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July 18, 2012

Test Results :: Peachy Keen

1 - Over Silver Foil, 2 - w/ Silver Leaf, 3 - w/ Silver Leaf (reduced & encased), 4 - w/ Silver Glass Frit (reduced), 5 - w/ TerraNova2 Frit, 6 - In Silver Glass Frit Stringer (encased), 7 - Plain, 8 - Plain (reduced), 9 - Over Clear, 10 & 11 - w/ Tuxedo, Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory and Peace

CiM Peachy Keen is a juicy, beautiful light peach transparent. Peachy Keen is far brighter and is quite a lot more saturated than Lauscha Peach, but like Lauscha Peach, the consistency of Peachy Keen is very nice. I didn't experience any boiling, shocking, splintering or any other annoying behaviour while I was using it.

On top of Peachy Keen, silver leaf sort of disperses and forms itself into little balls on the surface. The silver definitely discolours the Peachy Keen, turning it a brownish colour. When the silver is reduced and encased, magic happens. You can see in the bead on the right that the silver has turned all different shades of blue and purple under the encasement layer of Effetre Clear.

Peachy Keen turns silver golden when it is used to encase.

I got much more interesting results from this frit stringer test than I anticipated. I used my reducing silver glass frit blend (which contains a bunch of random Double Helix reduction frits, currently, as well as the last of my Black Nebula frit). I've made frit stringer, here, from Peachy Keen by dipping it in the reducing silver glass frit three times, coating it more or less completely.  I then made a core of Peachy Keen, encased it with the frit stringer and encased it without reducing.

The effect, with Peachy Keen, is really too dark. It's hard to see what's going on in there. But it worked!

There isn't really a lot going on in these test beads with silver glass. I got ok colour from the reducing silver glass frit, but my TerraNova2 frit just sat on top of the bead like a dead thing.

However, I feel the same way about this colour as I do about Cardamom... it does not matter that silver glass is not its forte.

Peachy Keen is not very reactive with these colours I test with, but there are a couple of things to say about these test beads.

Peachy Keen and Copper Green develop a mutual dark line reaction. The line seems to be an extremely dark green rather than black, so it's an entirely different reaction than the one that happens with Ivory, but it's definitely present in both of these test beads.

Peachy Keen does not react with Opal Yellow, but it does look very pretty on top of it.


  1. Such a lovely colour - hope we'll get it here in Europe soon! Thanks for sharing Melanie!
    Greetings from Austria, Michi

  2. Thank you for the valuable information. Looking forward to trying this out. I love peachy pinky colors.

  3. Thanks for reading, and for commenting!

    This is a very pretty colour.