Messy Color™ Kryptonite

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Kryptonite (511449)<br />An opal sea foam green.

An opal sea foam green.


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“Out of the nine Messy opals I tested, the four opals that opacified were Ming, Poison Apple, Electric Avenue and Kryptonite.” Read more about keeping opal glass translucent at the Frantz Art Glass blog. – Patricia Frantz

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Messy Kryptonite & Lapis
Julie Fountain
Messy Kryptonite
Leslie Anne Bitgood
Messy Kryptonite
Trudi Doherty
Messy Kryptonite & Heffalump
Genea Crivello-Knable
Messy Kryptonite with enamels and Adamantium branches
Laura Sparling
Messy Kryptonite & Terra Nova 2
Patricia Frantz

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Testers agreed that Kryptonite is unique to the 104 glass lampworking palette.
"Kryptonite has no equal in my book as far as workability and end results. So much easier to use than the Effetre Nile Green Opalino. Much prettier too." – Sue Stewart
"No color can compare." – Starleen Colon
"A lovely pale green not previously available in 104." – Carol Oliver
"Very different from other colors." – Teri Yount
"This is such a gorgeous color—not too baby pastel or crayon box green. The opalescent translucency is something that it very hard to find on current color charts." – Lori Bergmann
  • Testers found this opal easy to work.
"Kryptonite does not have the shockiness or tendency to scorch/burn easily that Effetre opalinos have." – Carol Oliver
"I had absolutely no problems working Kryptonite! It melts and works like a dream, with no scumming, or burning, even though I worked some of my beads for a relatively long time, heating and re-pressing until I got them just right." – Lori Bergmann
"I did get some of the carbon trapping that I normally experience with Effetre Opalinos, but to a milder degree. The only thing I did not like about Kryptonite was the carbon trapping, but it was minimal and not really worth complaining about." – Bonnie Polinski
"I normally burn opalinos; with Kryptonite I was able to have a smooth beautiful creamy jade color without any problems." – Robin Aragon
"I had no issues if I annealed Kryptonite high." – Starleen Colon
"Kryptonite can muddy up with too much heat and time in the flame. Likes more oxy than usual. Doesn’t seem to like silver reactive colors too well." – Sue Stewart
"Kryptonite isn't as shocky as Effetre." – Teri Yount
  • Testers generally agreed that encasing Kryptonite, or using it on a clear base, or working it fast, resulted in more opalescence.
"Kryptonite does not transmit much light in solid sculpture format or bead form, under clear or multilayering techniquest it is quite translucent and ethereal." – Starleen Colon
"Working it cool seemed to keep it more on the opaly side." – Sue Stewart
"I would not say that Kryptonite has a tendency to go opaque when worked. I would rather say that Kryptonite is opalescent, and has a tendency to go slightly translucent when worked." – Bonnie Polinski
"My beads did end up losing some of their opalescence, but they stayed relatively translucent. This was for both simple and quick spacer beads, as well as pressed lentils that I worked longer on." – Lori Bergmann
"Kryptonite stayed opalescent for me." – Robin Aragon
  • Testers report that Kryptonite shifts in color depending on the type of lighting.
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable, Teri Wathan, Elasia & Julie Fountain for providing the photos in this section.

Check out how Darlene Collette used Kryptonite with 99% fine silver.
Darlene Collette put Lapis dots on Kryptonite encased with pale aquamarine.
Darlene Collette made beads with Kryptonite & DH Triton.  
Visit DragonJools blog for a review of Kryptonite.  
Check out Lucinda Storms' water necklace made with Kryptonite and silver foil.  
Read about Lori Bergmann's tutorial using Kryptonite in the Summer 2009 issue of The Flow.
Visit the CiM Resource Page on the Kitbitz Art Glass site.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.


Melanie uses Kryptonite frit in her blend "Aquaphobia." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends.
Melanie Graham
“The chrysalis is made with Kryptonite.”
Laurie Nessel
TAG Fire Lotus over Kryptonite cased in clear.
Carol Oliver
“Out of the nine Messy opals I tested, the four opals that opacified were Ming, Poison Apple, Electric Avenue and Kryptonite.” Read more about keeping opal glass translucent at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
"Kryptonite is also silver and silver glass-friendly, it stays opaque enough in thin layers that you can still see it over Clear and it is curiously non-reactive with Ivory." Explore more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Genea Crivello-Knable suggests checking your local bead store for beautiful Czech glass rondells to match Kryptonite.
Genea Crivello-Knable
"I made a bead in every green shade of CiM I own, and also in similar Effetre shades." See more comparison beads including etched versions at Lush Blogs.
Julie Fountain
"This is a wonderful Seafoam colour - and a colour that has not really been available in the 104 palette - I usually have to go to Bullseye to get this colour - so I am totally pleased to see this one.   It looks translucent in the rod, and works up to be still translucent, but not misty or opal. More like an oily or alabaster glass." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson