Dark Red "Black" Elvis - Trautman
The darker version of the world’s first self-striking ruby boro. Dark Red Elvis is very saturated and is a great choice for a red in thin stringers and thin blown work. Dark Red Elvis self-strikes as it cools, but gets a little bit darker with kiln striking, or flame striking. It will flame strike in a neutral to oxidizing atmosphere, at a slightly lower temperature than most rubies.
Ratings & Reviews
by Phill A -
First of all for a self-striking color this deep dark red is virtually impervious. When worked it turns almost entirely clear but quickly strikes to an almost black red. I recommend blowing out or pulling down to experience all of the rich deep red hue.
Love this color!
by Lori E -
Dark Red Elvis is one of my very favorite colors for backing pendants. It melts easily and flows smoothly. It starts to strike relatively quickly, so you can double-check to make sure you haven't missed a spot before you toss it in the kiln. Also, the color is unusual in the boro palette, and it coordinates surprisingly well with carnelian beads -- if you're in to making finished jewelry.