(Left to Right: Aiko, Cerulean, and Cerulean Sparkle)
Aiko is a vivid transparent teal. The glass is clean and crisp without bubbles or hazing. When paired with silvered ivory shards, the edge feathers slightly for a soft transition. Aiko is a dream to press and only needed a light flame polish to remove tool marks which is uncommon for transparent glass. When adding murrini, the accepting glass allowed for quick absorption with only minimal heating. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Cerulean is a bright aqua blue. The transparent glass was used to create a long smooth bi-cone and held shape/edges nicely during testing. The glass did slightly haze during melting, although the minute bubbles burn off quickly to leave a clean, clear color. This can be avoided by moving the glass rod out into the cooler part of the flame. No shocking occurred during testing.
Cerulean Sparkle is a glitzy take on the new CiM Cerulean. The rod contains aventurine which sparkles with light and movement of the glass. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.