Alien Skin

What does Alien Skin Mean?

Alien Skin is a form of encasement and many times a form of bubble trap.  Elev8 Premier makes alien skin by fuming a tube with gold and silver that has been rolled to get indents  These indents become small air bubbles while also allowing the fume to concentrate.

More Info on Alien Skin

This is a very neat technique we love here at Elev8 Premier. There are a lot of names for this. Its a form of bubble trap, sleeving and fuming. What is alien skin to us – WOW is how this makes us feel when we see it, so it must be out of this world.  How it sometimes made is a dark tube, maybe jet black is used.  Sometimes a blower will make their won coil pot tube. Once the blower has the colored tube they will roll it on a frog or take a knife and put lines into it. Then the blower will fume the glass with silver and or gold. We prefer to get that perfect fume of silver mixed with gold to get that amazing green color. Once you have this the blower takes it and puts it inside a clear tube of glass and then removes the air around it. This traps small air bubbles in the glass, hence why we call it bubble trap also.

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