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August 21, 2017

Test Results :: Pearl Pink

Reichenbach Pearl Pink (RL0601) is a streaky pink that seems to contain some each of translucent pink, transparent pink, and clear glasses. It's smooth and easy to melt, and it doesn't boil or devitrify easily, although you can get it to bubble if you work at overheating it.

I don't see this in the other beads that I struck/reduced, but the rightmost bead here looks like it changed a bit in colour after reducing it. The pink looks a bit warmer and maybe a touch darker.

Silver turns this colour a brownish orange, and you can see that reaction around the edges of the silver crust on these beads. When the silver is reduced and encased, it looks almost the same as when it is on the surface, although the effects are magnified and the brownish orange fume is a little less prominent.

Silver Glass loves this colour. I got pretty blues and greens and a pretty wispiness from the reducing silver glass frit, and great colour from my TerraNova2 frit on top of Pearl Pink. Like with silver, there's also some orangey brown fume around the silver glass.

On top of Pearl Pink, Copper Green, Opal Yellow, Ivory, and Peace all separate and Tuxedo looks quite blue, although I have been noticing that my current batch of Tuxedo is a bit more transparent than the last batch I had.

When Pearl Pink is used as stringer, the stringerwork has pink streaks in it. With Copper Green, a dark turquoise line forms around the dots and stringer lines because of the Copper Green separating.  Through Pearl Pink, Opal Yellow takes on a brighter, more orange hue.

Pearl Pink doesn't do nasty things to Ivory, which is awesome. Another pink that we can use with Ivory. Yay!

Here are some additional beads made with Pearl Pink:

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