The Just as the name implies, Orange Elvis is a mix of the self-striking Red Elvis and the lightly reactive amber/purple type Yellow Elvis. This makes it an easy-strike colour that will flame strike a lighter reddish orange, or can be brought back to clear in the flame and then kiln strike for a darker reddish-orange look. Layer over clear to make a more true transparent orange. Oxy flames bring out brighter tones, reduction gives softer earthier colours due to the a/p component. In the images you can see the same pipe before and after kiln striking the Orange Elvis.
What is Second Quality?
This glass came out with some flaws from the production process. Typically, this means a few inclusions in the rod or tube, and usually these can be picked out as you work the glass. Luckily for us we don’t have a lot of seconds, but they can be a great deal for the cost-conscious glass worker.