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I’m looking for clear glass with a high lead content. I like how copper inclusions look with this type of glass. I would like about 3 to 5 pounds. It will not be used to make items for eating or touching the skin due to safety considerations.
Can you work with billets? Gaffer makes a casting crystal with a high lead content – and beautiful refraction – but it is only available in billets. These folks sell it:
Firing lead glass is safe. If you are going to do any cold-working/grinding/sandblasting then you really need to take respiratory safety seriously. Breathing in ground lead glass is a bad thing.
Thanks for the tip – I hadn’t thought of the risks while cold working only while wearing or eating from the finished project.
Billets aren’t my first choice but I could hammer them into submission if I can’t find anything else:-)
Thanks for the suggestion.