Firedragon (Ltd Run) 1/4 Kilo

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1/4 Kilo of Firedragon (Ltd Run) CiM Glass Rods, 11-12 rods.

Ltd Run colours are manufactured in extremely small quantities and might not be repeated again so the advice is always to buy as much as you can if you like it.

Firedragon is described as a "Bright transparent red"


"I love Firedragon! It is a brilliant red, much like Maraschino even though CiM describes it as an oranger version of Sangre. When I worked it, it performed much like Maraschino. The red spacer on the left is Maraschino and the red spacer on the right is Firedragon. Regardless, it is the perfect Chinese red."
Lori Peterson

"Oh, this is a gorgeous glass. In rod form, Firedragon is similar to Sangre, and it works like Sangre too but Firedragon ends up as a much more orangey red. I used Firedragon like I do Sangre: make the bead, heat it until no wisps are visible, bring it out of the flame for ten seconds, where it will cool to a pale orange, then gently reheat for ten seconds so the red blooms, then I give it another ten seconds out of the flame before putting it into the hot kiln. Timing the reheating is important as I found the longer you reheat it the darker red it goes. No bubbles, no shocking and no livery brown streaks that sometimes occur in reds. The photo shown here is Firedragon over Effetre White 204." Read more at Laura's blog.

Laura Sparling



"A core of Firedragon with layers of clear, silver glass and 99% fine silver wire created this flat focal bead. A crystal shape with similar layering was decorated with Oracle Black dots." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette

"Firedragon is a vibrant red on the orangey side. These four beads are all struck differently with the bead on the right being only lightly reheated."
Gloria Sevey

"I really like Firedragon as it works beautifully with Double Helix glass and produces some beautiful beads. It works well using CiM Clear between the layers. Encase with DH Zephyr for best silver color reactions. If you omit the clear glass separating layer, the reaction will bloom with deeper blues and ambers making for a much darker toned bead. As a result, the Firedragon becomes more brown in tone." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette

"A nice transparent red that strikes slowly and not in the kiln, giving you some options to play with varied color." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson

"A gorgeous red in rod form, in a finished bead a more orangey-red and reminds me of the reddish glow of a lit fireplace. It has a wonderful inner glow and works beautifully with silver glass. It's not red, yet it is not orange, but somewhere in-between. Deeper orange than Clockwork. A favourite of mine."
Juliette Mullett