Messy Color™ Yangtze Ltd Run

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Yangtze Ltd Run (511457)<br />A core of clear, encased in transparent yellowish green, encased in clear.

A core of clear, encased in transparent yellowish green, encased in clear.




"Yangtze melted well, with no big issues. I do find with pale glass in general [not just CiM] that it likes to be worked a little cooler- and be sure not to have too much oxygen in your mix as that can cause a bit of hazy bubbles. [Really fussy ones I pre-heat, but not this one]. About 1/3rd of the way into the rod I did find some soft bubbles forming as it melted, but it caused no problems but melted in all fine. A pretty glass that reminds me of an aged glass, but I would have liked more colour in it. The effect is a very subtle wispyness rather than striations. Note: the first beads I made came out a bit dirty. I cleaned my torch and it came out just fine. So it's possible that you need to really ensure a clean torch and gas." – Trudi Doherty

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  • Yangtze was pulled in response to requests for streaky colors.
  • Special thanks to Dwyn Tomlinson for providing the photo in this section.

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"The description doesn't sound all that exciting, so I was not sure what to test with Yangtze. When this happens, it is always better to go simple - less is more. So I paired it with 99% fine silver wire. There was just a slight reaction to the silver with small trails. There was some scumming and micro-bubbles, but I encouraged it from the glass as it gave an antiqued sea glass glow even though I left them with a shiny gloss finish. The result is a simple yet elegant set of beads that would be awesome in a ivory bridal set of silver jewelry." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"The Yangtze River may have turned blood red in 2012, but this CiM Yangtze is a pale translucent misty golden yellow like the light of the sun through a fog in the morning." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I am in two minds about Yangtze. It is full of micro bubbles and the end of the rod boils very easily, leaving bubbles that don't go away. I would normally dismiss this as poor quality glass, but I do really like the way the nuggets look - it is different from an opalino, or an etched bead, or from baking soda bubbles. It is a muted non-uniform colour which is quite different from the rest of the palette. I think it would do well to pair with or mimic semi-precious beads which have cloudiness or inclusions, where most transparent glass beads alongside those look too brash and uniform in colour. So if you have a very specific use-case, it might be useful." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Yangtze, Cornsilk, Chartreuse, and Sea Mist are semi transparent. I like them because they turn out exactly like the rod. Some other semi-transparent glass turns opaque and to me that defeats the purpose. I'd love to try more semi trans glass."
Pati Walton
"Yangtze melted well, with no big issues. I do find with pale glass in general [not just CiM] that it likes to be worked a little cooler- and be sure not to have too much oxygen in your mix as that can cause a bit of hazy bubbles. [Really fussy ones I pre-heat, but not this one]. About 1/3rd of the way into the rod I did find some soft bubbles forming as it melted, but it caused no problems but melted in all fine. A pretty glass that reminds me of an aged glass, but I would have liked more colour in it. The effect is a very subtle wispyness rather than striations. Note: the first beads I made came out a bit dirty. I cleaned my torch and it came out just fine. So it's possible that you need to really ensure a clean torch and gas."
Trudi Doherty
"I worked this glass in the same way as I did the Sea Mist, as cool as possible and it came out looking lovely." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe