OK...so I jest, but some glass is hugely expensive, running in the area of $100 per pound (a pound is roughly 10 or 12 rods which are approx. 12 inches in length) and Kalypso is one of them. Her colors are brilliant and beautiful! I was thoroughly tempted and purchased some and now I have fallen in love with the beauty of this glass. Kalypso rods are created by adding silver to the glass. I don't know the process but as you can imagine, adding silver to anything these days can be quite expensive.
Silver within the glass rods is fascinating to work with. The colors achieved can vary. It all depends on the levels of oxygen vs. propane in the flame, this means that you can produce different effects. So far I have been able to create a soft orangey look, a beautiful deep pink and even a shiney silver look, all with the same Kalypso glass.
This bead has a base color of Kalypso which I worked into a deep rose color and even began to attain a shiney silver surface.
Here is a Kalypso base worked gently to maintain its' peachy/pink colors.
but I find I love her most when used as an accent to the bead, as with my Kalypso Pearl focal beads.
and the Kalypso Tree focal bead...