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.
Nyx Kiln Striking Tips:
We recommend kiln striking a rod of Nyx to estimate the kiln striking time at your annealing temperature. Our kiln striking tests were performed between 950 and 970 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 1 hour annealing time produced Midnight Blue
- 3-4 hours of annealing time developed Sky Blue tones
- 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 achieved by working the glass very hot before application.
- Excessive reduction followed by kiln striking can produce Earthy Caramel Tones
Our second quality rods have all passed both our compatibility test and our color test, just not our pretty rod test. Seconds are less than perfect in shape. They may be too large, too small, too short, chipped, twisted or have an inclusion.