Sunday, October 17, 2010
Double Helix Aion 2
Not a comprehensive review - just a quick boo at some beads I whipped off last night.
This is Double Helix Aion 2.
The base is CiM Black Currant, actually, a trail of Aion 2 around the bead a couple of times, melt in, and a brief reduce, and encase in Lauscha clear.
Notice the two right end beads? They appear more greyish?
Here's a close up. In this case, when I melted the Aion2 and put it down, I had the oxygen turned a little down, so the flame wasn't completely neutral - and it has gone more muted in the colours. I don't care for this as much.
It wasn't much - I hadn't actually noticed it until I adjusted the torch.
This third pic shows a close-up of one made with the flame a little on the oxydizing side - erring on the side of caution, then reduced, then encased.
Quite dramatic the difference in when the reduction is applied - after the glass is melted in, as opposed to during melting it.