(Left to Right: Budgerigar, Ectoplasm, Elixir Sparkle, Mantis, and Anole)
Budgerigar is a slightly greener version of Elixir. The slightly transparent glass falls between Chartreuse and Jelly Bean in the CiM family. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Ectoplasm is true to the colorful sci-fi name, the color looks like something slimy born in a mad scientist’s lab. Similar to Budgerigar, this glass will remain opal if worked with a tool and repeatedly heated/cooled. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Elixir Sparkle is a fancy version of Elixir, boasts an array of reactions from caramel apple green to a light lime with dazzling gleam. The variations in color are easy to develop through quick working or repeated heating/cooling/tooling. A quick bead will deliver a bead similar in color to the rod. Encasing a base bead in clear will yield a sparkling delight. Prolonged heating, cooling, tooling with a mold will develop a deep caramel apple color. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Mantis is a happy lime green transparent with a subtle hint of opal. The candy color should come with a warning: “Not for consumption” because it looks delicious. The vivid color is on par with Inchworm, however a hint lighter in nature. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Anole on first sight seems to fall between Jelly Bean and Chartreuse, however the glass has an iridescent peach glow within similar to a glowing lava lamp. When the light catches the opal glass from behind, the unique color comes to life. Yes, hard to believe unless you see it yourself. All you need is a bead and an indirect light. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.