Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Effetre 688: Earth

Effetre 688 - Earth. It's blue.

I respect out of the box thinking - I really do. But Earth? Blue? Ok - maybe they were thinking of "that blue marble, Earth." Maybe it is named for the planet.

Earth - you tell me what colour you'd expect it to be.

It did look like it might be a streaky blue green while it was hot, but it cooled down to be a streaky blue. Streaky blue/green would have been cool. This is the second time this week that I've been disappointed that a glass is not a streaky blue/green.

Really - it looks more like Light Lapis - but I'll have to get some to confirm that. I don't seem to have any here.

Two self-coloured beads.

Disappointment notwithstanding - it's a lovely shade of blue. The Frantz website shows a sample paddle that is turquoise and blue - but I sure as heck didn't get that. Maybe because those are mashed. Guess I should test it some more.


  1. Dianne Gleaton11:55 a.m.

    It may be a batch thing, but my Earth gave me streaks of different blues, and a bit of green. Some seperation occured, giving it a frit appearance in some of the beads. My first trial, mostly blues, but extra heat used in shaping brought out the extra colors and mottling. I would give it another trial if I were you, maybe a different batch. I love this glass.