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May 7, 2020

Test Results :: Troi

CiM Troi (CiM558) is a vibrant medium teal opaque. It reminds me of Mermaid, only a bit lighter and bluer.

I was a little unprepared for how vibrant it would be, because the rod colour is a little more subdued than this colour ends up being after working and annealing it. It's quite a streaky colour, leaving little trails and veins of darker teal all through it no matter how carefully you work.

Like many other colours in the turquoise/teal families, you can get a brick red reduction on Troi. You sort of have to work at it, though, and the result I got was blotchy. I tried a variety of strengths of reduction flame, and a variety of flame-height positions while reducing this and was not able to achieve an even coverage. Maybe you'll have better luck?

The reason Troi's vibrance surprised me so much is that in rod form, Troi is almost exactly the same colour as Quetzal. However, after working Troi gets darker, and Quetzal must get a bit bluer because they are nothing alike after coming out of the kiln.

Troi reacts predictably with silver. Silver leaf only seems to turn this odd shade of mustard when it is reduced and encased on teal glass. I really like how the silver leaf coalesced in the veins where the Troi separated from itself in the leftmost bead.

My striking silver glass frit in the bead on the right developed some interesting colour.

On top of Troi, Copper Green and Opal Yellow both separate.

Ivory and Troi develop a reciprocal dark line reaction, and the reaction is so strong that it discolours the stringer line's interior as well as its edges. When Troi is on top of Ivory, the brown line creeps into the Ivory in varying amounts.

Troi separates on top of everything because it's so streaky.

Here are some other beads that contain Troi:

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