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February 22, 2016

Test Results :: Coral (Dusty Rose)

1 - Plain, 2 - Plain (reduced), 3 - w/ Silver Leaf, 4 - w/ Silver Leaf (reduced & encased), 5 - w/ TerraNova2 Frit, 6 - w/ Silver Glass Frit (reduced), 7 & 8 - w/ Tuxedo, Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory, and Peace 

These beads are made with a particularly beautiful variety of Effetre Coral called 'Dusty Rose' from quite a few years ago. It seems like every time Effetre makes Coral, it comes out a different colour! I have versions that are red, versions that are pink, and versions that are orange. I'll be sad when this batch is gone and I have to find another Coral to love.

Even though I've used this ridiculously rare and frequently very expensive colour of Coral for this test, it is reasonable to expect that other, newer and cheaper varieties of Coral will have similar behaviour with other colours.

In the bead on the left, you can see how dark and brown the Coral has turned with the addition of silver. In the bead on the right, you can see that the silver has turned blue on top of the Coral, and the brown fuming has disappeared. It also does this with Reichenbach Mystic Coral.

Coral makes silver glass pop.  I got awesome colour in the bead on the right, where this test usually yields a pretty unexciting result.

Coral's reactions are pretty similar to Ivory's reactions with other colours.  None of the reactions you see here are very exciting, and the highlights are:

  • A dark line forms between Coral and Copper Green. When the Copper Green is on top, the Coral pools in strange, blushing crevices around the Copper Green.
  • Ivory separates on top of Coral
  • There's a subtle dark line effect between Coral and Opal Yellow.

These beads were all made with Dusty Rose Coral:


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