This bead was made and put directly into the kiln with no striking. It's very similar in colour to the struck Lemon Drops (see previous post.)
And these, wildly textured beads, (left two are Macaw over clear, right two are Clear over Macaw) - range from orange to red, depending on how much heating and cooling they got. If you wanted some variability and were going for a fire-opal look - I think this is worth playing with. I see no signs of browning or liveriness, and I don't see it going cloudy either, although, this is hardly a fair test of that.
This is a less saturated colour than the transparent reds that we have seen from CiM recently - and seems to have the potential to range from orange to red. I think it has a lot of promise and I'm looking forward to playing with it some more.