Purple is one of my favorite glass colors, next to turquoise and dark ivory.
But all these years I never found a purple I was really happy with.
Some of the Lauscha purples were too reactive, the effetre was to grey and now I tested CIM's grape ape and am really happy about how it turned out.
This last set has been left glossy. All these beads are currently up on etsy, looking for a new home ;-)