Blown glass is not just something that is nice to look at. Sure, there are a large handful of incredibly beautiful pieces being created from artists all over the world. But there are also fun ways to make glass into a beautiful and useful item, such as dishware, vases and jewelry. One of the more commonly used glass pieces in this day and age are glass blown pipes used for legal smoking substances. Glass pipes have become increasingly popular for those participating in recreational marijuana now that it has become legalized in Colorado and Washington. Before you are about to head out and search for a fun new device for your recreational needs, here are some interesting facts to know about glass pipes.
Because those who have an artistic eye typically do glass blowing, there are so many different styles that represent each glass artist when it comes to pipes. Walk into any smoke shop and you will immediately become overwhelmed by choices in color, size, and design of each pipe. Stick to the ones that strike you the most, whether it be because of color schemes or the size of the mouthpiece. Most people have a general idea of what style they are looking for when they walk into a smoke shop, but there is always a helpful employee that knows a great deal about smoking accessories to help guide you if you don’t.
With modern technology in glass blowing techniques, using glass that is able to change color as it is heated up has become very popular. These are often called “chameleon pipes” because they appear to be clear when you purchase one, but each time you use it to smoke out of the glass is heated and will slowly change color. During the blowing process, a thin layer of gold or silver coloring is added to the inside of the glass once it is dried. Once tobacco or marijuana resin begins to collect on the wall of the pipe, the metal color of the gold or silver is refracted and causes the glass to change color. If you are one who might appreciate the mystery of walking away with a pipe that will morph into something that looks entirely different, you will definitely enjoy the color changing pipes. There are several pipes that have just a few swirls of color change added to enhance the overall permanent colors as well.
Lefty and Righty
Being left handed can be difficult because the majority of products people use from day to day are designed for right handed folks. If you are a lefty, you need not worry when it comes to searching for blown glass pipes. The only difference between a left-handed pipe and a right-handed pipe is what side the carb is on. This feature is for you to place your thumb over to hold smoke in the main chamber while it burns, and you release your thumb as soon as you are ready to inhale. During the process of blowing a glass pipe, it is simple to place the pipe on either side for everyone’s convenience.