Messy Color™ Cotton Ltd Run

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Cotton Ltd Run (511832)<br />An milky opal white that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Swan.

An milky opal white that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Swan.




"Just when you thought white couldn't get more exciting! Cotton is an opal white that stays translucent. To test it out I made some heart beads with a frit blend, and to compare I made donut beads with the same frit blend on Marshmallow! You can see that the Marshmallow has lost its translucent properties, but Cotton has kept it. I love this kind of colour as a background for fritty beads as it's softer than a regular white, but Cotton is even nicer as it has gentle glow properties. This glass even looks stunning just on it's own." – Trudi Doherty

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Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Swan & Cotton were melted as misty / milky opal equivalents to our popular opal color Marshmallow [which is opaque-ish after annealing].
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photo 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.


"I love Cirrus, London Fog, Swan and Unicorn!"
Suzy Hannabuss
"Here is a side by side comparison of Swan [left] and Cotton [right] hearts which are variations on CiM's Marshmallow opal white. Cotton is a transparent opal glass, very similar to Marshmallow but more lovely in that it lets more light pass through it than the original more opaque opal white colour does." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
Left to right: CiM Cotton, Effetre Bianco Agata. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right: Marshmallow, Swan, Cotton. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Cotton is a nice opal white that’s slow to melt but has no shockiness."
Gloria Sevey
"Cotton is an opal white that remains translucent out of the kiln. I tested it with my Gaffer glass purple mix in water-colour stringers. The plain Cotton spacers show the glass delivers on its opal promise." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I did have a couple odd reactions with a few of the colors- apparently they didn't like the 1050 garage temp of my kiln and the color went whackadoodle!"
Joy Munshower
"What is not to love? Stunning opal misty off-white that radiates beauty. Has a kind of mystical look about it. Similar to Unicorn and just as beautiful."
Juliette Mullett
"Unicorn a lovely opal white. Very similar to Cotton but Cotton has a tiny bit of a warmer hue to it."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Just when you thought white couldn't get more exciting! Cotton is an opal white that stays translucent. To test it out I made some heart beads with a frit blend, and to compare I made donut beads with the same frit blend on Marshmallow! You can see that the Marshmallow has lost its translucent properties, but Cotton has kept it. I love this kind of colour as a background for fritty beads as it's softer than a regular white, but Cotton is even nicer as it has gentle glow properties. This glass even looks stunning just on it's own."
Trudi Doherty
"Cotton is a slightly off-white opal. A very pretty glass. I love the pale neutrals, me. There’s not a lot else to say about it other than it was a doddle to use and it hates stringer with a fiery passion. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling