Thursday, November 16

CiM - Creation is Messy New Color - Bone

CiM - Creation is Messy created a new opaque neutral glass in this fall's release of Limited Run colors.

Bone Limited Run is a light neutral shade that is not an ivory. It seems to be a shade between white and ivory that some testers say reacts to silver but not to colors that normally react with ivory.

I don't use many neutral glasses so I was stumped as to how I would use it in a test. When in doubt, test with Raku!

For this set, I sprinkled each bead with Glass Diversions Persian Paisley glass frit and twisted and swirled the frit into the surface of the CiM Bone glass.

We got lots of brown hued reactions along with the highlights of pinks and blue.

Tuesday, November 14

Revisiting CiM - Creation is Messy Siren! Happy results!

This post is revisiting CiM's Siren Limited Run
This is a transparent green that I had tested in a previous blog post. 
Click here to review that post.

This time I used Siren as a base glass for testing a rod of mystery silver glass sent out by Double Helix in their 2016 Garage Sale box.
I used it in twists and swirls over CiM's Siren and then added droplets of handmade silvered ivory stringer. The two glasses allowed the silvered ivory to be float and be suspended once the whole bead was encased with Double Helix's Zephyr non-reactive clear glass.
Various levels of reduction and the mix of blue and green hues seemed to glow from inside each unique bead.

These two big hole beads are beautiful suspended on the silver chain!

Sunday, November 12

CiM's Greens - Turtle Power , Jelly Bean and Apple Pie Limited Runs

This week’s post is highlighting a few more CiM - Creation is Messy Fall Colors that were released a few weeks ago.

First up, CiM's Turtle Power Limited Run green opaque glass. This set uses this glass as the base on which hand-blown glass shards were applied.
Making glass shards is an art in itself as it requires patience and just the right amount of air pressure in blowing the glass bubble. It's loads of fun, but I certainly not a pro at it.

If you want to see the process, click here for a video by Scarlett Impressions. In this set, the shards are Double Helix Helios silver glass that was applied and then reduced to a metallic shine. The Turtle Power green stayed bright with no reaction to the silver glass.

Next up is CiM's Apple Pie Limited Run which is described as an opaque minty pastel green. In the rod, the glass is a light green with a blue undertone. I decided to try it out with a Glass Diversions frit named Kismet. It held the glass frit well and allowed it to be twisted while retaining it's patterning.

One last green for this post is CiM's Jelly Bean Limited Run. This green is a bright opal green which I thought would be perfect with lots of bling from Double Helix Aurae silver glass frit!
Again this green stayed bright and cheerful with no fuming reaction from the silver glass.

I had a small bit of Jelly Bean left after making the set, so I swirled some silver glass and encased it and it held it's color and allowed the silver glass to create some beautiful color and mother of pearl reactions. 

Very difficult to photograph it's glassy goodness.

Til next time,