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Topic: Looking for small rainbow silk
Message: Posted by: karnak (Apr 19, 2016 06:22PM)
I just picked up a Vanishing Life Savers set (where a roll of Life Savers candy goes into a brass bill-tube-like tube and disappears). It came with a single rather narrow ribbon-like rainbow strip of silk.

I'd like to obtain a pair of small rainbow silks (6"? 9"?), so that instead I can vanish one using a thumb tip and then have the other appear in the tube, so it seems to transpose with the roll of candy (which I then produce from a pocket, open, and share).

But I'm having trouble locating a source for small rainbow silks (multi-colored, to suggest a parallel with the multi-flavored roll of Life Savers). Can anyone point me to a dealer or other source who can provide a couple of small rainbow silks?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Mark Boody Illusionist (Apr 19, 2016 06:37PM)
Give David Laflin a call. They sell it as a package, however they may have the streamers separately even though I didn't see it on their site.

http://www.laflinmagicstore.com/product-p/mvls.htm

Mark
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Apr 19, 2016 06:42PM)
I have some dyed up also. What size are you looking for?
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Apr 19, 2016 10:26PM)
The "Thumb Tip Streamer" might be ideal for that trick, since the colors are arranged in stripes rather than the usual circular rainbow silks.

http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/product_info.php?products_id=3078
Message: Posted by: karnak (Apr 20, 2016 01:00PM)
[quote]On Apr 19, 2016, Mark Boody Illusionist wrote:
Give David Laflin a call. They sell it as a package, however they may have the streamers separately even though I didn't see it on their site.

http://www.laflinmagicstore.com/product-p/mvls.htm

Mark [/quote]

Thanks for the tip. Wow, he sells it for only $35 (complete with a second streamer)? I paid $60 for mine at Houdini's Magic Shop (and only got one streamer). More money lost in Vegas!
Message: Posted by: karnak (Apr 20, 2016 01:01PM)
[quote]On Apr 19, 2016, jimgerrish wrote:
The "Thumb Tip Streamer" might be ideal for that trick, since the colors are arranged in stripes rather than the usual circular rainbow silks.

http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/product_info.php?products_id=3078 [/quote]

Yes, that is what came with the effect, as I purchased it. Acquiring a second one would indeed make for a good match for a vanish/transposition.
Message: Posted by: karnak (Apr 20, 2016 01:02PM)
[quote]On Apr 19, 2016, hugmagic wrote:
I have some dyed up also. What size are you looking for? [/quote]

Either a 6" or a 9" pair of matching rainbow silks would be ideal, since one needs to vanish by way of a TT. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Apr 26, 2016 07:56PM)
I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but yes, you can make one of those rainbow streamers vanish in a TT. Lots of performers do a vanish or appearance of a silk streamer ala TT. I'm referring to the rainbow streamers that are approximately 2"x34".

--> [url=http://www.ginnmagic.com/component/virtuemart/?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&product_id=68&category_id=9&keyword=thumb+tip+streamer]Rainbow TT Streamers[/url] on David Ginn's Website.

Of course, you can use a square silk scarf, if that's your preference, but a rainbow color isn't too common in a size less than 18". (I've searched for them a few times.) As was mentioned above, Richard Hughes could custom make them for you in a smaller size.

- Donald
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (May 6, 2016 07:44AM)
I do have a few 9" square silks that ate 4 color.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (May 6, 2016 10:07AM)
Just out of curiosity, I did a computer search on Google for "lifesaver candy" and clicked on images. There are lots of photos of individual candies that would make a much better silk design than a rainbow for your particular trick. It is easy to print on silk from an inkjet printer (from http://www.dharmatrading.com/ ). If I had your problem, that's how I would solve it.
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (May 6, 2016 07:47PM)
[quote]On May 6, 2016, Bob Sanders wrote:
I do have a few 9" square silks that ate 4 color. [/quote]

Bob, are the 4 colours in a striped pattern, or are they in a quadrant pattern (like the ones that come with the widely available "tt blendo")?

- Donald
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (May 9, 2016 09:46AM)
Diagonal stripes

All is left are only three color Red, Yellow, Blue in that order.

I also have them in 18" and 36" with multiples hemmed as one.

As you may know we no longer print good silks in China. Once the current inventory is gone they are GONE! (America is no longer a preferred customer.)