You can see here - the unworked rod is distinctly pinker that the purpley finished beads.
Here are two sample beads - both solid colours. The bead on the left - the darker one, I made a point of striking the bead in the flame, and it developed much richer colour.
Here - you can see the darker, struck bead (now on the right) has some devitrification around the bead hole, where I did not get the surface warm enough to chase away the devitrification.
Pretty enough - I think I expected more drama though.