If you think about it, the name Chameleon Glass is probably the best way to describe the brand that came up with a glass that has the ability to change color. I was blown away when I heard about this. Of course, I knew about color changing paint that’s sprayed on cars.
I remember seeing it for the first time, as i’m sure you do. The myriad of colours being displayed in the space of seconds as the Ferrari F50 passes me while I stare in amazement from the sidewalk. Mesmerizing.
Now this effect can be applied to glass at a low cost, meaning that all kinds of industries can shock and awe consumers in the millions.
One of the latest applications for this is for smoking accessories; Pipes and pendants are now sub atomically charged up with colorful energy that almost has a mind of its own. Some look like mystical galaxies, shimmering and sparkling as they’re forced into the small space of a pipe in the palm of your hand.
Others look like the background of a full on DMT trip featuring color shifts that are only seen when looking into a kaleidoscope.
With the ever increasing popularity of one off hand blown glass pieces, its giving glass artists the chance to experiment with a range of colors that are usually “off the grid” in terms of commonality.
Unfortunately, many glass blowers stick to the same usual palette because lesser used colors are difficult to work with and usually more expensive.
So, when you get an experimental artist that is wanting to turn some heads and raise a few eyebrows, they naturally push the boundaries and come up with the most amazing works of art!
So,let’s talk about the glass itself. The secret behind the Chameleon Glass is the fuming. Fuming is the process of vaporizing a precious metal such as silver, gold and platinum onto clear glass.
This atomized metal is what causes the glass to appear to change color. Notice the word “appear”. I’ll let you into a little secret. It doesn’t actually change color at all.
Light enters the glass and bounces around, as the reflected light exists the glass, it passes through the fume layer. Different metals produce different light prisms as the light exits the glass, giving the appearance of a change of color.
Here are some examples of how off the grid some of these colors are:
- Alien Tech – A striking color that defies placement on the palette – it changes depending on how you use it.
- Blue Leprechaun – A chromium based color that catches light, then magnifies it and launches it back at you in a billion points of light.
- Marlee – A meld of Red, Green, Yellow and Black. Colors that are formulated to get past the fact These colors don’t necessarily like each other or work well together, but for some reason this collection works in glass. A real brain bender!
- Slyme – Translucent or worked into opacity, this color POPS when paired with opaque dark colors that creates an addiction for your eyes.
As you can tell, Chameleon Glass has a lot of possibilities, with an almost endless assortment of color combinations.
So, usually we typically discuss the topic of cannabis smoking here, so we can stick to that for now.
If you haven’t noticed, over the last decade laws against cannabis have relaxed, consumption has generally increased, which obviously opens the flood gates for new products. Shatters, waxes, oils and resins have created a huge market for oil rigs.
More oil rigs means more competition so more producers are experimenting with designs, colors and techniques trying to push their limits and come up with the next big product. Some companies have collaborated with others (See the UV collab with Roor Glass) creating pendants, wine glasses and dabbers.
Stunningly beautiful Chameleon Glass carb caps are being seen in dab rip videos all over social media.
These new and innovative products weren’t even thought of 10 years ago, let alone made with the most jaw dropping display of color, like pieces of art, but instead of hanging on the wall, they’re on your table or shelf.