I finally have gotten a new YouTube tutorial out there for soft glass lampworking.
It is a mini tutorial on Intense Black/Webbing effect which you can achieve with certain colors and a dense black, not the regular transparent black.
Intense Black/Webbing Effect
This is a really neat effect I learned when just starting out with bead making, and I still use it often today. It can supply a unique background to decorated beads and also makes cool, organic-looking beads which looked laced like natural stones/rock.
In the video, I use dark ivory and Hades black from CiM. You can also use Intense Black from Effetre (altho it might also be called Dense Black). This also works on a variety of different color bases besides ivory. You can try it with periwinkle blue, Canyon de Chelly (CiM), medium or dark gray, Stone Ground (CiM), and some opaque greens and purples will allow the effect, too.
I hope you enjoy!