Thursday, January 26, 2012

CiM 104 Ruby Slippers

Two more transparent reds - Ruby Slippers and Crimson -  from CiM - and I struggled with these. I don't know what it was - but I could NOT get Ruby Slippers to strike.

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 transparent reds.

But not these two. I had the same problem with both Ruby Slippers and Crimson. I don't know if it was me or the glass. I did try both of them on the same day - for what ever that is worth.

Other testers for Ruby Slippers report results from difficulty striking to a "glorious, garnet red."

From the left, we have Ruby Slippers on white, on clear, and two self coloured beads. The end one (yellow) - was clear when it went into the kiln. Maybe they needed to kiln strike. 

Again - Ruby Slippers, and I was definitely having trouble striking it. It was also hazing up on me. The haze has come out sort of a muddy colour.

Although - if you wanted to do something with a variegated yellow and orange - this might be just exactly what you are looking for.

1 comment:

  1. Gail DB3:33 p.m.

    Well, those are some odd reds. But the glass aside, I love the way you shaped that heart shape on your Sirius system mandrel. Lovely and flowing.