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New Messy Colors (1-9-13)

New Messy Colors (1-9-13) Sprout Ltd Run (511411) Tangerine Ltd Run (511208) Bloodstone Ltd Run (511110) Fostoria Ltd Run (511708) Vanilla Latte Ltd Run (511707) Tranquility Ltd Run (511608) Night Sky Ltd Run (511515)   Laguna Ltd Run (511514)         Absinthe Ltd Run (511412)      
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Categories: New Colors.

CiM / Messy Color Has Four New Colors! (3-29-11)

Oh Boy, its spring and Messy Color has come out with some wonderful new colors to add to their palette.  There are two transparent and two opal colors and they are call Rainforest, Azure, Atlantis and Appletini. Rainforest – 511499 Appletini     – 511497 Atlantis       – 511598 Azure          – 511500   These new colors are yummy, yummy, yummy and I had a blast melting them to find out how they work when I made them into beads. I made beads with silver foil cores that were encased with the two transparent colors Azure and Appletini and they came out great.  I
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Categories: 104 COE Glass Review, Flameworking 104 Glass, and Lampworking.

Tips and Techniques: Keeping Opal Glass Translucent

I have heard some talk on the beadmakers grapevine about problems keeping some of the beautiful opal colors that are available through CiM/Messy Color translucent and I decided to run some tests to see if I could find a resolution to this problem.  If you don’t already know, to call a glass color “opal”, means that the glass has a translucent quality rather than being transparent or opaque. I tested nine (9) of the opal colors from the CiM/Messy Color palette and got some interesting results. I tested Rose Quartz – 511907, Crocus – 511660, Chalcedony –511550, Ghee – 511346,
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Categories: Flameworking 104 Glass, Lampworking, lampworking techniques, and Silver Glass Colors.