(Left to Right: Tahitian Pearl, Eden, Your Majesty, Amethyst, and Wisteria)
Loving this new color from CiM, aptly named Tahitian Pearl. The 3 beads show a distinct variation between the levels of finish. One was worked quickly with a room temperature mold and is very sleek/smooth (pictured in the back). The second was worked repeatedly in a warm mold and has a more lustrous matte finish (pictured in the front-middle). The last bead has a heavy metallic sheen from turning down the oxygen during the flame polish (pictured on the right). The finishes are easy to repeat and were achieved in a torch running on natural gas and an oxygen concentrator. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Eden is a deep, mysterious color. The dark rod hides an array of depth. At first, I believed this color to be black, but on further inspection tones of greens and galaxy glue can be seen. The photographs do not do this glass justice… the golden glint of sparkle is much more apparent in person, especially when magnified with a clear encasement. The glass will react with aventurine frit. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Your Majesty is a regal transparent purple. The magenta glass holds shape nicely when sculpted and blown into a hollow vessel. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.
Amethyst is a pale, jewel plum. The transparent glass is easily sculpted and holds shape and texture incredibly well. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing.