neon primary?

Hey everybody,
I had an idea that I hope someone could tell me if it'll work...
As some of you know I work in a large neon sign shop.
I could easily fabricate a primary coil out of 8-18mm neon glass.
Would this work?
It sure would look cool!!
Sorry if this is a dumb question...I'm still a newbie.
Trent Mullins
(bendin' glass & passin' gas for a livin')