Messy Color™ Onyx Ltd Run

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Onyx Ltd Run (511833)<br />A dense and shiny black.

A dense and shiny black.

"I tested Onyx, Tuxedo, and Hades to see which one holds the black the best. I like Tuxedo the best for stringer use. It holds the line pretty well." – Suzanne Cancilla-Fox

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The barrel bead is dark ivory with Onyx melted in until it webs.
Dwyn Tomlinson
CiM Onyx, Cotton, Firedragon
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
CiM Onyx with Pendragonfyre frit
Darlene Collette

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  • Onyx is a dense and shiny black.
Onyx was really nice - not bubbly or boiley. – Joy Munshower
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for the photo in this section.

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"I tested Onyx, Tuxedo, and Hades to see which one holds the black the best. I like Tuxedo the best for stringer use. It holds the line pretty well."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Onyx is a nice black that pulls well in the flame. I like the way the stringers go on the glass. A little softer than Hades. When worked in the flame for awhile you will get a pearl like sheen in some areas. Great webbing effect on ivory. Need very thin stringer for cool separation. Less work on the bead gives a nice shiny black with stringers and dots." See more at Jean's blog.
Jean Daniels
"Onyx is resistant to acid. I suppose this is relative to the strength of the solution one is using. But my experience is that all the other glass in the bead etched while the Onyx remained glossy. I finally got it to have a semi-gloss after about ten coats of etching solution."
Laurie Nessel
"Onyx looks to be a very good substitute for the traditional Effetre intense black. It is very very black- it is possible to get a slight purplish tone if you really stress it and stretch it thin. It will web when heated a lot. It also seems to have just the slightest hint of a metallic sheen in some places." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"These little striped lentil beads show how Onyx behaves over Swan [left] & Cotton [right]. Over Swan it holds its crisp edges quite well, though I have overheated [boiled] it whilst melting the stringer down flat and caused some textured micro-bubbles to form. Over Cotton it looks quite different, those crisp edges are nowhere to be seen and the Onyx stringer has taken on a feathered look as I melted it in over the top." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Onyx with Double Helix Psyche silver glass. The combination plays well!" See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Onyx is a dense black with no major metallic reactions. But it was a happy accident to see that it did bring out some beautiful blues with my own hand blended Pendragonfyre frit. As Onyx is so dense, each of these beads has a CiM Clear core with just a layer of Onyx. This makes it an economical choice for using up shorts of clear as they are hidden in the finished bead." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Onyx is the shiniest black I’ve ever worked with. Even when overheated and marvered, it still stays super shiny. I pulled a stringer from it and it stays black with no other hues. I love this color!"
Gloria Sevey
"Onyx is a new black. It is very dense but does bleed on Peace."
Suzy Hannabuss