The comment from my last post got me wondering if CiM's Canyon de Chelly strikes differently in different torch chemistry. I usually combine it with Double Helix Psyche because I love how they work together so I usually strike it and reduce the Psyche all in one go. What would happen if I wasn't using Psyche? I don't like turning the gas very high unless I'm reducing something, so I would ordinarily strike CDC by letting it air cool under the table until the glow was gone, then reheating it gently just past the tip of the visible flame.
I think I got better color out of the bottom ones, made without reduction. There are hints of pink and lavender I like the look of. Surprisingly, the top beads struck differently. Or there is a slight reaction to Hades.The bead on the left shows hints of purple right next to the Hades. CDC isn't a very translucent color so I don't think it is showing through the glass, such as I'd get with Vetrofond Seashell Swirl, for instance. Just another odd quirk.