you achieve as repeatable a process as possible.  

Work hot, cool and reheat.  Reduce for metallic effects.

Price: $120.00 /lb
Item#: DRTE2
Double Helix Terra2 Rods
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She's back!  Terra was originally released in April of 2007 and was our most popular color.  Unfortunately the formula was unstable and we could only produce a few batches of her.  We've been trying to solve the mystery for 3 years while  our customers pleaded with us to bring her back!  

Finally the mystery is solved and Terra2 is here!  Using the same colorant system we used in the original Terra but in a stabilized formula we have recreated Terra.  She is opaque; she lusters and maintains her luster under clear.  She strikes and does it easily under an encasement.  We recommend you work hot, cool, reduce and encase.


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Item#: DRTH
Double Helix Thallo Rods
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Thallo is an emerald green super luster. Repeated brief reductions create a palette of exterior lusters; silvers, golds, blues and purples. It was developed from the populartest batches OX-459 and TO-578.

Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRTR
Double Helix Triton Rod
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Triton is an extra strength super luster on a cobalt blue base. It can produce a satin iridescence, swirls of multi-colored silver and retain its luster under clear. 

Work in a neutral flame, allow to cool for a few seconds, reheat far out in a large reducing flame.  For the multi-colored satin effect work in the tip of a larger reduction flame, let cool and then briefly reduce again.

Price: $96.00 /lb
Item#: DRZE
Double Helix Zephyr Rod 4-6Mm
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Zephyr is a clear glass that has been formulated to melt smoothly and easily, resist boiling and scumming, have a low reactivity with silver lusters, exhibit a low seed count and have a pristine surface due to careful handling.

Price: $48.00 /lb
Item#: DRZE-8
Double Helix Zephyr Rod 6-9Mm

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Item#: TBD104-03
Belladonna Black Diamond

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