10/01/2019

Messy testing - Your Majesty and Amethyst ltd run with Cleopatra and Midnight.

This post looks at the two new purple transparent colours that will be coming out from CiM soon and also two super saturated purple ltd run colours that are already available to buy.

These two pairs of hearts have been made with Your Majesty ltd run, a mid purple transparent that looks quite similar to Effetre mid purple 042. On the left are solid Your Majesty hearts and on the right are hearts with a core of Your Majesty encased  with Effetre Clear.

I have decorated these hearts with flowers made from handmade encased stringers.
CiM have a great selection of super saturated glass colours in their palette which are just perfect for making stringers and murrini that don't look washed out.

The flowers on the surface of these hearts have been made with thin stringers created with Cleopatra ltd run layered over white. The vines and leaves have been made in two ways - the solid colour hearts have vines made with CiM Goldenrod ltd run encased with CiM Loch Ness ltd run (though any bright yellow opaque glass under Loch Ness will work just as well). The vines on the encased hearts are made with CiM Weeping Willow ltd run under a layer of Loch Ness.

To give another example of just how much you can dilute Cleopatra and still see rich purples I have made this stacked dot lentil bead. It had a core of Your Majesty encased in clear and then 4 alternating dots of Effetre white and Cleopatra which have been melted flat to let the dots spread. The lighter spacers are Your Majesty, the darker ones are Cleopatra.

This next two pairs of hearts have been made with Amethyst ltd run which may be a lighter version of Your Majesty and looks quite similar to Effetre light purple 040. On the left are solid Amethyst hearts and on the right are hearts with a core of Amethyst encased  with Effetre Clear.

The petals on these hearts were swiped on with a layered stringer that I made from a core of Effetre white encased with CiM Midnight ltd run. I used the Weeping Willow/Loch Ness cane again for the vines.
I can't quite make up my mind if Midnight over white is giving me grey or pale violet petals, either way they are very pretty.

These encased floral beads have a core have a core of Amethyst encased in clear glass and flowers made by covering dots of white with dots of Midnight. The top spacers are Amethyst and the bottom spacers  are made from Your Majesty
This stacked dot lentil shows a few of the lavender/grey shades you can get out of Midnight. These photos have been taken in doors under daylight light bulbs.

This lentil has a core of Amethyst encased in clear and then 4 alternating dots of Effetre white and Midnight which have then been melted down flat to let the dots spread. All of the spacers are made with CiM Amethyst, two were tumble etched to create a matt finish.

Happy Melting, Jolene x

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