Way back when the rand exchange was more reasonable, I was able to buy special glass rods. Now with the difficult conditions it is not possible to buy glass rods like boro glass. As mentioned I was able to buy some rods but these days I can’t manage to even buy one rod of clear. I have been reusing some of my duds by re-firing the pendants that I was not happy with. My big problem is having enough clear.
Also I have been wanting some silver glass but the rods I had have been used, so I am left with Morano glass. Don’t get me wrong I love the colours of Morano but sometimes I would like a few different glass rods. However it is up to my prowess to produce something outstanding now and again.