Friday, April 23

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Color- Sea Anemone and Ice Grape Ltd Run

As CiM - Creation Is Messy expanded their line of streamer glass this year, testers were provided a sample rods of both the streamer and the base glass used in its production.
The bead set below showcases the differences in the two rods.

Two hollow beads of were created with Sea Anemone Ltd Run streamer. Note the streams of CiM colors:  Sunflower, Pimento, Iguana and Peace over a base glass of Ice Grape Ltd Run.


Two clear hollows of Ice Grape are included as well for comparison.


One additional hollow bead was created from Sea Anemone with end caps of
Double Helix Aurae Light.


My understanding is that only some distributors may have limited stock of these new colors including Ice Grape Ltd Run (available in North America only).
Definitely check with your favorite glass supplier for availability and order them before they are gone!

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Tuesday, April 20

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Color- Portal Ltd Run

Portal Ltd Run is a new 2021 CiM - Creation Is Messy opal white that is the misty sister to Gossamer Ltd Run. Click here to see my Gossamer beads from last week.

This bead set was created using Portal Ltd Run as the base glass. 


Layered dots of SOLD OUT CiM Prussian Blue Ltd Run, a deep opaque blue laden with silver, and rare Double Helix Olympia Rain.


Clear portal dots of Double Helix Zephyr were added to capture the stormed reaction of the silver glass. 

Each portal turned a pretty green as a result of the reaction between the two silver laden glasses.

Have a great day!

D.

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Monday, April 19

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Happy Little Potion Bottles

I have been enjoying playing in my studio over the past few weeks while testing the 2021 release of CiM - Creation Is Messy glasses.

I had never tried blowing little bottles before, but was inspired to try after watching a youtube video of a couple of ladies making potion bottles from old Victorian glass they had found while mud larking.

These are far from far from perfection, but they were fun to create and see how the glass moves with the smallest of breath through a blowing pipe.


From left to right the bottles were crafted from:
CiM Streamer coded as 2020.10.29 with streams of CiM Smurfy, Pimento and Sunflower.

CiM Morgan Ltd Run, now sold out, a pink glass offered in 2020 with golden shimmer and a moonstone cast when viewing it at different angles.

CiM Bewitched Ltd Run, a clear base with indigo and purple streamers.

CiM Streamer test glass with gold aventurine streamer. Bottle stopper decoration with Double Helix Aurae dots.

Happy little bottles. My collection will no doubt grow to fill my window ledge.
Smiles,
D.

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CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Color - Carefree Ltd Run

Carefree Ltd Run is another of the new streamer glasses offered this year by CiM - Creation Is Messy. Carefree is a clear glass base with green, purple, and blue streamers.

I have found that these streamer glasses are beautiful to work with and I enjoy making hollow beads with them.


These simple hollows are made with this glass and the streamers are seen faintly through the bead's circular sphere. 


Definitely want to try this again with shoulder beads of a darker transparent or reduction silver glass.

Til next time.
D.

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Sunday, April 18

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Color - Burnt Sugar Ltd Run

Burnt Sugar Ltd Run is a new 2021 CiM - Creation Is Messy is a rich transparent brown with caramel tones. 
I experimented with Burnt Sugar two ways in my work with this new glass color.
First up, it is paired with Val Cox frit named Drama Cream.

These round beads have a simple sprinkling of the glass frit gently melted into the surface. 


The single bead in the photo below has a roll of silver foil under the frit as I wanted to see the difference it would achieve. The spacer beads are made SOLD OUT CiM Baked Alaska Ltd Run. Transparent spacers are Burnt Sugar.


The set below also used a base of Burnt Sugar. Layered dots of a custom stringer mix of a CiM Streamer test glass (coded as 2020.10.29) with
Double Helix Hyperion were captured under clear Double Helix Zephyr portals. 


Notice the swirls of silver glass magnified under the clear glass. 


Dots of Double Helix Aurae were added and reduced. This fumed the base Burnt Sugar with a purple blue blush that is very pretty.


I definitely will be trying this combination of Burnt Sugar and silver glass again to see what I can achieve.
D.

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Friday, April 16

CiM - Creation Is Messy 2021 Colors - Reds - Vampire and Firecracker Ltd Runs

This blog post will introduce two new reds for 2021 from CiM - Creation Is Messy.

CiM has always had a wonderful palette of red shades and this year is no exception.
Check out the Red CiM palette here.
First up is CiM Vampire Ltd Run is an opaque red that I knew would work amazingly with Double Helix striking silver glass.


This set started with a base of Vampire. 
Streams of Double Helix Terra 2 was struck and reduced, copper foil oak and dragonfly inclusions were added and each bead was encased in clear Double Helix Zephyr glass. 


This set has a variety of round, barrel and flat tab bead shapes to complete a set of beads just waiting for the perfect jewelry design.

Vampire had not issues in melting and shaping and the colors that it presented with Terra 2 is glorious.


Another new red, Firecracker Ltd Run, is an opaque dark cherry red that has been remelted for 2021.
I have used it many times with silver glass and it really sings. CiM's website displays some of my previous beads if you are interested.


This time around I used Firecracker with Italian murrini to create some fun and bright round beads. 

I added extra dots to each bead with CiM white Peace and yellow Schoolbus Ltd Run.
As in the past the glass melted beautifully and retained it's cherry red color after a quick striking.

A pleasure to work with.

D.

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