Thursday, November 26, 2009

Beautiful Pinks - CiM 907 Rose Quartz, CiM 921 Blush, CiM 904 Gelly's Sty

Creation is Messy makes wonderful pinks. Just wonderful. That's what first drew me to the CiM glass - and I'll bet the same applies to many others. I used to get a lot of students that wanted to learn to make glass beads because they couldn't buy nice pink beads - so they thought they would make their own. Until CiM came along - they were in for a rude awakening. There were no nice pink beads because there was no nice pink glass.

But now we have - and I can't believe I hadn't already blogged these! - these three wonderful pinks from CiM - Rose Quartz - a delightful translucent pink, Blush - a transparent, and Gelly's Sty - an opaque. They all appear to be the same shade and hue - just transparent, opaque and translucent. All colours should come this way! They are all wonderfully easy to work too.

This is CiM 921 - Blush

This is CiM 904 Gelly's Sty.

And this is CiM 907 Rose Quartz. Better colour than most of the afforable Rose Quartz stone out there.

On white. Dots, from the left are: Rose Quartz, Blush, Gelly's Sty. The Rose Quartz and the Blush have sunk into the white - the Gelly's Sty sits on the surface.

Pretty, pretty colours. For some folks, the reason to make beads. My students are drawn to these like moths to the flame. Lots of them pick one of these to be in their starter set of colours.


  1. They're beautiful, but I always do beads with these colours in them first, as they need a higher annealing temp.

  2. Anonymous12:56 p.m.

    They are beautiful, the pinks are to die for!
    Just a note on previous comment, All CIM doesn't need to be annealed at higher temps. Kathy @ CIM has been doing extensive testing lately and has found that the only CIM colors that need higher annealing temperature is Peacock, Cirrus and Halong Bay.A small price to pay to keep those yummy opalescent colors, but well worth it.