Saturday, February 14, 2009

Earth Glass

Really interesting glass that reminds me of Terra but I've never been able to get any pink out of it. It will give you a lot of purple, blues, yellow to mustard, browns, and greens. It seems to do better when it comes in contact with metal; somehow the color pops better. It is similar to Terra in getting the color to come up after the initial heating by going back and heating it again with a slight warming of the top layer of the bead. You can go too far and have to start over, but I've noticed that it seems to wear out the color if you do this too many times. It's like a pair of jeans that gets washed over and over again and starts losing its color. I call it Earth when I sell it on Etsy because it reminds me of what the earth would look like from an airplane.