New Messy Colors (1-9-13)
|Sprout Ltd Run (511411)||Bloodstone Ltd Run (511110)|
Laguna Ltd Run (511514)
New Messy Colors (10-30-12)
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
|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 discovered that if you apply the encasement gather when it is too hot, it will yellow your foil. All I had to do to correct this problem was to apply the encasement gather just a little cooler than white hot and it didn’t yellow the silver foil.
Rainforest and Atlantis are both opal colors and I have to say that Messy Color has the nicest and easiest opal colors I have ever used to lampwork beads. These two new opals are succulent and I couldn’t help myself and I mixed dichroic into three of the beads I made with these new opal colors with good results.
Check out the beads I made out of these new Messy Colors and decide for yourselves, but I give them a huge thumbs up!
|Bicone of Rainforest with a diagonal band of blue on clear dichroic that is edged with a goldstone ribbon cane.||Bicone of Atlantis with a band of dichroic dots on clear with goldstone ribbon cane.|
|Round bead made with Appletini decorated with swirls of Mermaid.||Core of bead is made from a twisty made of Azure, Rainforest, white filigrana and a light sky blue filigrana.|
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