Messy Color™ Alley Cat Ltd Run

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Alley Cat Ltd Run (511209)<br />An opaque orange.

An opaque orange.

“It just surprises me with it's orange-ness.” Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Suzy Hannabuss
Messy Alley Cat, Effetre grey and pale amber
Laura Sparling
CiM Alley Cat with Effetre turquoise blue
Juliette Mullett
CiM Alley Cat with Little Boy Blue wing
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
Messy Alley Cat Ltd Run
Jolene Wolfe
Messy Alley Cat Ltd Run
Gloria Sevey

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Alley Cat is one of the most popular opaque oranges we ever produced.
A nice orange color that looks creamy encased with clear. Great for bird beaks. – Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Suzanne Cancilla-Fox for providing the photos in this section.

Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"CiM Alley Cat is a medium orange colour that is darker than Creamsicle but lighter and more yellow than Phoenix. It can be brought closer to Sunset/Phoenix orange with repeated heating and cooling because it is a striker." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"This is a beautiful color that is a cross between sunset orange and apricot in its hues. Works tremendously well both solo as well as with being mixed with other colours. My findings were when used on its own it gave a rich apricot hue which you can blush with repeated heat. A fuss free colour that comes with diversity within its range of hues."
Juliette Mullett
“It just surprises me with it's orange-ness.” Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
”Daffodil and Alley Cat both strike a little, even in spacer-sized beads so you can see some variation across the surface. Alley Cat is exactly the right shade of marmalade for making cats!” Read more at Heather’s blog.
Heather Kelly
Dirty Martini with Lapis and Alley Cat shards.
Jolene Wolfe
"For this pumpkin, I used Alley Cat, which is a more ocher-toned orange, that tends to be more muted. This makes a more organic looking pumpkin that is perfect for autumn and Thanksgiving themed jewelry." Check out Kandice's tutorial Making Storybook Pumpkin Beads.
Kandice Seeber
“Alley Cat is a vibrant, opaque orange that reacts very strongly with copper-based colours.” Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Where the silver touched the bead there is a strong reaction which looks almost bronzish in places and the silver seems to fume areas of Alley Cat adjacent to the silver giving a deeper shade." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe