Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Effetre 423 Spanish Leather
Spanish Leather - nice looking colour, no? Nice rich red-brown - a nice organic bricky colour in the rod. But what about the finished bead - what does it look like after melting and annealing.
Don't know. Couldn't tell you. Because that stubby little end is what was left when I gave up trying to heat it to melt it.
Seriously. The whole d4mn rod turned itself into 1/2 inch chunks and frit. I could not melt it - it simple kept blowing up.
Maybe I got a bad rod - maybe not - but as I only got the one rod in the sample pack - I couldn't say. I'll get more and try again, but my take on this as it stands is pass on it. It's literally too shocky to work.