Showing posts from February, 2012

Reichenbach Aqua

I am not a paid color tester for any glass companies, not that I would ever turn down the opportunity if such a thing existed . Nor am I a professed expert on anything glass related - color, viscosity, compatibility or otherwise. I am just a beadmaker trying to get a handle on the ridiculous bundles of unorganized and uncategorized glass in my studio. If I am ever to get my act together and determine which colors I absolutely must have in my collection, I need to start taking notes. Since I am taking notes for myself, I thought I might as well share them with everyone else just in case you might find my ramblings interesting or useful. So here is my first color review: Reichenbach Aqua [ RL-4015 ]. In rod form this glass is a very pretty pale aqua with a slightly more greenish tint than Effetre pale aqua. There are really no surprises when melting it and it stays true to color in bead form. I didn't bother to do any reactive testing with silver, sulfured glasses and the like bec

Vegan Crockpot Chili

Update 2023: When I first started this blog I posted about the most random things with no rhyme or reason. It has evolved from a personal diary of sorts into a glass art blog, and I've gone through and cleaned up most of the random nonsense. However, I kept my recipe posts because, quite frankly, I don't have them written down anywhere else and they are pinned to my Pinterest board so I can find them quickly. And over the years other people have pinned them too, so I want to keep them up and alive. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Admittedly, I am a cook by sight/taste/feel kinda gal and rarely take exact measurements ... but I wrote down some "ballpark" estimates for you. By all means tweak and modify to your hearts content to get it  just right  for you. Ingredients: 1 medium onion 2 stalks celery 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots 1 zucchini 1 summer squash 1 green pepper 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 cup frozen cor