I appear to be mistaken
Re: Re: Not all dyed. -- lopacki Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: beadiste Mail author
08/23/2012, 16:38:15

Dragged out my giant red "horse chestnut" beads - the ones that I remember producing a suspicious carmine stain - and re-tested them with Simichrome and a Sunshine polishing cloth, and this time I could not get any red color off them. They did turn the Simichrome to ochre.

So we'll go with heat treatment to turn yellow phenolic to red...although I still think the phenolic itself could be dyed during its production.

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