11/09/2017

Messy testing - Tardis ltd run

This collection of flower bud beads have been made with some very pretty CiM opal blues including Tardis ltd run which will be available soon. On the left is Electric Avenue, the middle pair are Tardis and the last pair are made with Atlantis.
First up I want to talk about Tardis ltd run, which is a new shade to the 104 palette. It is a mid toned navy blue - the phrase stonewashed indigo denim springs to mind. The first pair of flower buds have a core of Tardis with Effetre clear petals swiped over the top. The second pair have a core of Effetre white with Tardis petals. Tardis looks bluer as the base of a bead and less saturated when used in a thin layer on top of the white core. It is a stiff glass, melts smoothly and is well behaved in the flame.
Electric Avenue and Atlantis are both part of the CiM regular line and have been available for a few years. Electric Avenue opal blue is a much bluer than Tardis, a bright royal blue even. It has s similar intensity of colour when used to create both the core and as thin petals on the top of the paler core colour. As with Tardis, and many other CiM Opal colours, Electric Avenue is a stiff glass. It melts slowly and cools quickly.
Last to show from me today is Atlantis, another pretty opal in the CiM blue palette, though this one is very much a bright turquoise shade. As with Electric avenue, the colour is not noticeably different when used a  thin partial encasement layer.

Jolene xx

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