Saturday, March 28, 2020


CiM pink lemonade, fruit punch, watermelon. Side by side. Are we ready for summer yet? Lol

CiM 730 Fruit Punch

CiM 730 Fruit Punch more pink! Crazy wonderful selection of pinks from #creationismessy. This is a salmony pink. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

#dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting 

CiM 219 Watermelon

CiM 219 Watermelon. Watermelon is my winner for the latest round of testing. it's a brighter, more saturated colour than fruit punch. It's a hard to describe colour , more of a light red than a pink. I like it.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜

#dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting 

Cim 916 Pink Lemonade

CiM 916 Pink Lemonade. Pretty color, but the rod I used was super shocky. Pre-heating it in the kiln helped a lot.

#dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting 

Monday, March 23, 2020

CiM 220 Circus Tent

CiM 220 Circus Tent. Circus tent is kind of like a filigrana, in that it has streaks of colour through a mostly clear rod. It gives you the impression of banners flying in the Wind oh, so I made these organic flying in the wind kind of shapes.😘πŸŽͺπŸŽͺπŸŽͺ

#dragonjools #lampwork #softglass #nortelarrow #creationismessy #cimglass #cim #colortesting 

CiM 923 Morgan

CiM 923 Morgan. Morgan is a soft dusty rose pink. I suspect it might be named for Morganite, which is the pink form of aquamarine, I believe, Beryl, which is Emerald when it's green. And yes that is Birdsong in the background, and yes that is snow on the ground. Because of worldwide pandemic wasn't enough we now have a 1-day summer. πŸ˜‹

#dragonjools #lampwork #softglass #nortelarrow #creationismessy #cimglass #cim #colortesting 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

CiM 922 Luzern

CiM 922 Luzern oh, you're going to be so jealous of this one. This one is in really small quantities and will be hard to find. This is Lucerne which is a slightly darker version of Heather. I really like it

Heather on the left and Luzern on the right


#dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting 

CiM 218 Goldfish

This is CIM 218 goldfish. I had a lot of trouble getting this to strike, and as you can see, it didn't kiln strike. I will have to try it again and try a more deliberate strike, because well, it is is a pretty champagne colour, but it's not what you'd call a bright orangeπŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

#dragonjools #colortesting #creationismessy #cimglass #softglass #lampwork #flamework 

Update. I had better success striking it the second time around. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

CiM 920 Pink Dogwood

CiM 920 Pink Dogwood. A lovely ethereal flower pink in a kind of Cloudy transparent, if you know what I mean. You can see that it's like a veiled cane at the end with layers of colour. Very very pretty😍😍😍🌸 #dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting

CiM 124 Fire Dragon

CiM 124 Fire Dragon. A nice transparent red that strikes slowly and not in the kiln, giving you some options to play with varied color. πŸ˜πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

 #dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting #cimfiredragon

CiM 922 Heather

CiM 922 Heather. A lovely, lovely color. Rods that have been in the flame tend to shock the end off. Can be a bit  boily. But what a color! 😍😍😍

#dragonjools #softglass #creationismessy #cimglass #colortesting 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Effetre 039 Dark Violet

Effetre 039 Dark Violet. This is a really dark colour that's holds up well to thin applications, and really needs a lot of light to shine. It's a beautiful sunny day outside, but it's - 21, so I'm not going out there. So you'll just have to look at it with artificial πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚❄❄

#dragonjools #lampwork #softglass #effetre  #colortesting 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CiM 828 Porpoise

CiM 828 Porpoise. This is an almost neutral grey, with that ability to look different, depending on the surrounding colors. With black, it looks pure grey, but takes on a bluish or greenish tone if next to those colours. It's a nice colour to work, and it really does make me think of porpoises and dolphins

#dragonjools #lampwork #softglass #cimglass #creationismessy  #colortesting 

Effetre 279 Marmo Viola

A rather pleasant shade of streaky lavender. I expected it to come out more grey than it did, and if you put it next to a really bright, saturated colour it will tend to look Gray . But it's not really a neutral it really is a streaky faded French lavender colour. Very pretty

 #lampwork #softglass #effetre #moretti #colortesting 

Monday, January 06, 2020

Eff210 Comparison

Comparing Eff210H and Eff210 Avocado. The "H" means handpulled (vs machine pulled) - you will notice some variations in the thickness of the rods. But  I'm not seeing any significant variation in the colours, between the hand-pulled oh, and the Machine pulled. Avocado, itself, could be called the colour of sludge. Or mud. However, if you get over it not being a very pretty colour, It is a very useful colour if you doing Organics or you need a neutral background, or you are doing something sculptural. Makes good horses and elephants. It's also good to know that you get interesting colours when you cool it rapidly, like mashing or using a press. note the leaves. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜

H on the left, machine pulled on the right.

#dragonjools #softglass  #effetre #moretti #italianglass #lampwork      #flamework