Double Helix Melia 2

new! chrome-free reformulation of Melia.

Double Helix  Melia 2
Double Helix  Melia 2
Double Helix  Melia 2
Double Helix  Melia 2
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Melia 2
Melia 2 is a chrome-free reformulation of Melia, a teal version of the Arke, Iris, and Iaso family.
Different metallic effects are possible depending on the reduction techniques you use. 
Melia 2 retains its luster under clear encasement. An opaque celadon blue can develop with extended annealing, about one hour at 950F.
Lower annealing temperatures and/or shorter times maintain the transparent teal.

For all reduction techniques, cool the glass before reducing and keep the glass from overheating.
 
Rainbow iridescent; use a large brush reduction flame, briefly pass the glass right through the candles, repeating until the colors develop.
 
Mirrored silver luster; rotate the bead further out in a reduction flame. Repeat until the desired luster is visible.
 
Textured satin; repeatedly pass the bead through the very farthest reaches of the reduction flame without letting the bead get hot again