Sunday, April 11

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Cupcake Ltd Run

CiM Cupcake Ltd Run is an opaque yellow cream. 
It melted smoothly with no problems with shocking or cracking.


It is nice to work with a non streaky yellow cream when I am creating beads with glass frit.


This set sprinkled Val Cox Pink Lipstick frit, a mixture of pink transparent and opaque glasses.


Two spacers of Cupcake show the base glass for comparison.

D.

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CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Brown Eyed Girl Ltd Run

This post will show some beads with another of the 2021 CiM - Creation Is Messy brown transparents. 

It is very similar to SOLD OUT CiM Maple that was released a few years ago and was lovely with silver applications. Click here to see some of my beads are posted on the CiM Maple website page. 

In this bead set, I used Brown Eyed Girl Ltd Run with silver ivory stringer to create dotted beads. Copper foil dragonflies were encased under Double Helix Zephyr capturing the cluster of the copper on the brown transparent glass. 


The focal barrel bead combined these glasses with CiM's Painted Hills Ltd Run, an opaque yellow, which warmed in the torch to a golden hue.


Spacers of Brown Eyed Girl Ltd Run complete the set.

D.

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Saturday, April 10

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Robert E Ltd Run

CiM - Creation Is Messy has always created such beautiful blues in their color range and Robert E Ltd Run is no exception.

Blue transparent glass pairs well with silver glass so this bead set shows off the versatility of it's combination.

The barrel bead was created with limited edition Double Helix 2016 handmade murrini from my stash and dots of Psyche silver glass. I varied the dots and patterns with 99% fine silver wire.

Each bead was reduced and encased in Double Helix clear Zephyr to capture the creamy blue mother of pearl reactions.

The spacer beads are pure Robert E Ltd Run.

Enjoy your Saturday!

D.

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CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Lake Baikal Ltd Runs

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, more than 20% of the world's fresh water and with a depth of over 5000 feet Baikal is the world's deepest lake.

Baikal's age is estimated at 25–30 million years, making it the most ancient lake in geological history. It is unique among large, high-latitude lakes, as its sediments have not been scoured by overriding continental ice sheets.

Here is a photo of Lake Baikal's beautiful winter ice patterns

By © Sergey Pesterev / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75211070

CiM - Creation Is Messy glass, Lake Baikal Ltd Run, is named after this beautiful lake is color rich range of blues. 


As it is a cloudy transparent, I created a hollow round bead in order to show the depth of the patterns within this glass. A wrap of 99% fine silver wire gently melted to the surface completes the bead. The spacers are pure Lake Baikal.


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Friday, April 9

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Avalon Misty and Milky Ltd Runs

This year CiM - Creation Is Messy added four new opal colors in misty and milky options. 
The difference between the two options is based on the level of translucency that was requested by glass bead makers.
In 2020, when CiM introduced cloudy opals, I had an issue with cracking of beads when comparing the glass with glass frit. I wanted to retest the 2021 offerings as the formulas have been re-engineered.

First up, Avalon Misty Ltd Run, an opal pale green.
This glass melts easily and behaved in the creation of the hollow bead sprinkled with a band of Pendragonfyre hand blended glass frit. 

The barrel beads were wrapped with 99% fine silver wire that fumed an ever so slight golden cast. 

Pendragonfyre frit was sprinkled over Avalon Misty Ltd Run on the round beads. 
Avalon Misty spacer beads complete the set.


Avalon Milky Ltd Run is a less translucent glass in the same Avalon hue. 
In this bead test, I sprinkled it with Val Cox Trackster frit. 


The bead melted smoothly and emerged from the kiln with no cracks. 
I am so pleased with this successful test! Spacers complete the set.


Til next time,
D.

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CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Bird's Nest and Orangezilla Ltd Runs

In this post, I am showing two new 2021 offerings on the CiM - Creation Is Messy palette. 
I spent one torch session working on a new skill of hollow beads. I definitely need more practice but I am quite pleased with my progress so far!

The first new "streamer" in this post is named Bird's Nest Ltd Run. These three hollow beads are a great way to really see the streamers within the glass. The streamers stayed true and the glass melted smoothly and consistently in order to create these hollow rounds.





A new orange from CiM this year is Orangezilla Ltd Run. It is a bright orange that becomes vibrant in the flame. 
The hollow round has stripes of Bird's Nest. 
The spacer beads are pure Orangezilla. 


The barrel bead in the photo below is a core of Bird's Nest with end caps of Orangezilla. 
Bird's Nest spacer beads complete the bead set.


As a final test, I create a bead to test the orange glass in a layered silver glass bead. 
This flat tab bead was created by layering Double Helix Kalypso silver glass over a core of Orangezilla with a clear glass encasement.

It is important to ensure a thin layer of clear glass is placed between the 2 layers to protect the color of the core. I added copper foil dragonflies, reduced the silver glass and encased in Double Helix ZephyrCreamy pinks and blues resulted with peeks of the juicy orange shows through. 


Have a great day and hope these brighten the corner in your world!
D.

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