I've been having a bit of a love affair with Double Helix's newest silver glass, Ekho. It's the first glass I've ever purchased within the first week of it's release. I was very excited. I kept running to the mailbox. I felt like a starstruck fan or something silly. It was worth the wait, because it's such a fun glass. I still haven't explored it as much as I should.
Here's what Double Helix's website says about it. "Ekho was designed to offer features of both reduction and striking colors. Ekho can retain a pearlescent luster under encasement, while striking during normal beadmaking operations. For best results, Work Hot, Cool, Reduce, and Encase. Melting the clear encasement using a cool flame will encourage a "mother of pearl" luster, while reheating the encased Ekho will further develop the struck tones. "
It's just such an awesome glass to work with. You can strike several different colors with this glass, and if you control your heat, it has that beautiful shiny luster that we all love about it. I usually get tones of blue, purple, and a touch of green. I'm still working on getting consistency with this glass. I'll just haveto practice more.
Anyways, I've had this glass for a bit over a month, and here's a sampling of what I've created with it. Enjoy!