Wednesday, October 9

CiM - Creation is Messy - African Violet Ltd Run

The beads within this post are combinations using CiM - Creation is Messy's African Violet Ltd Run. This glass is a dense and saturated transparent indigo. On its own, it is very dark and needs to be thinned out or used in layers to really show it's true color.

This bead started with a simple base of clear.  I created a twisted stringer using combinations of African Violet, Double Helix Kronos 2 powder and stormed Clio and wrapped it around the clear base.

To capture the streams of green and blue, I encased in bead in Effetre clear.
I love the streams of colors that seem to be moving as you roll the bead in the light.

View from one side.

View from other side.

The focal big hole bead below started with a base of CiM Spooky Ltd Run, an opal white glass. I used the left over of the twisted stringer that I had created for the bead listed above which I added to the Spooky base. 
To capture the streams of green and blue, I encased the bead in clear and added 3 silver glass murrini from my stash of Double Helix 2010 limited edition collection.  

View from one side.

View from the other side. 

Til next time, 

Sunday, October 6

Playing the CiM Glass Comparison Game!

I just received the latest newsletter from CiM - Creation Is Messy. 
Lots of information about what Kathy has planned over the next few months.
CiM's extensive list of colors to a new beadmaker may seem overwhelming. 
Beautiful colors with amazingly creative names.
Kathy’s organization by hue palette has allowed me to mix and match color families easily.

Within the newsletter, a list was provided with options for color substitutions within the CiM color palette. I hope this list can be added to the CiM Website as an easy access reference guide for artists that have not yet signed up for the email newsletter.

In this post, I am sharing a couple of comparisons that I completed in the summer and forgot to post in my blog.

I used a selection of CiM glasses and tested with various treatments.
Hopefully each graphic is self explanatory.

Many CiM colors are available through the new online order site at
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