Messy Color™ Witches' Brew Ltd Run

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Witches' Brew Ltd Run (511489)<br />A yellow-green misty opal- same hue as Lovebirds.

A yellow-green misty opal- same hue as Lovebirds.




"All of these colors melted beautifully! I had no shocking and no pitting or boiling. As you can see from the photos another happy surprise was almost zero reaction with fine silver .999. In my experience, turquoise colors can have organic reactions to silver but these colors remained true. Some of these colors are colors that have the same base batch but are split into two and one will remain a misty opal [more transparent] and one will remain a milky opal [more opaque]. Witches' Brew & Lovebirds, Avonlea & Shamrock, and Sea Glass & Lady Of The Lake are all examples of these pairings. Basically all of these colors have a place in my heart and the 104 line. The subtle changes in the transparency and hues is like having an unlimited paint palette in glass! These colors also lend a range of saturations depending on whether they are layered with bases of clear or white. All of the photos were straight color to show true outcomes. The only exception is Avonlea which I felt might not show the black line art so that is over white." – Michelle Veizaga

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Witches’ Brew, Unicorn and Goldfish are striped into crystal shaped beads with a sprinkling of Val Cox Coy Koi glass frit.
Darlene Collette
CiM Witches' Brew
Laura Sparling
CiM Witches' Brew
Joy Munshower
CiM Witches' Brew
Jolene Wolfe

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Witches' Brew & Lovebirds were melted as misty / milky opal equivalents to our popular opal color Chartreuse [which is opaque-ish after annealing].
  • Special thanks to Jolene Wolfe & Claudia Eidenbenz 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.


Left to right: Chartreuse, Witches’ Brew, & Lovebirds. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"All of these colors melted beautifully! I had no shocking and no pitting or boiling. As you can see from the photos another happy surprise was almost zero reaction with fine silver .999. In my experience, turquoise colors can have organic reactions to silver but these colors remained true. Some of these colors are colors that have the same base batch but are split into two and one will remain a misty opal [more transparent] and one will remain a milky opal [more opaque]. Witches' Brew & Lovebirds, Avonlea & Shamrock, and Sea Glass & Lady Of The Lake are all examples of these pairings. Basically all of these colors have a place in my heart and the 104 line. The subtle changes in the transparency and hues is like having an unlimited paint palette in glass! These colors also lend a range of saturations depending on whether they are layered with bases of clear or white. All of the photos were straight color to show true outcomes. The only exception is Avonlea which I felt might not show the black line art so that is over white."
Michelle Veizaga
"These crystal shaped beads were created on a base of Witches’ Brew with Quazar shards and silver wire encased in clear glass. The spacers are pure Witches’ Brew. The shards had some reaction to the silver but the result is a rich deep bead set with lots of depth." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Witches’ Brew is a gentle, pale chartreuse with a light touch of mistiness."
Gloria Sevey
"CiM glass testing! This was another of my favorites. A misty opal in wonderful yellow-green that glows. Witches' Brew is similar in hue to its slightly less transparent sister, Lovebirds. I love them both!"
Lori Peterson
"Witches' Brew is another pretty, pretty colour. Witches' Brew is a beautiful spring green, a real Peridot green. Absolutely lovely." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"From left to right: Lovebirds with Effetre turquoise, Chartreuse with Poi, Chartreuse with Effetre white, Witches' Brew with Montezuma, & Witches' Brew with Elphaba. There are visible reaction lines within the Turquoise, Poi, and Montezuma dots. I would expect that these reactions would happen the same way with these colours in combination with any of this trio of opal green glass colours." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Another beautiful opal green with a stunning inner glow which has a faint hue of yellow [think summer haze], even if you are not a lover of green you will absolutely love this. Amazing."
Juliette Mullett
"I’m lumping these two together into one post because they are very similar. Both are the same yellow-green with Lovebirds [left half of the pic] being the translucent opal and Witches’ Brew [right half of the pic] being the misty opal. In both cases the glass is great – no fussiness, no shocking, and a good middle-of-the-road consistency. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Witches' Brew and Lovebirds are lighter than Anole. Anole was the lightest green in the batch of new lime greens last year. It’s very good because lots of girls want greens lighter than Anole for creating gooseberries."
Olga Ivashina
"A new pair of gorgeous lime greens, fresh and vibrant, both way more translucent than Jelly Bean & Chartreuse. These colours scream spring to me, light green at the yellow end of the green spectrum. Witches' Brew is the misty opal and Lovebirds is the translucent opal counterpart. They are quite close, but I'd say that Lovebirds is more opalescent. I keep looking at both of them to see if I can pick a favourite, but I really can't, they both have properties that I love! Ah well, you can't have too much glass right!"
Trudi Doherty