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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Default Purple KM impossible to find?

What is with the discrimination of purple KMs? I have yet to find one online. Anyone know a website with a large collection of KM that might have one in purple?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:13 PM
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hookahstore maybe, they have a massive selection
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Old January 5th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Default Re: Purple KM impossible to find?

u could try and get a purple base. but to find a stem with purple in it would be very difficult
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Purple KM impossible to find?

Personally, I have never seen something like that.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Not a purple stem but a Purple base. I will check out the hookahstore.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: Purple KM impossible to find?

My girl has a purple base. Purchased in Tunisia. But never seen that before.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:15 PM
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My girl has a purple base. Purchased in Tunisia. But never seen that before.
I'm very jealous

I wonder why it's so hard to find. If I do come across one, I will feel special seeing as how they are so rare.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Purple KM impossible to find?

probably the egyptians dont have easy access to the oxides to make purple glass, and no you cant just mix the oxides and chemicals thats make red and blue glass.

if you look around you might find something, you can always get a glass blower to blow a custom vase for you and i can help you if you want to go that route either direction who to talk to or maybe blowing it my self but like i have told a lot of other people here you are probably not going to like the price

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Old January 5th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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probably the egyptians dont have easy access to the oxides to make purple glass, and no you cant just mix the oxides and chemicals thats make red and blue glass.

if you look around you might find something, you can always get a glass blower to blow a custom vase for you and i can help you if you want to go that route either direction who to talk to or maybe blowing it my self but like i have told a lot of other people here you are probably not going to like the price

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How much would a standard KM base go for you reckon? I might have to buy a super awesome stem one day and do this. Sure as hell would keep it away from parties though, might even just be a decoration.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: Purple KM impossible to find?

sahara smoke doesn't offer any purple vases??
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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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How much would a standard KM base go for you reckon? I might have to buy a super awesome stem one day and do this. Sure as hell would keep it away from parties though, might even just be a decoration.
to get a glass blower to make you a vase one off you are looking triple digits, realistically you talking 100-200 bare minimum depending on their costs (studio rental/upkeep varies a lot, you have to blow glass with at least one other person just because it is illogical to do it by your self so you have to pay 2 people and since it is a very skilled labor you are talking 15-20 bucks/hour pay at least). if you want more complicated color work you are looking at more cost. my professor sells his production work in the 350-450 range IIRC to a wholesaler and retails his stuff 500-1000 IIRC, per piece, granted they are bigger and a bit more complicated than a base would be but most of the cost is the time and mark up as apposed to the materials. i will say the shape of the km vase is mold blown in some fashion, not positive on what method they use but getting a one off vase would be free handed and might not have the exact same shape (specifically the shape the bottom has where it sticks out). that being said i do plan to buy a mold with a unique vase shape to make some vases that can be used for hookahs

if you (or any one else) want some more specific info about it or anything with glass blowing feel free to pm me, if i dont know the answer i will know where to find it more than likely. i probably should do a write up here with pictures and what not so people understand how this glass is made for the most part and will understand why paying 20-30 bucks for a piece of glass work will more than likely not get great glass.

i guess this was yet another digression, sorry

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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:03 PM
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I like this one: http://www.discoverhookah.com/store/...e-p-16213.html

Not bell shaped, but pretty.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:41 PM
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If you just need the base, I would probably get a neutral colored base and see if you can decorate it with purple on your own with paints and what not. Could be a good way to make it unique too!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 08:55 PM
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If you just need the base, I would probably get a neutral colored base and see if you can decorate it with purple on your own with paints and what not. Could be a good way to make it unique too!
^^ i cringed

there are some low temp glass enamels you can buy at arts and craft stores that you can "Fire" in your home oven, just have to go up and down carefully/slowly

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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:32 PM
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I am confused as to the cringing. I don't know much about paints...sorry if I said something stupid? My gf is an artist, so I figured if I were to this I would leave it up to her...
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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I am confused as to the cringing. I don't know much about paints...sorry if I said something stupid? My gf is an artist, so I figured if I were to this I would leave it up to her...
no its nothing stupid, i just hate paint on glass, it looks horrid and its very hard to get it to stick well. enamels that get fired on work a lot better, give color like you want but fuse more to the glass

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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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oh ok. I feel like I've seen some nice paint on glass...but I guess I have seen a lot more bad paint jobs too
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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:49 PM
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oh ok. I feel like I've seen some nice paint on glass...but I guess I have seen a lot more bad paint jobs too
depending on the type of paint it can look ok but it wont hold up at all, a lot of the stuff that looks good is usually not paint but enamels that are fused on or graphics of some kind

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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:12 AM
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Maybe I should be on the lookout for purple KM hoses over here in Saudi?
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The reason you don't find any purple hookahs is most likely because there isn't too much call for them.
Which is probably why you don't see too many Hello Kitty themed hookahs.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:35 AM
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The reason you don't find any purple hookahs is most likely because there isn't too much call for them.
Which is probably why you don't see too many Hello Kitty themed hookahs.
Shh don't give Ed Hardy any ideas! LOL
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