There has been a number of unusual “Odd” Ivory based glass colors coming from the Italian glass factory called Vetrofond lately. You can look at this two ways, one way is oh darn – I can’t get that Ivory that I got from Vetrofond that I liked from 3 years ago or you can say – Wow these are great new colors!!
I choose to look at the situation as wow, I get to have new colors to play with. The trippy thing that happened with the last Vetrofond shipment is the fact that the factory labeled one of the huge boxes of glass as being Pale Pesto – #791820 and it really turned out to be ELO – #791817 which I thought was all gone, never to be seen again!! I loved the way ELO reacted with all the fancy boutique glass colors from Double Helix, Trautman Art Glass and Precision 104 and apparently a lot of other beadmakers felt the same way because ELO flew out of the warehouse.
Much to my surprise, we got another new “Odd” Ivory color that is related to ELO in the way it reacts to the fancy silver reactive glass colors, but it has the distinctive color of your grandma’s bone china that she use to serve afternoon tea in. I have comparison photos below of ELO and ELO-Pale – #791817 -P to show the differences between these two colors.
I experimented a lot with the new ELO-Pale and I really like it. ELO-Pale can retain the bone china color that I described or it can get super fumed by the silver reactive glass colors that you choose to use with it. The resulting fuming reactions are amazing and I got great pink and fushia colors when I used Kalypso by Double Helix over ELO-Pale.
To show the similarities and differences between ELO and ELO-Pale, I have included groups of bead photos showing how these two glass colors behaved for me.
Group of ELO-Pale beads.