Monday, March 31, 2014
Effetre 261 Angel Pink
On the face of it - it strikes quite nicely to a fairly rich pink. I didn't do anything particularly to strike these - and I have had trouble with this glass in the past, being hard, no, make that impossible, to strike. This, however, struck up nicely.
The streakiness that you see on the right-most bead almost looks like a ribbon of transparent in the opaque - not particularly uncommon.
However, if you look at the bottom third of the middle bead in this picture - you can see a smokey, sooty looking patch.
Overall - this is a pleasant shade of pink - but I would experiment with it before I committed to, say, a production run of pink-skinned angels - in case they came out with grey, smudgey cheeks. Now - if you were making little Victorian-era chimney sweeps and flower girls - it might be absolutely perfect - other than the whole complete-randomness factor. Or maybe you'd learn to control it?
Or pigs? With smudgy, muddy bits? Wilbur and Charlotte, anyone?