Friday, 6 March 2020

CiM Testing: Clear with Dichro

Handmade lampwork glass heart bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Clear with Dichro

When I posted this glass in my Instagram stories yesterday a few of you thought I’d added the dichroic to some clear myself. Nope, this is a new CiM glass that is clear with dichro inclusions – tiny little particles of it. Thing is, there’s not enough of them and what there is scums up if it comes into contact with the flame so I ended up with a bead that has a few silver sparkly bits here and there but also some bits which look like flecks of stuff that shouldn’t be there.

The glass itself was fine to use; nice clarity, smooth, and no shocking.

The bead was photographed indoors in natural daylight.