Your happiness is guaranteed. If for any reason you aren't thrilled with Val Cox Frit, let me know and I'll make it right.
All Val Cox Frit is shipped from this 201 year-old farmhouse in central Vermont. To calculate shipping to your address, visit the US Postal Services site.
The cost of shipping is based on weight. One way to save on shipping is to take advantage of USPS Flat Rate shipping. You can pack a lot of frit in a small Priority Flat Rate box; specifically, 12 refills, 13 half jars, or 54 samples.
If you have any questions about shipping, please ask me.
Val Cox Frit was established in 2002. Back then, it was common to refer to the standard jar of frit as a "4oz" jar. That's an average weight and not always accurate since the weight of each frit color depends on the metal oxides it contains. For instance, blue tones are lighter than pinks and purples generally.
In any case, Val Cox Frit is sold by volume, not by weight. We fill the jar regardless of its weight. The standard jar holds 1/4 cup, plus one level tablespoon of frit. The refill bag is the same amount in a heavy duty ziplock bag.
The full jar is 2" x 1 1/5"
The half-jar is half the size of the standard jar and holds half the amount.
The sample bag holds one level tablespoon. The average weight of the sample bag is one ounce, or roughly 25 grams.
All of Val Cox Frit is made with premium furnace glass (96coe). The metal oxides that give furnace glass its intense color also make it more elastic. This means that Val Cox Frit is compatible with Moretti / Effetre / Vetrofond (104COE) as long as you use it in moderation. A conservative rule of thumb is 5% of the weight of the bead. This rule of thumb works to your advantage in designs as well. Furnace glass colors can be intense, so applying a small amount not only works best, it looks best.
Special note about Effetre (Moretti) Ivory. I happen to love this as a base color but it's reactive and doesn't always play nice with other reactives, so test first.
Generally, the yellow and orange tones are not as elastic the pinks and purples, so if you are working with Moretti (104coe), work these colors on the surface instead of encasing to avoid cracking issues.
Orange will become black where it comes in contact with silver foil. It can be a beautiful effect but if that's not what you have in mind, test first.