Messy Color™ Quetzal Ltd Run

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Quetzal Ltd Run (511546)<br />An opaque blue.

An opaque blue.




"Quetzal is very well behaved for a turquoise - it doesn't pit, doesn't striate nearly as much as a lot of greenish opaques, and is a lovely consistency. It also doesn't go silvery like the Effetre turquoises. It will lighten a bit when encased, but still stays a lovely color. There's no shocking with this one either. It will bleed a little out the sides when making stripes if you're not careful to cover the edges well." Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber

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Messy Quetzal, Spearmint, and silvered ivory stringer
Darlene Collette
				Top left to right: bead encased with clear, non-encased bead, etched bead
Joy Munshower
Messy Quetzal
Gloria Sevey
Quetzal, Barrier Reef, Indian Summer, & Painted Hills
Kandice Seeber
Messy Quetzal
Kim Fields
Quetzal, ferns are dots of Emperor over Effetre white and flowers are Effetre cobalt blue over white
Jolene Wolfe

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Quetzal was melted in response to requests for a "blu-er version" of Celadon and a "better turquoise." We've had good feedback from our testers who say that Quetzal fits the bill for a turquoise color, one that doesn't look "dirty."
  • Special thanks to Dwyn Tomlinson & Melanie Graham for providing the photos in this section.

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"Quetzal is greener and darker than Effetre Light Turquoise. It’s a beautiful teal that slots neatly in between Celadon and Mermaid and is a very unique shade in the 104 palette. The colours that it is closest to are Reichenbach Pastel Blue and Kugler Turquoise, but it is slightly darker than the Pastel Blue and bluer than Turquoise. I didn’t test it with Effetre Dark Turquoise because I didn’t have any, but it is definitely greener than Dark Turquoise."
Melanie Graham
"Quetzal is very well behaved for a turquoise - it doesn't pit, doesn't striate nearly as much as a lot of greenish opaques, and is a lovely consistency. It also doesn't go silvery like the Effetre turquoises. It will lighten a bit when encased, but still stays a lovely color. There's no shocking with this one either. It will bleed a little out the sides when making stripes if you're not careful to cover the edges well." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"You can see that I had no issues with Quetzal going grey and leaden however. It really is a beautiful, classic shade of turquoise." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I was expecting Quetzal to be super streaky as most opaque green and blues are and yes, it does have darker striations, but it’s not as streaky as I thought it would be. There were no fizzbubbles and no metallic hazing and the glass is very smooth to work with. No shocking. These beads are Quetzal encased with a thin layer of Effetre Pale Aquamarine and they are decorated with polka dots in Effetre Light Sky Blue." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Quetzal is a true turquoise blue. A darker, more color-rich version of Celadon. Admittedly, I am excited about this new color addition. The forgiving nature of the glass did not require a perfectly balanced flame to stay clean and crisp in color, unlike other turquoise glass." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers