Spring has brought an amazing number of new glass colors from the three big glass factories that supply Frantz Art Glass & Supply. It’s A Bonanza of New Glass Colors by the Big Three for Lampworkers,  I have been working like crazy to make test beads and experiment with mixing the new colors with different silvered reactive glass to see what happens.

There are six new colors from Vetrofond and the good news is I found that most of the new colors have great reactions when you use them with the silver reactive colors.  There was a glass color from Vetrofond a while back Called ELO that would fume to a beautiful sepia color when used with reactive glass and this is true of five of the six new colors.  I love the sepia tones that I got out of these new colors and am really glad to have all these new choices – yummy, yummy!

The six new Vetrofond colors are:

Biscotti - 791819 Pale Pesto - 791820 Verde Muschio - 791821
Biscotti – 791819 Pale Pesto – 791820 Verde Muschio – 791821
Cream - 791822 Mauvelous - 791823 Purple Plum - 791824
Cream – 791822 Mauvelous – 791823 Purple Plum – 791824

Effetre/Moretti also made three new colors that just arrived and a couple of them are knock-outs!  The first one that got my attention is call Calico #591267 and it is one of the most interesting glass colors I’ve seen in a while.  Calico in rod form looks like it has a big core of a pink, like Dark Pink or Sedona and is covered in a layer that looks like Opal Yellow.  When you heat this glass and make a bead out of it, it has swirls of at least five different gorgeous earthy tones that make it look like picture jasper.

The second outstanding color from Effetre/Moretti is called Caribbean Sea #591227. This color has a base of a light opaque blue with swirls of transparent teal weaving in and out of the blue, making this color gorgeous all on its own and the name fits it.

The three new Effetre/Moretti colors are:

591227 - Caribbean Sea 591267 - Calico 591729 - Lizard
Caribbean Sea – 591227 Calico – 591267 Lizard – 591729

I haven’t had a chance to do any experimenting with Lizard, but I will get back to you when I do.

CiM/Messy Colors has come out with one new color called Sherwood #511492 and is a green that is based on a unique Elphaba that was very popular and highly requested.  CiM also has added a unique opaque gray to their palette called Hippo #511891.

511492 - Sherwood 511891 - Hippo Ltd Run
Sherwood – 511492 Hippo – 511891
Mauvelous with Psyche and rose quartz bumps Pale Pesto with Aurae bumps Biscotti with Sangre and Aurae bumps
Mauvelous with Psyche and Rose Quartz bumps. Pale Pesto with Aurae bumps. Biscotti with Sangre and Aurae bumps.
Sherwood with Ox and Red Monster Calico with Sangre and Aurae bumps Cream with Red Monster and Aurae
Sherwood with Red Monster and OX decorations. Calico with Sangre and Aurae bumps. Cream with Red Monster and Aurae decorations.