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 Contact Jean for your glass needs!

#creationismessy #cimporpoise  #cimpeppermintcream #pendragonfyre

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