Thursday, 5 March 2020

CiM Testing: Peacock Feather

Handmade lampwork glass beads by Laura Sparling made with CiM Peacock Feather

Peacock Feather is an opal teal green-blue and I love it. It’s not like any other colour I’ve used.

Handmade lampwork glass heart bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Peacock Feather

No shocking, no bubbles, very well-behaved.

The photo at the top of this post shows a heart made of just Peacock Feather next to a pair of white heart spacers where I put Peacock Feather over Effetre White 204.

You know how in the last post I said that a lot of the CiM opals absolutely hate stringer? Well, the ones that only have a mild dislike of it can be handy because you can use this to your advantage to create stringer designs that have a sort of batik feel to them. The stringer loses its defined edges slightly and it separates to give a darker line through the centre of it. You can see this effect in the second and third photos.

Handmade lampwork glass big hole bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Peacock Feather

The photo above is Peacock Feather over Lady of the Lake, with scrolls in Effetre Light Turquoise 232. The picture below is Peacock Feather with Effetre Periwinkle Blue 220.

Handmade lampwork glass big hole bead by Laura Sparling made with CiM Peacock Feather

The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight.