Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Creation is Messy - Archived colours

In case you didn't know - Creation is Messy (CiM) listed their discontinued and out of stock colours in their colour archives, here. Useful to know if you are looking up a colour and can't find it.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Effetre Streaky Pink

This is an Effetre streaky purple pink - that I do not seem to have a number for. It resembles EDP with a Rubino core.

It attempts to devitrify - like EDP - and is somewhat less streaky than one might think it is going to turn out.

The top mandrel is two self-coloured beads, and the bottom mandrel are four beads with a base of amethyst and a stripe of the Streaky Pink on top.

 It's handsome enough - I was expecting more dramatic results, I think.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Comparison: Effetre Tawnys

All in the same picture - the tawny Effetre colours. From the top - with their rods below, Butterscotch, Honey Swirl, Tigereye, Amazon. (Weird name - Amazon, in the context of the others.)

My personal fave is the Tigereye.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Double Helix Notos

Well - you're definitely not going to get bored with this colour. If you can't get at least 4 different looks out of it - you're just not trying hard enough. 

 This is Notos, three beads, self-coloured, and reduced. The bead on the left was cooler when reducing - but they all came out pretty similar.

This bead is a base of Notos, cooled to not glowing, reduced, and encased.

On the left, a base of Notos, reduced while hot (kinda muddy) and encased. And on the right, a base of black, encased w Notos and reduced cold.

Reduce this one cool.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Effetre 744 Amazon

This is another streaky colour - not as warm as Effetre Tigereye - more like a dark version of Effetre Butterscotch.

Both are self-coloured beads, but the one on the left has gone darker - so re-heating may make this colour go darker.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Effetre 660 Tigereye

Woohoo! Love this! Streaky and tiger-y. Very like the patterns in tigereye - without the chatoyancy, of course. It goes very red while hot, but cools to a tawny tiger colour, going quite a bit darker than the rod.

I like this one a LOT. 

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Effetre 736 Honey Swirl

This is Effetre 736 - Honey Swirl. Also a yummy colour - a lighter version than the Effetre Butterscotch.

All three are self-coloured beads. It is a little streaky also. In the flame - it looked like it was devitrifying a little, but I can't really see it now. It does seem to have gone a little more opaque, like an opal would.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Effetre 732 Butterscotch

I've had this some time - finally got around to testing it.

 It really is a Werther's Butterscotch candy colour. Yum. It also goes a surprisingly bright cherry red in the flame.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Comparison: Sherbert, Seashell, Oyster Mushroom

For comparison side by side, three of the new colours from CiM - from the top - 417 Sherbert (definitely green), 710 Seashell (close to ivory), 414 Oyster Mushroom (greenish).