I'm back! - I know, I know, "You went somewhere?" Well, nevermind, I was away, and away from the torch too.
However, I'm back, and I warmed up by making a few more beads with Clio.
This time, knowing that Clio develops colour, I actually made a point of striking it. And very rewarding it was too. This time, I got a deep marachino red with a steel metallic lustre.
Strong backlighting shows the colour better.
As an encasing layer, you could probably get this lighter so that you can see more of the colour.
Definitely will be getting more of this!