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October 23, 2012

Test Results :: Ivoryish

1 - Plain, 2 - Plain (reduced), 3 - w/ Silver Leaf, 4 - w/ Silver Leaf (reduced & encased), 5 - w/ Silver Glass Frit (reduced), 6 - w/ TeraNova2 Frit, 7 & 8 - w/ Tuxedo, Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory and Peace

Effetre Ivoryish is a little like the Fossil family of cool colours from Effetre, except that Ivoryish is a warm colour where Fossil tends to be greyer and cooler. On the whole, I vastly prefer Ivoryish. I've never had much of an attraction to Fossil.

Like the Fossils (Dark, Medium, Light), Ivoryish is a streaky colour. Warm ivory tones, warm beige notes and darker greys and browns all run through the variegated rods. The consistency of Ivoryish is quite a bit like the consistency of Effetre Dark Ivory, and its reactions are also quite similar. Like Dark Ivory, Ivoryish curdles when it is super-heated, and turns browner when fumed with silver.

This is what Ivoryish looks like made up into plain spacers. You can clearly see all of the colour striations, ranging from ivory tones to darker beige and even darker grey.

Putting silver leaf on the surface of Ivoryish, burnishing it on and then burning it off results in a sort of 'petrified' appearance to the Ivoryish. The colour of it goes darker, browner and cloudier, with curdling striations wandering through it. When the silver is reduced and encased, some of the magic is lost  -- the blanket of silver looks sort of dirty and the fumed colour dissipates.

Silver glass likes Ivoryish a lot. In the bead on the left, I got great colour from my reducing silver glass frit on top of this colour. The dark lines that pop up around the frit make it even more interesting. And in the bead on the right, I got pretty decent colour out of the TerraNova frit in places, and in other places it just looks dark and drab. But, there is potential here for Ivoryish as a base for either reducing silver glass or striking silver glass.

In terms of reactions with other colours, Ivoryish is pretty much identical to Dark Ivory. It forms dark line reactions with Copper Green and Opal Yellow.

All of these beads contain Ivoryish to some degree.What an awesome colour.

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