27/03/2013

Messy Testing - Tangerine ltd run

This pretty glass is called Tangerine Ltd Run and is one of 9 ltd run colours released by Creation is Messy in America in January 2013.

Tangerine is a lovely shade of glass, this trio of nugget beads have pretty wisps and striations and colour variation. I found it nigh impossible to strike Tangerine to a consistent single shade but the ethereal look of these nugget beads is just delightful.

Left you can see a half and half bead made with Tangerine and Peace (with a wrap of dilute Goldstone stringer) which has been worked for longer and struck several times. You can see that although I have not managed to bring the whole tangerine side to a single colour it looks altogether deeper and richer in tone than the beads in the image above which were worked much less.

My last image shows a pressed lentil with a Tangerine core encased with Effetre 006  and swiped with dark violet Effetre glass before being shaped with a brass lentil press. The tangerine core of this bead is a deep luscious bright orange tone which tells me that it responds well to the rapid cooling that goes along with working wot brass tools. I have finished this bead with Effetre trans cobalt flowers placed white dots. All in all I do like this glass, as much for its wispy characteristics as for it's unique place in the 104 palette.

Jolene xx

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