Iris gold is a transparent, reactive gold frit available here in #5 chunks.
Iris gold is perfect for pulling into stringers. I like to preheat them in a hot kiln, then remove with tweezers or forecips and melt in the flame. Once the gather starts to melt, pull as thick or thin as you’d like. Reduces to gold.
If left raised on the surface of your bead (as pictured), this glass reduces to a true golden metallic. Make your bead as normal, then lay on the Iris Gold and quickly flash your bead in a reduction flame to bring out it’s luster. Place in kiln.