Monday, March 4

Spring 2019 - New CiM Color - Little Boy Blue


Today's new 2019 CiM - Creation is Messy color is Little Boy Blue Ltd Run, a muted opaque blue with gray tones.

When I first read the description I immediately thought another boring blue... but when I realized it is a new attempt to recreate/replace now sold out CiM's Duck Egg Ltd Run, my enthusiasm restored as Duck Egg did some beautiful things with silver glass.

On a base of Little Boy Blue I rolled it in Double Helix Kronos powder, added some layered flowers of CiM Peppermint Cream Ltd Run and Double Helix Clio. The spacers show the true color of Little Boy Blue with slight streaking, which I personally like.


Kronos powder blushes the bead blue for an antique look. The flowers with reduced Clio over the CiM Peppermint Cream Ltd Run bloomed in golden rosy petals. 



Perfect for spring. 

CiM's website is my go to resource for information and previews of each color in their extensive color offerings. 

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

#creationismessy #cimtesting #cimnewcolors #cimlittleboyblue #pendragonfyre #doublehelixglass

Sunday, March 3

Spring 2019 - New CiM Color - Bayou


Today's new 2019 CiM - Creation is Messy color is Bayou, an opaque gray-green.

I tried pairing it with Val Cox glass frit named Victoria. 
This frit is part of the Painters Series special edition offerings. 
Val describes this frit as "Like a rocky shore ​under a full moon, this one pairs soft grays with watery blues."


Bayou melts beautifully with no stockiness and I will definitely test it again using silver foil under another frit blend as I believe it will sparkle and shine. 
Stay tuned for the results!

CiM's website is my go to resource for information and previews of each color in their extensive color offerings. 

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


#creationismessy #cimtesting #cimnewcolors #cimbayou #valcoxfrit #valcoxvictoria #pendragonfyre

Saturday, February 23

Quick Post - Spring 2019 - New CiM Color - Mantis


Just a quick post to share another of the new 2019 greens offered by CiM’s Mantis Ltd Run is a vibrant lime green misty opal that pairs with silver glass to create a perfect spring look. Double Helix’s OX459 emerald green lustre reduces to shines of gold, blue, green and rose.

Have an awesome weekend. Spring is on it's way!





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


#creationismessy #cimmantis #doublehelixglass #pendragonfyre

Thursday, February 21

Spring 2019 - New CiM Color - Porpoise

Today's new 2019 CiM - Creation Is Messy color is Porpoise Ltd Run!

This new glass color is a greenish gray opaque that when combined with silver foil and my hand blended Pendragonfyre glass frit really sings! It is a wonderful base for the raku and Z-99 to bloom! 
I have included a few photos of this set as I wanted to note an observation when working with this glass. It appears that the spacers have taken on a pearl finish when they emerged from the kiln. I am not sure if this was due to the silver foil/ glass frit on the nearby beads or if this is something that can be replicated again in Porpoise beads on their own.

Could the formula has similar chemistry to the darker Tahitian Pearl? More experimenting will be required to confirm.





I am always looking for base glasses to pair with my Pendragonfyre frit that will bring the rich magenta, purples and blues to bloom with no yucky reactions. Porpoise is definitely one to put on the list.
These beads can be left with a glossy finish or they are also very beautiful as a tumble etched set as well.

I also did a quick test bead using CiM's new Peppermint Cream Ltd Run. If this bead is any indication, I expect to be using it in a set very soon!
The silver foil really glitters in these beads. 



Here is the bead sitting beside the completed CiM Porpoise set for comparison.



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


#creationismessy #cimporpoise  #cimpeppermintcream #pendragonfyre

Wednesday, February 20

Spring 2019 - New CiM Color - Aiko


Today's new 2019 CiM color is Aiko!

CIM’s new Aiko Ltd Run is a vivid transparent teal green that melts smoothly and has a depth of tone and does not bubble or boil.

This focal bead combined it with Double Helix Psyche silver glass frit and 99% fine silver wire encased to capture the glittery goodness!



As most of my color testing pairs new CiM colors with my favorite silver glasses, it is no surprise that I took the opportunity to try out a new Val Cox silver glass frit called Flora.

This focal bead combined it with Val Cox’s Flora and a couple wraps of 99% fine silver wire encased within. 





This final bead was a combination of several of the new CiM 2019 glasses. 
So many of the new colors compliment each other within the green and teal palettes!

This centre bead was created on a base of CiM Peppermint Cream Ltd Run with some CiM Eden Ltd Run dots and CiM Aiko flower twists.


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

#creationismessy #cimaiko #cimpeppermintcream #cimeden #valcoxflora #doublehelix #pendragonfyre

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