I am a huge fan of CIM (Creation is Messy) brand glass and I usually mix it in with other glass but I wanted to try a few beads with CIM only - to see how their blacks and whites work in applications that I'm used to using Effetre brand. This first bead I was not sure I was going to like - while I was making it, I noticed an odd reaction and you can see it around the holes of blue. Well, when I took it out of the kiln I was flipping out - what an awesomely cool reaction!!!!! The bummer of it all was, the bead cracked right down the middle when I took it off the mandrel. I hope this doesn't happen each and every time I use this combo and I did try it again (you will see in a future post) and the beads did not split - thank goodness!!!
|Bead 1 - I LOVE the burst around the edges of the circles!!!!|
|Beads 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8|
Data: Bead 2 - Base of hades (no foil), peace dots covered with caribbean http://www.creationismessy.com/color.aspx?id=101 and raised dots of hades.
Bead 3 - Base of hades (no foil), effetre white covered with caribbean and raised dots of hades.
Bead 4 - Effetre black base, peace dots covered with caribbean and raised dots of hades.
Bead 5 - Effetre black base, effetre white dots covered with caribbean, raised dots of effetre black.
Bead 6 - Effetre black base, peace dots covered with caribbean and raised dots of effetre black.
Bead 7 - Effetre black base rolled in foil, effetre white dots covered with caribbean and raised dots of effetre black.
Bead 8 - Effetre black, effetre white dots covered with CIM journey http://www.creationismessy.com/color.aspx?id=98 and raised dots of effetre black.
So what I have found is that effetre white leaves a cleaner/sharper edge with both of the blacks I used but that awesome reaction is not as pronounced with the effetre glass as it was with all CIM. I'm very glad that I found out through further testing that the crack in the first bead must have been a fluke.
|The rest of what I experimented with today but I will only talk about the ones of interest to my future use.|
http://www.creationismessy.com/color.aspx?id=98 with dots of effetre black and effetre white.
Now we'll skip down to the 5th bead in this set.
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