Yet another Coral batch in a long line of variations on a theme.....as a beadmaker, I am over all the Coral batches.
They are all starting to look the same - I think Effetre can safely move on, as long as they release a color that is actually Coral.
This batch is pretty, though - a very dark variation with striations of tomato red mixed with a slightly pinkish hue that fades in and out. Martian Strata does separate even more than most of the other corals I have worked with, hence the name I imagine.
As for the way the glass behaves, it is very similar to other darker corals in that it doesn't bleed when encased, and evens out slightly under a thick clear layer. It stays relatively dark under a clear encasement, and makes a nice layering glass.
This is another color that is only offered in the Beyond Beauty assortment at Frantz until they get the color up individually. I would be so much more interested if there were not forty zillion other coral batches already in the Effetre line. LOL
Shown here is a basic sold round bead as well as a bead layered with clear and Martian Strata dots to show the stability.