Melia is a satin textured, iridescent luster glass. It is the production version of test batch CC-629, and is also related to Arke, Iris, and Laso.
Using a variety of reduction techniques, Melia can yield silver, teal, magenta, and turquoise lusters with or without the textured satin finish.
At least three types of luster effects are possible; a straight silver luster, an iridescent luster, and a textured satin finish.
- Pass the bead through a small, cool reduction flame.
- Repeat until the desired color saturation is visible.
Textured Satin Effect Tips
- Repeatedly pass the bead through the farthest reaches of a medium reduction flame, taking care to avoid getting the bead too hot.
- We have found that a 10″ flame with 4″ candles works well for this technique.
Striations and Veining Tips
Super heating Melia will cause a separation of components, creating striations and veining when reduced.
How the Sample Bead was made
In the sample bead, the iridescent effect was developed first, followed by the textured satin effect.
Double Helix Seconds Quality
Our second quality rods are less than perfect in shape. They may be too large, too small, too short, chipped, twisted or have an inclusion. They have all passed both our compatibility test and our color test, just not our pretty rod test.