Double Helix Reduction Rod Melia 104 COE
"Melia" rod by Double Helix Glassworks. Reduction colors. Get the look of Boro.
Melia is a satin textured, iridescent luster glass. Also related to Arke, Iris and Iaso. At least three types of luster effects are possible; a straight silver luster, an iridescent luster and a textured satin finish. Super heating Melia will cause a separation of components, creating striations and veining when reduced.
To achieve the iridescent luster, pass the bead through a small, cool reduction flame. Repeat until the desired color saturation is visible.
To achieve the textured satin effect, repeatedly pass the bead through the farthest reaches of a medium reduction flame, taking care to avoid getting the bead too hot. A ten inch flame with four inch candles works well for this technique.
Using a variety of reduction techniques, Melia can yield silver, teal, magenta and turquoise lusters with or without the textured satin finish. In the sample bead, the iridescent effect was developed first, followed by the textured satin effect.
Length: Approximately 12in