I did pick up some new glass, hoping to lift my spirits while I'm whiling away the time waiting to save up for a new kiln. The left 3 beads are DH Clio, looking as unlike any Clio beads I've seen as they could. I don't know whether I messed up the strike or whether they would have finished striking during annealing (sniff) but the darkest I got was a root beer kind of color. It could be the reducing HotHead, too, because even the plain bead on the left got reduced, and I wasn't even trying to. 2nd in from the left is Clio over clear and 2nd from the right is Clio reduced and encased with clear. On the right is CiM African grey, which looks a lot like hippo. I have to dig out my hippo beads and make a comparison. I'll be honest, I'm really not as excited as I should be about getting the first new glass I've had in almost 6 months. I'm over halfway there. Another couple months and I'll be either crazy or back in business.