I played - & I wasn't kidding when I responded to Mallory's comment in the post below.
I had tried to recreate the effect of pleated green & the wisps of misty gold using Chalcedony.
I'd figured that with the help of Gaffer's Lime Green Aventurine - I could almost get the effect I was looking for. I know only too well how that aventurine spreads...& spreads.....& spreads.
The first attempt I restrained it aby laying the clear on top of the Lime Green Aventurine stringers to early, preventing it spreading enough to get the effect I was looking for.
Of course I managed to strike the end of the bead to a brilliant purple - right when I was trying not to!
The second attempt however I used a chalcedony base, applied the Lime Aventurine (in very thin stringers form), encased the whole lot in clear & then just gravity shaped it along the mandrel. I managed to get closer to the effect I was looking for.