Thursday, November 14, 2019

Eff 032 verde roseta

Effetre 032 Verde Roseta. A very deep and beautiful green. Very dark. You are going to have to use it thin to appreciate its color. Like stringers for vines. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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Monday, November 04, 2019

Eff 262 Powder Pink Comparison

Effete 262 Powder Pink. I have two different batches of powder pink here. One is the old batch, and the rods are more of a grayish Brown than pink, and the new rods are machine pulled and more of a streaky pink colour in the rod. They both come out true to the colour in the rod with the new pink rods being a much better colour.
However, these new machine pulled rods, well at least the ones that I had on my desk, were really shocky. I even tried annealling them, and no difference. You're going to have to preheat these or pull it out into Stringer or work in some manner that doesn't involve getting a big gather of glass, the way I do. The colour is better, if you're looking for a pink, but highly shocky. The older rods are not shocky, but you'd be hard-pressed to call them pink. They are a lovely natural beige brown variation, but not really in the family of pink. πŸ˜‰πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Eff 267 Calico again

Eff 267 Calico again. I made a large base bead to build a dragon on and I like the pattern so much I just put it aside and made another with a dragon. You can see there's kind of an interesting texture on the glass, because it devitrifies and then you can bring it back but it's still a little textured. I was quite successful in getting these to be mostly not devitrified. More successful actually than I expected to be. The variability is really cool and it comes out really rather different than you would expect from looking at the rod which is purple and yellow. πŸ˜‰πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ‰πŸ‰

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Mou again

Effetre Mou ... I keep misspelling this as Mau, Mao, Muo ... sigh. Dragon. πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Saturday, November 02, 2019

update on Mau

So two questions, how does Mau look as a spacer when you don't have the variation so much from the method of working, and how does it look with silver glass?
 Just wound off as spacers, it's a pleasant brownish colour with a slightly devitrified core on the side, of a light lavender colour.

With the addition of silver and reduced silver glass, in this case Triton, you get the darkening of the brown, lots of metallic and a reaction from the silver which puts a line around the glass, which is kind of cool. 


Effetre 267 Calico

Effetre 267 Calico. Calico is a layered cane glass that makes you think it might be EDP plus possibly opal yellow and maybe something else. I have an old batch which is thinner rods and darker in colour, and a newer batch which is fatter rods and lighter in colour. While you can definitely see a difference between the two sets, because it is so multicolored, I don't think it really makes much of a difference. Use it in a way that really shows the different layers. If you just wind spacers out of this, it's not going to be as interestingπŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

The color is the bottom set is a little deeper, richer. But it is a very subtle difference based on the inherent variability of it. 

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