It's especially good for those tricky silver glasses.
Sometimes, however it's good in other cases too ... .
This is CiM Thunder Egg. Ooooh - pretty colour - like paler version of Poseidon. Thunder Egg below, Poseidon on top.
Let's just whip off a couple of beads. Pull 'em out of the kiln the next day. Hmmm - wait a minute. Recheck notes. Two self spacers, 3rd, white core, encased Thunder Egg, with raked pattern of silvered ivory. Thunder Egg. Blue.
Hmmmm. Not blue.
Ahhhh - maybe check CiM's website. Thunder Egg - an Opal Light Sky Blue - click for more. Ok, clicking on more and wondering wtf ...
" ... strikes to a grey to mink colour"
Well - whaddya know? There is, in fact, almost no trace of the opal sky blue, and it is pretty thoroughly Mink coloured.
Some folks report that Mink plays well with silver. I guess that I should try silver with Thunder Egg and see what happens.
Wow - flat out one of the most completely unexpected colour changes I've ever had.
I guess the question is now, how to keep it blue. Because the Creation is Messy page show samples that are blue or only partially struck. So there has to be a way!
I think the samples on the CiM site where it has stayed blue (apart from the spacers) have been encased. Maybe it doesn't strike to brown if it's covered in clear?ReplyDelete
I imagine to keep it blue in spacer form, you have to shape and then immediately garage with no reheating whatsoever!
Simple yet so elegant!ReplyDelete
@Melanie - interesting thoughts - worth trying!ReplyDelete