Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CiM 612 Frangipani

CiM Frangipani - a translucent, pale, misty pink. With the 6xx series number - we find that CiM considers it to be in the purple family, and calls "A very pale opal purple. Formerly Unique Crocus-2."

CiM has been re-naming it's Uniques as Limited Runs - which I think is a smart move. The original Crocus is a delight, definite purple - so yes, this totally deserved its own name.

I still don't see it as a purple, but there you go.

As an opal, it is translucent, and it is a very ethereal colour - getting more opaque the longer it is worked. All three of these beads are self-coloured, but the two on the left are more opacified as they have been heated and cooled more often. (I generally work from left to right on the mandrel - so that I don't block seeing what I am doing with the rod.)

 Same beads  - different colour background. Makes a difference, doesn't it?

It would be interesting to make something like a sculptural flower with this. In a very thin application, this might not read as well - but if you can pull it off - you might be able to make something with a very delicate, otherworldly look to it. Just have to find the right colours to go with it. Equally delicate colours.

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