Saturday, October 22

Marine tints and Turquoise - Sea Themed Beads

CiM - Creation is Messy is introducing lots of Limited Run glass shades over the past year.
The latest release of new colors include some turquoise and sea colored shades.

Let's take a look.

The set below combines two new glasses with the sea-wave twist of silvered ivory stringer.
The translucent glass named Spearmint Ltd Run is coded as a green that reminds me of another past CiM Ltd Run named Seafoam. 

When I received it and held it against the new turquoise glass named Quetzal Ltd Run, I knew I needed to try them together. I like the result and these would be great paired with silver beads in any jewelry design. Each flat tab bead is hand-formed as I don't use bead presses for this style of bead.

CiM - Creation is Messy's Celeste Ltd Run is a pale blue with a tint of green. Other's have compared it to Pale Aquamarine. In the set below it was used as an encasement over a white core. 
Sprinkled on the surface is Val Cox's Starry Night frit that contains dark navy blue and blue aventurine sparkles.

Wednesday, October 19

Celebrating the Always Expanding Palette of Blue Glass!

Blues in Glass never go out of fashion. The number of blues available to glass bead makers is endless in combinations. This post celebrates some new glasses from CiM - Creation is Messy. I never get tired of testing new shades. Enjoy this mid week post celebrating blue!

Starting on a base of Effetre White, an encasement of CiM - Creation Messy Splash Ltd Run was melted in. Splash is a beautiful transparent blue that is medium in tone that is not too dark.

A sprinkling of hand blended Pendragonfyre frit was added and melted into the surface to create a floral vines. This frit includes the rare purple rose glass that blooms into purples and pinks.

Continuing on our blue theme for this post, I experimented with CiM's Splash again with another frit mix from Glass Diversions, Glimmer Canyon.  

This is a blend of opaques and transparent blues with sparkling aventurine. A quick twist with a clear thin stringer was all it needed to swirl the colors.

The final set for this post combines two new CiM - Creation is Messy Ltd Run glasses.
One half of each hand-formed flat tab bead consists of CiM's Aloha Ltd Run blue opaque. 

A stripe of light silvered ivory separates the opaque blue with the transparent glass, CiM's Slate Ltd Run. Slate is a pale grey blue that reminds me of a stormy sea. The twists in the silvered ivory create the waves to complete the effect. The set is complete with spacers of each solid glass.