Friday, December 18, 2020

Effetre 526 Sky Blue Opalino

No idea how long I  have  had this package of Effetre 526 Sky Blue Opalino. Rather a long time, I suspect. It comes out very pale, like glacial icy blue white. I think that at one point I would have been rather disappointed with this colour, but now I really like the subtlety of it. The more you try to get more light on it to emphasize its translucency, the whiter it looks. When it's not backlit it looks pale blue and when you put a lot of light behind it it looks like whiteish blue.

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Friday, December 04, 2020

Double Helix HWP-791

HWP-791, #doublehelixglass a truly stunning gold pink. Juicy and delicious and beautiful to work. Absolutely gorgeous.  
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Thursday, December 03, 2020

Double Helix RX-783

RX-783, from #doublehelixglass This is a technical glass that comes as a transparent mid-sapphire blue, and goes transparent purple as you work it, leaving some streaking of the blue, depending on how you work it.
Some of the beads are a core of Zephyr,  some are encased with Zephyr.
Very, very pretty. 

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Double Helix Hyperion

Hyperion is a dual glass, it both strikes and reduces. The 3 beads are struck once and then reduced, and encased (Zephyr), the other piece is struck and reduced.

There was no sun when I shot this, so some photos were taken with a flash. You can see that the flash punches through the reflective surface and shows you more of the colour.

Monday, May 25, 2020

CiM 321 Summer Haze

CiM 321 Summer Haze A misty opal in a pale straw yellow. Goes a bright lemon yellow when hot, but reverts to straw when cool. How it looks depends a lot on the light. see other pics. Such a nice pale color, more of a neutral than a yellow. I'd like to play more with this one.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

CiM 576 Peacock Feather

CiM 576 Peacock Feather. This one's surprised me a little by being a little bit more subdued, grayish, Smokey, than I anticipated.
There's a lot of these lovely blue Greens in the latest batch of new CiM colours. I'm really enjoying the subtle variations in colours, and I think there's a lot of potential for doing shaded effects.😍😍😍


e explain to me why the Google speech-to-text thinks that smokey and greens should be capitalized in the middle of a sentence? But not this sentence. Smokey. Greens. Smokey green Smokey green Smokey greens. Makes no sense.😝

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Glass Library - Amazing Resource!

Now here is an amazing resource for samples of colors.

Kudos to Claudia!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

comparison CiM Daydream vs Paradise

CiM Daydream vs Paradise. Pool vs Sky? Well it's never that simple, because here I have pool and Sky to compare it with. And as you can see the sky is an extraordinary shade of blue, but you don't see that every day, and the pool, varies depending on whether it is inShadow or light,  what the colour of the liner is, and whether or not you have algae growing in it. Either way both Daydream and Paradise are stunning colours. The Daydream is just a smidge Greener, it's hard to see in the sunlight photos it just appears to be a darker shade, but indoors under incandescent light you can see a greenish Hue to it. Swipe to see all.
Daydream on top/left in my hand.

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CiM 565 Daydream

CiM 565. Daydream. Are you a daydream believer? Another beautiful translucent glass, this Daydream is just a shade more to the green than Paradise. I will post the two side by side shortly.

Also well behaved, no scumming or shocking. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’™
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CiM 833 Onyx

CiM 833 Onyx
Of course, the first thing you ask yourself about a new black is, what colour is it really? And does it do anything interesting? CiM Onyx looks to be a very good substitute for the traditional effetre intense black.
It is very very black, it is possible to get a slight purplish Tone If you really stress it and stretch  it thin. It will web, or as the dirty pour folks say, it will make cells,  when heated a lot.
It also seems to have just the slightest hint of a metallic Sheen in some places but I can't really show you that because you can't tell it from the highlights on the glass. 

Overall, really nice to work with. The barrel bead is dark ivory with onyx and melted in until it webs. The tablet bead starts as a base bead of white, with three horizontal stripes, and then melted until it is Flowing completely and all the stripes are running together, this requires a lot of heat and definitely gets the glass moving and pulling out thin, where you can see the hint of a dark purple. I don't remember how this Compares price wise to intense black, but I really like having it in regular sized rods, which the intense black it's harder to find that way.

Apologies for the weird capitalization, that's the Google speech to text and, I swear their idea of capitalization was written by somebody who did not speak English as a first language.

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TAG 104 Dalai Lotus

Well, that this is Dalai Lotus tells you something about how old my stash of glass is. 

The horse is Dalai Lotus, the mane is Reichenbach Deep Black, and the bass bead is copper green Plus avorio Ivory and light avorio lapis. 

 and the second picture is the hot shot, before it went into the kiln.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CiM 574 Paradise

CiM 574 Paradise. Sorry, did not shoot it by the dashboard light. Well behaved, no shocking or scumming. Beautiful translucent aqua. Methinks I need more of this! 😍😍😍😍

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Friday, May 15, 2020

CiM 523 Trade Winds

CiM 523 Trade Winds. Not one of the new colors, just what I pulled out of my stash last night. A rich, saturated dark blue teal. Really a lovely color. 
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Sunday, May 10, 2020

CiM 578 Lunar

CiM 578 Lunar do you believe in love at first melt? Because I love this glass, this colour. This translucent, blue as a sapphire, blue is stunning, and seems to me, to be unlike anything else in the glass colour palette. Correct me if I'm wrongπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ—¨πŸ—¨πŸ—¨πŸ—¨πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ‘–πŸ§₯πŸ‘—πŸ‘›πŸ§€πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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CiM 731 Chocolate

CiM 731 Chocolate. I love this colour, and I particularly like the Lacey effect in the leaf where it's pressed very thin. Unfortunately, the rod I had was also full of air bubbles, and it did a significant amount of shocking 😊

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