Melia Rod

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A reactive glass made by Double Helix. The glass is COE 104

Melia is a satin textured, iridescent lustre glass.

At least three types of lustre effects are possible; a straight silver lustre, an iridescent lustre, and a textured satin finish. Super heating Melia will cause a separation of components, creating striations and veining when reduced. To achieve the iridescent lustre; pass the bead through a small, cool reduction flame. Repeat until the desired colour 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. 

Using a variety of reduction techniques, Melia can yield silver, teal, magenta, and turquoise lustres with or without the textured satin finish. In the sample bead, the iridescent effect was developed first, followed by the textured satin effect.

All tested compatible with Effetre Clear 104 coe.

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