Venus (Ltd Run) 1/8 Kilo

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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.

Venus is described as a " transparent pink with orange undertones"

Testers reported

"Venus by itself is a lovely peachy shade. I find it easier to work with than many other translucent colours as it does not seem to mind being worked quite hot. There was very little in the way of scumming or micro bubbles due to boiling in a very hot flame." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
 Jolene Wolfe
"With Venus and DH Helios shards, there was little golden fuming and it retained the peachy pink hues of the base glass." Read more at Darlene's blog.
 Darlene Collette
"Venus - as I suspected, turns silver foil to a golden hue. Actually - more of a rose gold or a bright copper appearance. As with encasing silver foil - do your best to keep the encasing cool and keep the silver foil out of the flame until it is completely covered. Very pretty." Read more at DragonJools blog.
 Dwyn Tomlinson
"Venus reminds me exactly of Effetre 068 - a pale transparent pink that comes out a salmony rosaline after heating. The Effetre is famous for it's ability to turn silver foil into a rich gold colour when encasing it, so the first thing I would suggest is to try that. You can see here, there is a significant difference in colour from the rod and the worked glass." Read more at DragonJools blog.
 Dwyn Tomlinson
"Venus is meant to be a transparent coral, and I can see on the CiM page that some people had that experience with it, but for me this colour ended up a light peach rather than a coral and lost its pink blush while I was working it. Since I tend to work a little on the hot side, I'm guessing it is the blasty heat that kills the pink. I found Venus quite difficult to work with. While I tend to struggle with a lot of the light transparent colours, this one was a real monster for me, bubbling no matter how high in the flame I tried to work with it. So, heat it slowly and carefully, and maybe you will have better luck than I did." Read more at Melanie's blog.
 Melanie Graham
"When I tested Venus, I discovered that working it in a slightly hotter flame brings out more orange but the trade off is more bubbles. I actually like the result in these round beads as the color reminds me of Bullseye Coral Tint." Read more at Darlene's blog.
 Darlene Collette
"Venus is almost as saturated as Sakura, but is a lighter tone, and overall much less pink in hue than Sakura. The rod itself is a nice medium-light pink color, but it does strike with heat to reveal the orange tones. It works up easily, very much like many CiM transparent colors, but if too much direct heat is applied to the end of the rod, it can bubble."
 Renee Wiggins
"Venus was intended to be a ‘transparent coral’ but I’m not sure I’d call it that. It’s more of a pink with a hint of orange. It reminds me of the pale feathers of a flamingo. It’s a very pretty colour and to me it’s like a less saturated version of CiM Sakura. It has more of an orange-peach hue and it doesn’t colour-shift like Pink Champagne does. Venus melted beautifully without any shocking or hazing and the rod of it I had was absolutely bubble free. [Mind you, I always work ever so cool and really slowly.] These photos were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
 Laura Sparling
Daylight
Left to right:
Effetre 068 transparent pink, Venus, Reichenbach 2013
 Claudia Eidenbenz
Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Effetre 068 transparent pink, Venus, Reichenbach 2013
 Claudia Eidenbenz
Daylight
Left to right:
Sakura, Venus, Paris, Charlotte
 Claudia Eidenbenz
Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Sakura, Venus, Paris, Charlotte
 Claudia Eidenbenz
"Venus is a beautiful shade of transparent coral. It is slightly lighter than Sakura. I didn’t have any trouble with shockiness, but did get a lot of bubbles. The problem with the bubbles was much better working it cooler, further out in the flame. It is a very pretty color and well worth the time to work it slower." Read more at Paula's blog.
 Paula Schertz
"In my opinion, Venus is the closest attempt at recreating Sakura. It’s just a paler version that has the same coral, electric undertones that makes Sakura so desirable. It needs to be worked in a cooler flame to reduce bubbling."
 Gloria Sevey
"Depending on the light Venus does shift a bit. I would consider it more of a peach color than coral."
 Carol Ann Savage
"Venus initially looks to be a pale pink until the glass meets the flame. Once melted, the glass blushes a light peachy amber hue. Light hazing occurred during testing." Read more at Heather's blog.
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