June 21, 2018

Test Results :: Light Aqua

Effetre Light Aqua (EFF034) is a medium, transparent aqua colour.

I wanted Light Aqua to turn red when I reduced it, but I couldn't make it do that. It did darken and start to look sort of dirty after multiple reduction attempts, though, so that's something.

Here, I've used some of the more 'aqua' blues in my stash to show you Light Aqua against a backdrop of other, similar colours. As you can see here, it's much less of a jump saturation-wise to Dark Aqua from Light Aqua than it is from Pale Aqua to Light Aqua. I wish there was another step between Pale Aqua and Light Aqua.

Here is Light Aqua with Light Teal and the newer CiM Poolside for some additional comparison.

Reducing and encasing silver on top of Light Aqua makes it turn yellow. Silver on the surface and silver under Light Aqua stay silvery.

Light Aqua is unremarkable as a base for silver glass. It's decent, but there was nothing extraordinary about these beads.

Light Aqua develops a dark line reaction with Light Ivory, but you'll notice that this is much more evident when the Light Ivory is under the Light Aqua. You can see the brownness through the Light Ivory which is actually quite pretty.

Apart from that, the only thing that really stood out here is that Opal Yellow separates on top of this colour, developing a ring around its edges that gives the illusion of being raised off the surface of the bead, almost like it's beveled.

Here are some other beads made with Effetre Light Aqua:


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