Aiko (Ltd Run) 1/8 Kilo

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Don't ask how we got this colour back as you don't want to know but we did it, it is limited to 1 pack per person, anybody ordering more than 1 pack will be refunded and sent only 1 pack .

1/8 Kilo of Aiko (Ltd Run) CiM Glass Rods, 5-6 rods.

Ltd Run colours are manufactured in extremely small quantities and might not be repeated again so the advice is always to buy as much as you can if you like it.


Aiko is described as a "vivid transparent teal green"

Left to right: CiM Troi, Bayou, Weeping Willow, Aiko, Cerulean, & Peppermint Cream.
 Heike Loos
"This bead has surface treatments of several silver glasses including Double Helix glasses including Kronos 2, Skiron and Aether in powders and shards. The bead was completed with a generous wrap of fine silver wire. The spacers are CiM's Aiko." Read more at Darlene's blog.
 Darlene Collette
"Aiko is a light teal transparent colour, very similar in hue to Effetre Light Teal. It's a bit stiffer than Light Teal, and I found it easier to boil than Light Teal until I got the hang of giving it a bit less heat than my normal. After doing these tests, I would choose Light Teal Transparent over this colour if I were going to be encasing with it, but if I was planning to use it with Silver or with other colours in combinations where I wanted to minimize any angry reactions, then I would definitely go with Aiko instead." Read more at Melanie's blog.
 Melanie Graham
"Aiko is a vivid transparent teal green that melts smoothly and has a depth of tone and does not bubble or boil. This focal bead was combined with Double Helix Psyche silver glass frit and 99% fine silver wire and encased to capture the glittery goodness!" Read more at Darlene's blog.
 Darlene Collette
"This first set of beads have been made with a core of Aiko encased with Effetre clear glass. I then used a diamond saw blade to take little nibbles out of the surface of the beads and tumble etched them for a couple of hours to give them a matt finish. . . . Aiko does not scum or bubble even when worked quite hot." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
 Jolene Wolfe
"Aiko melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. It works excellent alone or as a base color. It tested great as a frit base. Aiko as a base for the stipple stitch with Triton stringers was gorgeous. I look forward to trying it as a base with more silver glass stringers and with more frits."
 Paula Schertz
"A beautiful watery green-leaning teal that melts beautifully. It didn't boil at all, unlike some of the other Italian teals do. It is not a color that compares to CiM's other teals as it's quite a bit more green than say, Poolside or Aegean."
 Renee Wiggins
Effetre 026 Verde Marino Chiaro, Ornela 6024 Aquamarin grün, Aiko. See more of Claudia's work.
 Claudia Eidenbenz
Effetre 026 Verde Marino Chiaro, Ornela 6024 Aquamarin grün, Aiko. See more of Claudia's work.
 Claudia Eidenbenz
"Aiko is a teal green. Aiko is a lot stiffer than Effetre Light Teal but it melted very nicely and I had no issues with scumming. These beads have a core of CiM Dirty Martini which is encased in a heavy layer of Aiko, and the decoration and spacers are CiM Harvest. The photographs were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
 Laura Sparling
"A beautiful transparent teal color. Melts beautifully with no boiling, scumming or pitting. Makes a beautiful base for silver glass and is an ideal hue for ocean or beach themed designs."
 Juliette Mullett
"Aiko is a vivid transparent teal. The glass is clean and crisp without bubbles or hazing. When paired with silvered ivory shards, the edge feathers slightly for a soft transition. Aiko is a dream to press and only needed a light flamepolish to remove tool marks which is uncommon for transparent glass. When adding murrini, the accepting glass allowed for quick absorption with only minimal heating. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
 Heather Sellers
"Aiko is a new transparent light teal from CiM. I do love greens, and this is one of my favourite shades, and it complements other greens in the CiM family. It melts beautifully in the flame, with no issues at all. In the picture the spacers are both Aiko, and the hearts are Aiko with a metallic green decoration!"
 Trudi Doherty