Tuesday, February 19

Spring 2019 - New CiM Colors - Egg White & Lemonade

This post carries on with CiM - Creation Is Messy sneak peeks for Spring 2019!

The two glasses revealed in this post are misty white opals. Each of these new glasses were engineered in response to color requests for a soft yellow. The difference between the two is that CiM's Egg White Ltd Run will stay translucent after annealing in the kiln.

CiM’s Lemonade Ltd Run is a pale yellow misty opal paired here with a mixture of several Double Helix silver glass and streams of 99%fine silver wire encased in clear.  The spacers show the beautiful pale yellow in this lemony glass.


CiM's EggWhite Ltd Run is a whitish opal with a hint of yellow that stays translucent. These barrel beads used this glass as a base for encased Val Cox Isabella silver infused glass frit. 
Each photo shows the same three beads from different perspectives.



All the new CiM colors are available through www.nortelglass.com. Contact Jean for your glass needs!


#creationismessy #cimnewcolors #cimlemonade #cimeggwhite #valcoxfritisabella #pendragonfyre

Monday, February 18

Spring 2019 - New CiM Colors - Ectoplasm, Cerulean and Your Majesty Ltd Runs


This post carries on with sneak peeks of CiM- Creation is Messy colors for Spring 2019!

Each of the bead sets featured in this post were combined with Double Helix Aurae silver glass!

CiM's Ectoplasm Ltd Run is described on their website as a candy coloured yellowy green opal that stays translucent. It pairs beautifully with silver glass and maintains its bright and cheerful green hue with little to no fuming. This is one of my new favourites.


CiM's Cerulean Ltd Run is a transparent blue aqua that seems to glow from within in both natural light and sunlight. The glass flows smoothly with no stockiness.



CiM's Your Majesty Ltd Run is rich jewel tone reddish pink purple with no brown cast. Pairs with silver glass there was no fuming on the surface and the color stayed true. This is unique in comparison to purples in other glass lines. Definitely will be experimenting more with this new color.



CiM's website is my go to resource for information and previews of each color in their extensive color offerings. I am impressed each time I visit to see how the lamp working community shares their beautiful creations, ongoing discoveries and feedback. Proud to be part of this collaboration effort!

All the new CiM colors are available through www.nortelglass.com. Contact Jean for your glass needs!

#creationismessy #cimnewcolors #cimcerulean #cimectoplasm #cimyourmajesty #pendragonfyre #doublehelixglass

Sunday, February 10

Torch Session - Revisiting CiM Colors - The Pink and Neutral Palettes


CiM - Creation Is Messy’s extensive list of colors to a new beadmaker may seem overwhelming. Beautiful colors with amazingly creative names.
The best resource to seem some time getting to know the color ranges is the CiM website.
In this post, I am revisiting a few older glasses that deserve another look.

Today’s post are beads from the Pink and Neutral Palettes

CiM's Razzleberry Ltd Run is one of the coolest glasses that I have worked with. It is now rare and sold out, so I pull it out every so often to experiment and remember just how cool it is. A transparent lavender blue in rod form, hot pink when worked.
IN the set below, I paired it with CiM's Cottontail Ltd Run, a pale opal peach. With a quick wrap of 99% fine silver wire, I colored are perfect with each other. The silver wire fumed the glass just a touch and I was happy with the spacer beads. They were created with a base of Cottontail with a layer of Razzleberry.


CiM's Spooky Ltd Run is a white opal glass that melts easily and keeps is clean translucent tone when worked with other colors. The spacers below shows CiM's Spooky's white goodness. The focal bead used CiM's Razzleberry Ltd Run to create the striated rich pink tones.

Below CiM Spooky Ltd Run was the base of the cube frit bead. The glass was sprinkled with some blended pink frit. There was no adverse reaction and the while color remained true.


Another rare CiM pink is Sakura Ltd Run. This glass when paired with silver infused glass, the pink seemed to take on a peachy pink cast.  In the set below, the centre beads were sprinkled with Double Helix fine Aurae frit and reduced to a glittering goodness!


The final glass to review in this post is CiM's Charcoal Ltd Run . It is an extremely dark gray that appears in the rod to be almost black. The set below was a simple pairing with 99% fine silver wire wraps.


Where this glass really sings is when it is combined with silver glass. I can't remember just how many pounds of this glass I have used over the years, but 90% of the beads were with Double Helix reduced silver glasses.

In the set below, Double Helix Aurae fine silver frit was reduced bringing a metallic bling to the bead. There is no fuming of the bead keeping the CiM Charcoal gray clean and classic.


I look forward to a few days in the studio next week. No one enjoys taking vacation in the studio more than me! 


Stay Tuned to new posts as I work through the remaining CiM 2019 colors for Spring.

D.


