Thursday, September 16, 2010
CiM742-2: Sepia - the "Blue Variant"
Wow - talk about not getting the same results!
This is CiM Sepia Unique-2 - the so-called "Blue Sepia" - see Beads by Laura.
Well - I sure didn't get Blue.
In fact - this is the only glass I've ever had from CiM that I have actively disliked.
Maybe it came from a different batch or a different part of the pull.
Maybe I burned the snot out of it - but I didn't work it any differently from any other CiM glass.
As you can see - it went grey, (normally Sepia is a pale brown)
This variant boiled - like an alabastro. Actually - worse - I could not get it to stop boiling. I switched to the smaller torch mid-bead - I kept trying less and less heat - just endless bubbling. You can see the result in the finished bead.
It certainly looks burned - but I couldn't get it cool enough to not burn.
No idea what happened.