Here is the other of the two new transparent reds - Ruby Slippers and Crimson - from CiM - and, as I said before - I struggled with these.
Note: Transparent reds are striking
colours - they lose their colour when heated to molten - and then you
let them cool, and re-introduce them to the flame, and the "strike" -
regaining their red colour. Generally - I have no problems with the
I started with the same difficulty with Crimson as I did with Ruby Slippers. Again, I don't know if it was me
or the glass. Other testers did say it took a while too.
The one on the left (yellow) - I heated to clear and kilned it that way - so all that yellow colour developed in the kiln. The one on the right, it turned cloudy - and you can see that it has a lot of brown in the haze.
I did eventually get this one to strike - a rather nice, bright shade of red. Unfortunately - I spent so much time cooling it and re-heating it a little that it cracked when it came out of the kiln.
Gobs of potential in this colour - but I had difficulty with it. Your milage may vary.