Messy Color™ Crocus

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Crocus (511660)<br />A vibrant & bright opal purple.

A vibrant & bright opal purple.


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"This is Aurae stringer on a lentil made with Crocus. Remember, Crocus does some interesting things, depending on the light. . . This third photo is under a mixture [of types of lighting], in photo tent. Green. I'm thinking that there was some fuming going on from reducing the Aurae, and it has made the Crocus colour shift even more dramatic." Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Crocus with Lapis dots and spacers
Helen Vanek
Messy Crocus
Celia Friedman
Messy Crocus & Rose Quartz
Trudi Doherty
Messy Crocus
Whitney Lassini
Messy Crocus
Genea Crivello-Knable
Messy Crocus
Harriet Harrison

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Testers report that Crocus shifts in color depending on the type of lighting.
  • Crocus is unique to the 104 lampworking palette.
"Crocus is a bright, basically neon, purple. There are no other colors out there that even come close to Crocus in the purple department. In my experience, it keeps its neon color best when it is not layered over white, or when the layer of Crocus is kept thick." – Bethany Lemasters
  • Special thanks to Elasia (x3), Bethany Lemasters, & Genea Crivello-Knable for providing the photos in this section.

Laura Sparling made purple polka dot beads with Crocus.
Read Laura Sparling's blog about how real Crocuses share Messy Crocus' color shifting properties.
Check out DragonJools blog testing Val Cox's Pink Lipstick frit on top of Crocus.
See Whitney Lassini's Calla lilies made with Crocus.
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.


"Fibonacci Sequence" with Crocus & Sangre by Sara Sally LaGrand.
Sara Sally LaGrand
"Crocus is the perfect color for snow cones." Check out Diane's snow cone tutorial.
Diane Woodall
Crocus & Double Helix Clio.
Elizabeth Bunn Braunsdorf
"This is Aurae stringer on a lentil made with Crocus. Remember, Crocus does some interesting things, depending on the light. . . This third photo is under a mixture [of types of lighting], in photo tent. Green. I'm thinking that there was some fuming going on from reducing the Aurae, and it has made the Crocus colour shift even more dramatic." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Messy Crocus with raku frit.
Trudi Doherty
"The top mandrel is CiM Crocus - a truly lovely reddish lavender purple. The bottom mandrel is the same color - with a trail of Double Helix Triton, and reduced. The effect of the Triton reducing on the Crocus is quite dramatic! The Crocus now looks much more pinky." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Incidentally, these are two separate blue frits over Crocus. I was going for less coverage but they spread out a lot! You can see the translucency of the base gives them a glow, though." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
Striking Color over Crocus.
Carol Oliver
“Out of the nine Messy opals that I tested, five of them remained translucent and they were Plum, Rose Quartz, Ghee, Chalcedony and Crocus.” Read more about keeping opal glass translucent at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
"Crocus is an excellent base for silver reactive colors."
Sue Stewart
“Crocus etches normally. This bead was put in etching solution for 12 minutes."
Genea Crivello-Knable
"A nice strong colour too - didn't wash out the way Heffalump did. But, pay attention when photographing it. You might have to follow the light around the house to get good pictures." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson