This odd lot Nyx was a regular batch of Nyx that did not pass its kiln striking test but passed all of its other tests for rod color, luster and compatibility.
Nyx was one of our earliest colors and has proven to be one of our lowest selling colors. It was made from Effetre cullet which makes for some production hassles. Therefore, it is being discontinued. Whatever stock we have left, is the end of Nyx.
Nyx is not just a new color but a new kind of color. Nyx will reduce to a mirror-like or multi-colored luster, as you’d expect from a Double Helix color, but Nyx does something else! Though the rods start out black as Night, Nyx will kiln strike through a steady fade of Midnight Blue, Lapis, Peacock, Turquoise, and Sky Blue. You can determine the coloration through annealing time, temperature and placement in your kiln.
Tips: We recommend kiln striking a rod of Nyx to estimate the kiln striking time at your annealing temperature. Our kiln striking tests were perfomed between 950 and 970 degrees F. One hour annealing time produced Midnight blue, while Sky Blue tones developed over three to four hours. Higher annealing temperatures push the Sky Blue to a greenish color. Encasing may alter kiln struck color.
Encasing heavily reduced Nyx can produce a mother-of-pearl effect. Speckled and swirled organic effects can be acheived by working the glass very hot before application. Excessive reduction followed by kiln striking can produce earthy caramel tones.