Session six of my colour diet wasn't exactly a shining success... but I did learn some stuff, and I made my test beads for Anise White (grrr) and Tamarind Unique #1 (yum) which I'll post sometime over the next few days.
I'll get right to the beads. I experimented with some new-to-me colour combinations, and I'm not all that jazzed about some of the results. There were some interesting surprises though.
This is CiM Mermaid with Striking Color frit and SiS scribble end decoration. The ends are Adamantium. I'm not telling you this because I want you to be able to reproduce this bead - I think it's better if that never happens. I'm not really enjoying these colours all together like this.
I played with frit stringer last week after reading Dwyn Tomlinson's Blog, and I am addicted! Although the bead is a bit of an eyesore, the frit stringer part of the core looks pretty neat, so I am going to continue to play with this. The core of this bead is half Striking Color frit stringer and half TerraNova2 all over Light Brown Transparent. It's encased with Pale Aqua and Clear. The TerraNova2 didn't even try to strike, no doubt because I didn't get it hot enough.
In any case, the Anise White's stint in the palette was shortlived. And do you see any beads here where I've made a point of saying that there's Anise White in it? No... you don't. And I'll tell you why when I post my test results about Anise White. Since I don't have any more Anise White (oh darn) I'll be replacing it with CiM Khaki when I go back to the torch next week.
Here's the status of the palette heading into Session #7.
- EFF Red Copper Green
- CiM Adamantium
- CiM Tamarind Unique (-1)
- EFF Anise White CiM Khaki
- EFF Okey Dokey Artichoky
- CiM Mermaid
- EFF Copper Green
- EFF Dark Violet
- VET Seashell Swirl
- EFF Light Brown (Transparent)
- EFF Pale Green Apple (Transparent)
- EFF Pale Emerald (Transparent)
- EFF Pale Aqua (Transparent)
- EFF Pale Ink Blue (Transparent)
- Staples: Clear, Black, Dark Ivory, Ivory
- Silver Glass: Assorted Silver Glass Colours, rods & frit
- Metals: Silver Mesh, Silver Wire, Copper Mesh, Silver Leaf, Silver Foil
- Dichro: Dichro on Clear (various colours)
- Goldstone: Gold Aventurine Chunks
My Striking Color frit is completely *sniffle* gone. No more. Finished.
Since my test beads for Anise White and Tamarind Unique are done, I need a new testing plan. Here's what I'll likely cover over the next few weeks:
- Red Copper Green
- Whatever replaces Pale Aqua, Seashell Swirl and Dark Violet