Monday, March 15, 2010
By itself as the first bead on the mandrel, it comes out pretty much the same color as the rod, maybe a shade lighter. The next bead was struck with very thin dots of striking red to see if it was a striker. Nothing here that I could see. With silver it goes brown, and this lessens under encasement, with no visible effect from reduction. In this case, I definitely like the DH triton on the other encased bead better reduced. The pale green and peach is nice. Aurae went really nasty and baby poop colored. With copper green, there is the faintest of grey lines, but much less than ivory, which this is supposed to replace, but does not much resemble. The next bead, which looks a lot like a self one, is actually in combination with CiM butter pecan. A little explanation is in order.
Back to the beads. The next bead is looking very textural with silvered ivory stringer really melted in. I like this effect. What surprised me was that there was a slight reaction with ivory, with the ginger going dark where it contacted the ivory. Curiouser and curiouser. Ginger separated on intense black, no surprise, but also on EDP, which was.
Further testing is in order.