Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summertime - and everyone is out of town: CiM 509 Poseidon

Everyone I know is in one of three places - and none of those places are here. Three fabulous events are overlapping this year - usually it's just two events - The ISGB (International Society of Glass Beadmakers) Annual Convention and EAA AirVenture overlap every year - forcing me to have to choose between the two. This year - they ram up hard on the heels of the Canadian German Shepherd Dog Championship and Sieger Show. Pfui.

So I have stayed home, and actually, finally, in the peace and quiet of no one being around, got some time in on the torch! Which is lovely - as I have some shiny new CiM colours to try out!

First up, we have CiM 509 Poseidon. Poseidon is described as an "Opal Sky Blue." It is, indeed, a misty, translucent colour, in a soft, pale aqua blue.

In the first photo, you can see the finished beads along side the rod. The rod is quite a bit bluer than the finished beads - but as you can see from the second photo - there is a variation from left to right.
These beads were made from left to right, 1, 2, and 3. With the additional heating and cooling cycles that the 1st bead (leftmost) got (while keeping it warm while making the next one, etc.) - it has developed back into more of the blue colour that you see in the rod, the centre bead is partially blue, and the third is a little greener. This distinction is, admittedly, quite subtle, especially in "real life" and with normal lighting conditions.

This is such a pretty colour, and I am just a sucker for translucence, that this is definitely going on to the must have list.

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