(Left to Right: Porpoise, Bayou, Little Boy Blue, Troi, Weeping Willow)
Porpoise is a dark gray opaque. The rod has a tint of green/gray, however don’t let this fool you, the melt is much more of a true gray in nature. Pictured by Bayou in the assorted sample photo, Porpoise is much darker than Bayou. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Bayou is an earthy gray with the slightest hint of green clay. The nature inspired color is a delightful canvas for silvered ivory shards. The glass combination is crisp but plays incredibly well with the blueish-gray reactive tones which bloom from the metal. Looking forward to adding this color to my personal collection. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Little Boy Blue is a muted bluish-gray. The glass will exhibit striations of gloss if worked for an extended time with a marver and reheating. When paired with other colors, the new glass tends to not bleed or feather, but keep crisp borders.
Troi is an Avalon teal opaque. When worked in a bead roller, the turquoise glass will develop slight striations of gloss. If worked over extended time, the glass begins to feather or soften into the surrounding colors. So apply gentle heat to keep the stringer work crisp. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Weeping Willow is a muted green. The opaque glass remind me of my Mom’s split pea soup. Easily shaped in a bead roller, the glass can also hold form when decorating with layered dots. The glass is lighter than CiM Olive, but more gray then CiM Meadow. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.