Wednesday, 18 March 2020
CiM Testing: Morgan
When I first saw this rod of glass I was intrigued by it. It looks like one of the other new cloudy transparents, with the coloured glass inside the clear (have a look at the the Vintage Rose glass I posted yesterday) but the rod has a very pale golden shimmer to it.
As soon as I started melting it I could see some sort of pearlescent effect happening. I’m not totally sure because I haven’t spoken to Kathy at CiM about it, so I’m just hunchy-guessing here, but I think it might be an attempt at that ‘shampoo’ glass.
EDIT: Morgan is NOT intended to be a slightly shimmery shampoo style glass; it was just a happy accident that occurred while trying to make another colour. Glass: it never stops weirding us out!
Morgan is clear teamed with a very pretty pale pink and I think the yellowy pearly tinge you can see is perhaps pale gold mica powder? Maybe? (Like I say, I’m totally Sherlocking here.)
Whatever Morgan is, I like it. The pearly effect is subtle but it’s definitely there and when you move the bead the light catches it in a beautiful glimmery way.
No shockiness, but there are a few tiny bubbles – nothing too obtrusive, though.
The bead was photographed indoors in natural daylight.