April 17, 2017
CiM Ceylon is a slightly yellowish medium grey transparent. I've been wanting a greyish brown transparent, and this is close to what I've been craving although I was hoping that when I got a greyish brown that it would be a little warmer in tone - more orange than yellow, if that makes sense.
I found Ceylon pretty straightforward to use, but did get a little bit of scumming, some of the time. You can see more scumming in the leftmost bead below than in the one on the right, and it happened sort of intermittently. As these things go, it was a pretty mild case of that particular problem.
Ceylon does not noticeably change colour with repeated heatings or with exposure to a reduction flame.
On top of Ceylon, silver takes on a bluish cast and forms a lacy crust. When the silver is reduced and encased, it smooths out into a whitish silvery blanket with a blue halo. When Ceylon is used over silver foil, it turns the foil a golden coppery colour that is quite pretty.
Ceylon is a pretty good base colour for silver glass - both for the reducing colours and the striking ones. If you blow up the picture above, you can see interesting effects in my reducing silver glass and lots of colour in the TerraNova2 frit in the centre bead. I got some nice stringy effects from Ceylon when pulled into stringer with silver glass frit and used to core the bead on the far right, but this effect was pretty mild when compared with similar tests I did using Effetre Light Brown Transparent, Straw Yellow, Kelp, Pale Green Apple, CiM Mojito, and various other colours.
Ceylon looks yellowish on top of Copper Green and Opal yellow, warmly grey on top of Ivory, and coldly grey on top of Peace.
You can't see Tuxedo on top of Ceylon very easily, but it doesn't seem like there's much of a reaction there. All of the other colours that I used on top of Ceylon separated. It's fairly unusual for me to have Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory, and Peace all separate on top of the same colour, so Ceylon must be a particularly reactive colour in a curiously universal way.
Other than that, there's nothing else much to share, reaction-wise.
Here are some older beads made with Ceylon: