There has been an avalanche of new glass colors lately that are or will soon be available for lampworkers.  It has been boggling my mind how many new colors there are to test and experience, so that I can talk about them.

When Mike Frantz went to Italy last May, he managed to pry an impressive number of new colors out of Effetre.  It has taken years to develop a relationship with Effetre to get the factory to make new glass colors and not just their regular line.  There are 13 new colors from Effetre to date and they are listed below.

  • Spanish Leather – 591423
  • Pistachio – 591415
  • Butternut – 591414
  • Sea Green – 591209
  • Dark Matter – 591441
  • Mudslide – 591703
  • Sediment – 591287
  • Sandstone – 591285
  • Alexandrite – 591226
  • Light Marmorin – 591281
  • Marmorin – 591280
  • Streaky Seaweed – 591701
  • Rosewood – 591702

Ten of these new colors can be purchased in an assortment currently on sale called “Beyond Beauty”, plus another four unique coral colors.

I was very surprised when I tested the two colors Marmorin and Light Marmorin because these colors are the first I have used that will reduce to an iridescent copper luster – Oh boy!

To add to this avalanche of new colors, CiM / Messy Color has come out with five new colors in response to request made by the beadmaking community.  The new Messy Colors are listed below.

  • Mojito – 511482
  • Split Pea – 511481
  • Soylant – 511479
  • Maple – 511780
  • OZ – 511478
Soylant - 511479

Soylant - 511479

 

OZ - 511478

OZ - 511478

Maple - 511780

Maple - 511780

 

Mojito - 511482

Mojito - 511482

The new Messy Colors will be available sometime in early August, but the first 45 people that visit Mike at the Frantz Art Glass booth at the ISGB Conference in Miami, can purchase a sample set of these new Messy Colors.

Split Pea - 511481

Split Pea - 511481

 

Bead made with Pistachio, Aurar Shards and Pink Dhichroic Dots

Bead made with Pistachio, Aurar Shards and Pink Dhichroic Dots

 

Bicone bead made with Spanish Leather & ribbon cane.

Bicone bead made with Spanish Leather & ribbon cane.

Tabular bead made out of Dark Matter with Terra Nova designs.

Tabular bead made out of Dark Matter with Terra Nova designs.

Alexandrite Rose Bead with Goldstone Stringer.

Alexandrite Rose Bead with Goldstone Stringer.

Marmorin with Yellow, Red & White Stringer Swirls.

Marmorin with Yellow, Red & White Stringer Swirls.

Mojito encasement over dichroic scraps & Commando core.

Mojito encasement over dichroic scraps & Commando core.