CiM Limited Editions Sept 2013, part 2: red, orange, pink, neutral

Here are the reds, oranges, pinks and neutralish colours.

CiMLtdReds_rods

Front to back: daffodil, alley cat, tandoori, bing, radio flyer.

CiMPinksNeutrals_rods

Frangipani, antique lace, cake batter, musk melon and weimaraner.

Here are the pinks and neutrals all laid out.

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Frangipani at the front, antique lace is the pink-tinged light colour, cake batter is the yellowish and musk melon the greenish. Weimaraner is a blue-tinged grey.

All three of the light colours are pretty, subtle, clean shades.

CiMLtd_pinks_neutrals_02

CiMLtd_frangipani

Frangipani was previously Unique Crocus-2. How much it opacifies varies by how much you cool and reheat it. It got some surface mottling which is rather pretty. If you don’t want it to do that, you may be able to avoid it by working cooler.

CiMLtd_Weimaraner

Weimaraner as spacers is a fairly uniform colour (remember the goblin brought out more dark lines from the sculpting). Blue-grey rather than green-grey or brown-grey.

CiMLtd_bing_radioflyer

Now for the reds. Bing is much more transparent, with some mistiness evident inside the spacers, but you can still see through to the mandrel hole. Radio flyer is a semi-opaque: you can’t see through it, but you can see just inside the surface, giving it a very glossy look. It is a somewhat deeper, cooler red than bing. The difference is a bit more obvious above than it is when they are put on a wire.

CiMLtd_bing_radioflyer_02

I will be making lentil beads from the striking colours, because that’s a better way to see how they look when heated and cooled more and in higher volume. I have a suspicion that Bing might become mistier still.

CiMLtd_tandoori_alleycat_daffodil

The oranges. Daffodil and alley cat both strike a little, even in spacer-sized beads so you can see some variation across the surface. Daffodil is a pretty yellowy orange and alley cat is exactly the right shade of marmalade for making cats! I like both of these a lot. (My camera does overdo the orangeness, so I had to adjust the colours in these a bit – they appear more accurate to me now).

CiMLtd_alleycat_daffodil

Tandoori… well, it barely struck at all like this! So I will be making a lentil of it later. If you wanted an actual transparent yellow that isn’t misty or electric greenish, then keeping this barely struck covers that! I don’t know how easy that would be to do when you wanted it to happen, though…

CiMLtd_tandoori_unstruck

As well as the lentils, I want to test various of the opaques with silver glass. And maybe break out the copper green.

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  1. #1 by Pat from Canvey on September 10, 2013 - 7:19 am

    Very impressed with both the site and your testing, Heather.

  2. #2 by petunia106 on October 1, 2013 - 12:19 am

    I love the colors you use, vibrant yet still natural. It is great to find another blog of truly hand-made jewelry… I was just skimming through and yours caught my attention. I work with sterling silver and appreciate the art of handmade!
    Betsy

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