vibrant, beautiful, and nearly impossible to make.
did you know the word 'passion' comes from latin "to suffer"?
even on a phone call from new zealand, John Leggott's passion is palpable. he has gone through a lot to make the perfect red glass. it took he and his company, gaffer glass, 5 years to perfect the recipe, and yet the process is so meticulous and precise that it only comes out right half the time. “it’s almost impossible, and it doesn’t get easier,” says Mr. Leggott.
basically, the red glass has to cool down until it is almost solid but not quite, and then stay there for hours, during which time the cadmium inside of it forms a crystal structure that creates a pure, vibrant red.
on top of that, once we at glassybaby receive the glass color bar, we have to use 4-5 times more of it than normal to make each votive.
that’s why we have only made 300 ‘red licorice’ votives. the only reason we bother to make any at all is because they are the perfect red. no other glass is so vibrant, thick, and alive like this.
to celebrate giving tuesday, and because this product is so rare and special, we’ve decided to create a special giving initiative to go with it. $50 from the sale of each ‘red licorice’ will be donated to the Rosemary Ford Future of Oncology Nursing Scholarships, to help develop the next generation of compassionate oncology nurses.
don’t shop too fast, but shop quick, because ‘red licorice’ is a glorious, one-time-only color with giving that goes a long way.
shop ‘red licorice’ here.