Love color? Get slymed!

Since glassblowers generally pull from the same collections of glass, often they’ll use similar colors. When you’re browsing through your favorite online or local headshop for a new water pipe, you may spot a color of glass that grabs you, even though that color shows up from several different vendors. Right now, one of the most popular colors among glassblowers is called “slyme.”

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Slyme glass is recognizable from its bright ectoplasm-esque hue and the many tiny air bubbles inside the glass. The most common slyme color is bright green, but purple and pink are also used regularly. Sometimes just a simple slyme accent on a generic handpipe or flowerbowl will make all the difference in aesthetic.

Since slyme glass is artisanally colored, it requires more money and energy to make, which is why many slyme glass pieces tend to be on the pricier side.

 

 

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Common Slyme Motifs

Since slyme has such a distinct appearance, many glassblowers use it to add dripping or bubble motifs to their pipes. Often, glassblowers will also use monster or octopus designs. Slyme can also be used as an accent for lip wraps and joints! Since slyme glass has varying degrees of transparency, sometimes it is even mixed or marbled with other glass colors.

Slyme Glass at Smoke Cartel

If you’re into more of the heady pieces, Chubz Glass also use slyme glass on their "Celestial Toker" Smoking Stones! Slyme accents also appear on the UPC "Laylo" Standing Bubbler, and on the stem of the Empire Glassworks "That's No Moon" Mini Sphere Rig

Keep checkin’ our collection for dope slyme pieces, and keep on smokin’!



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