Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Another crack at Helios
OK - so I have one of the beads I made with Double Helix Helios sitting on my keyboard - and while they are not as metallic as I had hoped (see post) - I guess it is growing on me - so I thought I would take another swing at it.
This time - the glass worked quite differently - developing an overall, opaque haze when I reduced it. I didn't much like the look of the haze, and so I turned the oxygen back up and burned it off - and re-reduced them - so of these beads, I had to repeat these steps a number of times - to try and get them without an opaque haze on them. They have all come out with a richer colour and a more varied surface colour. A sort of smoked honey effect. I think I like them better this time around.
Variable rewards - that what the exotic glasses are all about - variable rewards!