Today I've been playing with Effetre 254, also known as 'EDP' or 'Evil Devitrifying Purple'. It's a tricky glass to use but I wouldn't call it evil. Temperamental maybe. Sensitive, even. It feels the cold, poor thing, and likes to be kept nice and warm - the warmer the better. Be patient with it, treat it nicely and it'll blossom into soft purples and rich orchid pinks. Yum!
I made this bunch of test beads to pin down a colour combination to make a batch of beads with. All feature EDP over bases made from different 'reactive' colours. I particularly like the ones with a green base so expect to see more of those soon.