Monday, September 21, 2009
Effetre Misty Blue
Beautiful and mysterious.
The rods are a soft dove grey, some with a hint of mauve.
The first bead I made was so awesome - I was beside myself with glee.
And it looked so promising - that I hit it with a light reduction flame, and it just came up amazing! This third pic has more of the reduction on it.
My second bead was equally amazing - and this time, I did not reduce it.
By now - I was out of the first rod - so I pulled a second rod from the bundle, and, made this tablet bead.
Now, waitaminute - this looks nothing like the first two. I reduced it a little - it went brownish on the ends, but none of the wonderful patterns.
And yet - it IS the same colour as the unworked rods.
hmmm. What happened?
Some spacers -
Same thing. The one on the far left got reduced.
So - what the heck happened. Did I pull the second rod from a different bundle of glass? I don't really think so - but I don't have a better explanation.
Could this glass be so hugely different from one rod to the next?
I don't know. Further testing is required.
You can better your bottom dollar though - that it is the glass that made the first two beads that I will be looking for!!!!
A mystery indeed.
(More experimenting last night. Still can't get that spectacular patterning again.)