Thursday, May 23

CiM's Wisteria and Lavender Water

This post displays beads with two new colors of CiM- Creation is Messy glass that sold out almost as fast as it was offered.
Purple glass seems to be most sought out as a favorite and the two hues highlighted in this post are no disappointment. 
CiM's Lavender Water Ltd Run  is a transparent color that shifts between lavender and grey depending on the lighting. 
CiM's Wisteria Ltd Run is a misty opal lavender that I have previously posted about. Click here for it paired with Double Helix Aurae.

For the beads below, CiM's Lavender Water Ltd Run was the base of the centre of the focal faux vessel with CiM's Wisteria Ltd Run shoulders. Mixed Double Helix silver glass was swirled and encased with clear. The spacer beads are CiM's Wisteria Ltd Run.

The set below uses the same combinations of glass and the focal big hole bead was shaped into a long barrel. Notice the mother of pearl shine from the silver glass in the natural light.

In this last bead, I experimented with Double Helix's Notos and 99% fine silver wire. CiM's Lavender Water Ltd Run was the base with the Effetre clear capturing the suspended reactions in clear. 

Although these glasses are showing as SOLD OUT at the CiM- Creation is Messy site, you may want to reach out to a local distributor to check their stock availability. 

CiM colors are available through . Contact Jean or Jennifer for your glass needs!


Wednesday, May 22

Spring Pinks and Lavenders

Just a quick post to show you the glass combination discovery using Double Helix stormed Clio over CiM's Peppermint Cream. 
Look at that reaction in the centre of each portal drop in the centre bead! Wow... gotta make more of these!

The focal bead was created on a base of CiM's new lavender named Wisteria. A few future posts will focus on Wisteria Ltd Run, so stay tuned.
The dots are layered starting with CiM's Peppermint Cream, Ltd Run stormed Double Helix Clio. The dots were then reduced and encased in Effetre clear, Highlight dots of Clio complete the focal bead.

The other two beads in this set are on bases of CiM Enchanted Ltd Run a pink lavender transparent. I dotted it with Double Helix Clio and encased the bead in clear. I like that when the base glass was paired with silver infused glass, the peachy pink cast of Clio over the purple hue is a nice compliment to the focal bead.

Til next time,

Tuesday, May 21

Vessel experiments with CiM colors

This post highlights two faux vessel beads using new CiM - Creation is Messy's colors paired with silver glass.

In this first bead, CiM's Bayou Ltd Run was wrapped with silver foil and rolled in Val Cox Isabella glass frit. It was then reduced and encased on clear glass and wrapped with 99% fine silver wire.
It pairs well with spacers of CiM's Peppermint Cream Ltd Run

This faux vessel started with a base of CiM's Peppermint Cream Ltd Run with a CiM Emperor encasement. The bead was then sprinkled with Double Helix Psyche frit and encased. Each shoulder of the bead is CiM's Egg White Ltd Run ends and shaped into a vessel.

Monday, May 20

CIM Ectoplasm with silver glass twisted roses

This focal bead was created on a base of CiM - Creation is Messy's Ectoplasm with a dusting of Double Helix's Kronos 2 powdered fruit. The bead was then decorated with twisted dots made of a combination of CiM Peppermint Cream, Double Helix's Melia encased with Zephyr. Melia reduced dots complete the bead. 

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 Contact Jean or Jennifer for your glass needs! 


Sunday, May 19

More experiments with CiM Elixir!

Just a quick post to share a couple more bead experiments with CiM - Creation is Messy's Elixir.

The following beads were created on a base of CiM Elixir.

One bead has CiM's Peppermint Cream Ltd Run and combination of Double Helix's silver glasses Melia and Clio central dots.. the middle was encased in Zephyr and Melia was added to each end with silver wire and reduced.

The other bead was on a base of Elixir with twisted dots of CiM's Peppermint Cream Ltd Run, Double Helix's silver glass Melia and Zephyr. Melia dots reduced completed the bead. spacers are Elixir

Til next time, D.

Saturday, May 18

Testing 2019 CiM Colors with Silver Glass

This post carries on with more CiM - Creation Is Messy glass combinations with silver glass.

First up is a barrel bead made with a base of CiM's Aiko Ltd Run in the centre and CiM Emperor ends. 

This bead has surface treatments of several silver glasses including Double Helix glasses including Kronos 2, Skiron and Aether in powders and shards. The bead was completed with a generous wrap of fine silver wire. The spacers are CiM's Aiko.

This bead has a base of CiM's Enchanted Ltd Run, with stripes of CiM Aiko. Double Helix Skiron shards were added and gently warmed to a golden glow. The spacers are matching Aiko.

This last bead was testing how Double Helix Skiron silver glass would react on a base of CiM Little Boy Blue. I superheated the bead and it produced highlights of purples and magenta. Definitely will be trying some further testing with these two glasses. The spacer beads are CiM's Little Boy Blue (now Sold Out).

Finally, this barrel bead made with a base of CiM's Egg White with a generous wrap of Skiron and 99% fine silver wire. 

Til next time,