Saturday, February 9

ICYMI - Double Helix Silver Glass Test Beads

Just a quick post on some Double Helix silver testing that I completed a while back but realized I didn't post.

Each of the beads below used Effetre Pale Lavender as a base. As with all lavender glasses, they shift their color based on the lighting. In the photos below, the glass is more on the pink side under the studio lamps.

The focal bead  was made on on a base of Pale Lavender with layers of Double Helix's Rhea ruby and ribbon of Double Helix Psyche encased in clear glass. This allows the silver infused glass to bloom within the Psyche to blues and creams.


In the photo below, the barrel bead used similar layering and bloomed with a more muted pattern. The Psyche rings at each end fumed the surface of the bead to a golden cast. 


Below are two photos of the same bead showing the change in the bead based on lighting.

Daylight 


Starting again with a base of Effetre Pale Lavender, I added streams of CiM - Creation is Messy's CiM Serenity Ltd Run. This brought out some teal tones to compliment the streams of Double Helix Psyche captured under the clear glass encasement. I added 99% fine silver wire on each end of the bead.

Studio Light Tent


Have a great weekend!
D.

Torch Session - Revisiting CiM Colors - The Brown Palette


CiM - Creation Is Messy’s extensive list of colors to a new beadmaker may seem overwhelming. Beautiful colors with amazingly creative names.

The best resource to seem some time getting to know the color ranges is the CiM website.
Kathy’s organization by hue palette has allowed me to mix and match color families easily.
Over the next few weeks, I will be testing  new colors and revisiting some that deserve a second look.

Today’s post are beads from the Brown Palette

CiM's Indian Summer Ltd Run is a transparent brown that strikes to a rich color. In the middle bead below I simply wrapped some 99% fine silver wire and the glass color stayed true with no adverse fuming or color change in comparison to the spacers.



CiM's Canoe Ltd Run is an opaque silver brown that changes tone as it is worked in the flame. This can create blushes of russet and red brown in the final beads. As shown in the photo below, each bead was wrapped with silver wire and the result was clean with no reactions.
It melted easily with no shockiness.


CiM's Velveteen Ltd Run is a creamy white opal. The true color of the glass is shown in the spacer beads below. The focal bead was created with a base of Velveteen with a layer of silver foil and rolled in Glass Diversions Coffee Bean frit.



Another opal brown is CiM's Allspice Ltd Run. This glass is a deeper in brown tones but is glorious when paired with silver glass. The spacers in the photo below are CiM Allspice. The focal barrel bead was created with one half of Allspice with fine Aurae silver glass frit and the other end is CiM's Indian Summer Ltd Run.


The photo below is another look at CiM's Allspice Ltd Run in plain spacers. This opal brown is classic and rich.



Both CiM's Allspice Ltd Run and CiM's Velveteen Ltd Run are showing as "sold out" in the CiM color archives. You may be able to locate some through distributors like Nortel. Reach out to Jean if you are interested in exploring this color.

Til next time,
D.

#creationismessy #cimveleveteen #cimallspice #cimindiansummer #cimcanoe #pendragonfyre



Tuesday, February 5

Spring 2019 - New CiM Colors - Tahitian Pearl, Weeping Willow, Baked Alaska, Cerulean and Wheatgrass


This new post focusses on the new CiM - Creation is Messy's Tahitian Pearl Ltd Run.
This new glass is a gray based metallic black that creates a gunmetal finish as it melts.

The bead tests below each used this new CiM offering in a variety of ways to decorate new beads.

Here CiM’s Weeping Willow Ltd Run, an opaque green, is paired here with streams and dots of CiM’s new Tahitian Pearl glass


Tahitian Pearl melts easily and smoothly so I enjoyed blowing some new glass shards to add to these beads.

CiM’s Cerulean Ltd Run is paired with handblown shards of CiM’s Tahitian Pearl glass. The shards shine in the sunlight and creates an "armour-like" look in natural light.


Here it is paired with CiM’s new Wheatgrass Ltd Run green transparent.


The photo below shows my "rivet" beads using the Tahitian Pearl  to resemble metal decoration over CiM’s Baked Alaska. Baked Alaska, an opaque yellowish neutral, is a new premium glass offering that contains silver and as it is worked in the flame will create deeper golden cast the longer it is held in the flame through cooling and warming cycles.


CiM's website is my go to resource for information and previews of each color in their extensive color offerings. I am impressed each time I visit to see how the lamp working community shares their beautiful creations, ongoing discoveries and feedback. Proud to be part of this collaboration effort!


All the new CiM colors are available through www.nortelglass.com. Contact Jean for your glass needs!


Til next time,
D

#creationismessy #cimnewcolors #cimweepingwillow #cimcerulean #cimbakedalaska #tahitianpearl #cimwheatgrass #pendragonfyre