Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Will the real Lover Boy please stand up?
1 is plain. Some lavender streaking near the ends. Not very noticeable with my dinky bead.
2 is encased with clear. The clear acts like a magnifying glass on this and it is a very pretty bead.
3 is with silver foil melted in. Ahhh. You're starting to get there.
4 is with silver foil, melted in and encased in clear. I'm not sure if the picture really does justice to the bead. It is really pretty, with pink and grey and black and silver and green.
5 is with copper red green. I had to check a couple times to make sure I knew which end was which, but the left side is the lover boy. Shoulda used plain copper green, but the cylinder was new and I didn't want to blow chunks of the very thick copper green rod all over the worktable.
6 is with ivory. No reaction. What ever this is, it isn't a gold or silver based color. What is coral based on?
7 is with CiM tuxedo. Nice separation on the pink. I wonder what it does with intense black?
8 is with DH aurae, reduced and encased. The aurae is very pretty. The pink not so much, since there is a green reaction just visible on the top left corner of this bead. What is this color?
9 is with aurae, reduced and left unencased. The pink is looking orange. It's gotta be a coral.
10 is with plum silver scrolls, reheated gently. Again orange. It's gotta be something in the silver color. But silver itself didn't do this. Hmmmm.
11 is with EDP. No reaction, and the combination is not specifically ugly, although I can't see using it.
This color is indeed a mystery. I like it a lot. I will probably buy more if it is available when I run out. I'll test it again before I try anything fancy on it, since experience is a great teacher, and by then I might know how to properly work this amazing pink.