Great colors for for the Bead makers and Lampworkers.

I am happy to announce that there are five new Messy Colors from CiM that have arrived. (05/22/2009)

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They are “Olive”, a wonderful pastel olive yellowish green, Commando” that is also a pastel green that is a similar tonality as the Olive but has a bluish over tone instead of  yellow.   There is a dark, dark chocolate brown that is called “Adamantium” after the comic book metal that makes the Wolverine character in X-Men so strong, “Tamarind” that is a mocha cappuccino brown pastel and a fabulous coral color called “Phoenix” that can be struck from a warm beige-peach to a brilliant coral- orange color in the torch flame.

Olive bead with black & pink feathering

Olive bead with black & pink feathering

These five new colors add a new dimension to the Messy Color palette, providing some much desired greens and browns.  Phoenix has the look of the much loved Coral “Peach Persimmon” that has been very popular.  Unlike the Peach Persimmon Coral from Italy, Phoenix has a wide range of colors that can be developed in the flame by controlled striking.  Some people might think that it looks a bit like Creamsicle when you look at the color coins on the website, but Phoenix is a way different kind of glass which is pastel in nature rather than translucent or opal.

Phoenix bead with goldstone swirls

Phoenix bead with goldstone swirls

Olive and Commando are two greens that have been missing from the lampworking palette and in my opinion are great additions.  There have never been greens like these produced in Italy that have been available to beadmakers.

Commando with Triton dots & Goldstone swirls

Commando with Triton dots & Goldstone swirls

Adamantium is the missing super rich dark brown which is another color that just hasn’t been available from Italy and is another super addition to the beadmakers color palette.  Tamarind is yet another color that just hasn’t been available to the lampworking community and the color palette used by beadmakers.  The rich mocha brown color is different from anything produced by Messy Color and widens the available palette, providing beadmakers more earth tones to use in their work.

Adamantium with Triton dots

Adamantium with Triton dots

Tamarind with Hades/Triton Ribbon & Blue Dots

Tamarind with Hades/Triton Ribbon & Blue Dots

Commando with Corksrew Dichroic & Goldstone

Commando with Corksrew Dichroic & Goldstone

Phoenix with Triton Dots & Goldstone Swirls

Phoenix with Triton Dots & Goldstone Swirls

Tamarind with Triton Dots over Silvered Ivory

Tamarind with Triton Dots over Silvered Ivory