Monday, February 15, 2010
Effetre yellow ochre
1 is plain and unencased.
2 is plain and encased with Effetre clear. Like mustard, it remains vivid even when diluted.
3 is with silver foil, melted in. I think this is the most attractive bead of the bunch, primarily because it is covered in silver and has a neat texture.
4 is with silver foil, melted in and encased in Effetre super clear. The same rod that was giving me problems. Figures on the color I don't like it has no scum. I must have got past the dodgy part. I don't like this as much as unencased because the texture is no longer there.
5 is with Effetre dark turquoise. The grey line making an outline around each of the components is there, was expected, and may be the only reason I use this glass. I have seen some nice work with this color combination, notably by Mike Poole. My stringer placement is horrible, which Mr. Poole's is anything but.
6 is with copper green. I hate to waste copper green since it's such a fabulous color and I didn't get anything I didn't expect, but this bead is neat in that the yellow goes sort of orangeish where it contacts the green on the dots only, not the green on the orange.
7 is with ivory. Nothing earth shattering here. The ivory bleeds and the yellow "stains" it.
8 is with CiM hades. Hades spreads. A lot. This is good in this case, since, in case I didn't mention it, I'm not overly fond of this color and I like black much better. No nasty reactions, though.
Finally, 9 is with plum silver dark stringer, almost entirely melted in and reheated gently to bring out an iridescence on the plum. It looks almost black. I don't know what I was hoping for.
My overall impression is that I am perfectly content with the quantity of this glass that I have. I may use it in combination with turquoise or copper green if I decide I need that look for a piece of jewelry that I have to make to get it out of my head but I will probably not buy more of this color. I had to try it, I did, and now I don't have to any more.