Sunday, October 18, 2015

Effetre 296 Avorio Pervincal and Effetre 294 Avorio Viola

Honestly - I can't tell these two apart. Not that every bead comes out the same, but rather - there is a lot of variation in both, and the two seem to average out.

Both are highly streaky ivories with a lot of variation in them.

First up Avorio Pervincal

Cabochon - quite light in colour. 
 Three self coloured spacers - two came out a lot darker.

And here is the Avorio Viola. You might think it looks darker - but notice that light coloured one on the bottom mandrel on the left. What are we to make of that? (Notice the extreme reaction to the turquoise, btw?)

Viola on the top and Pervincal on the bottom. Could it just be a case of how long it is heated as to how dark it gets?

Anyway - until I understand otherwise - I'm going to treat them as interchangeable. That said - I love them - streaky and variable is my kind of ivory! I will be stocking up on these!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Effetre 284 Dark Avorio Nero

Avorio Nero is very dark - like a streaky tiger eye - but is actually a transparent - in a very dark amber - so if you dilute it - use it thin over clear or white, you get to see the actual colour.

See - these two self coloured spacers might as well be  an opaque brown.
 But over a clear and ivory base - it is lovely! It
 I especially like it over white or ivory - but it might be worth trying over a pale opaque yellow too.

Over  Avorio Perc. and combined with Avorio Dark Lapis.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Effetre 292 Avorio Medium Lapis

Comparing the Avorio Medium Lapis with the Dark and Light - I have to say - I think the Medium shows more of the Ivory, in addition to being a medium Lapis.

While I like the darker, richer colour of the Av. Dark Lapis better - I definitely like the striations and patterns and interactions here too.

All three variations are winners in my book!