Messy Color™ Poison Apple

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Poison Apple (511487)<br />A dense and saturated opal green that appears almost opaque after working.

A dense and saturated opal green that appears almost opaque after working.

“A tabular bead of CiM Poison Apple with Black Metallic shards.” Read more about shards at the Frantz Art Glass blog. – Patricia Frantz

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Poison Apple with raku, copper green, & Triton
Melanie Graham
Poison Apple Ltd Run
Jolene Wolfe
Poison Apple with white and light lemon yellow polka dots
Amy Hall
Poison Apple & Plum
Darlene Collette
Messy Poison Apple & Elphaba
Heather Sellers
Poison Apple and Grumpy Bear
Helen Vanek

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Although Poison Apple is an opal, after annealing it looks opaque.
"It strikes opaque. It looks more like effetre Nile Green after annealing." – Genea Crivello
"Of course I will probably be in the minority when I say that I really like that this color goes opaque in the kiln." – Kandice Seeber
"In rod form, Poison Apple looks very translucent bright green, but as you work it in the heat it becomes denser and loses some of its translucent look." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog. – Patricia Frantz
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable & Darlene Collette for providing the photos in this section.

See how Darlene Collette used Poison Apple with 99% fine silver.
Darlene Collette combined Poison Apple, Peacock Green, and rubino oro.  
Patricia Frantz made a leaf with Posion Apple.  
See the Frantz Art Glass blog about silver colors with Pat's Poison Apple bead.
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'm finding working in Florida in the summer has a significant effect on my beads and inducing a more reductive environment. When I first worked Poison Apple earlier in April/May, I got the translucent green effect. When I worked the beads later in May when it was more humid, the beads took on the milky effect. The color is very very close to Nile [bottom strand], but Nile is opaque whereas Poison Apple maintains a bit of translucency with the milky effect. Pressing and shaping the beads also contributes to the milky effect. Because my beads are organic, I embrace the variety of effects I get. If you have more control over your environment [i.e. don't have to torch in the hot, humid summer], you should be able to get the effects by working in the propane rich reducing flame."
Jennifer Borek
A comparison of CiM greens. In 2019, we re-engineered Poison Apple to stay translucent even after annealing. Laura's photo here shows the re-engineered Poison Apple.
Laura Sparling
Poison Apple does lighten in color if it is worked at molten temperatures then dropped into a cool beadroller. Usually light flame polishing brings back the darker green.
Heather Sellers
Diane Woodall’s tutorial for making “wiggle giggle” caterpillars using Poison Apple in the March 2014 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Diane Woodall
Helen Vankek wrote a lentil ladybird tutorial in support of Beads of Courage [using Poison Apple].
Helen Vanek
Check out Claudia's sheep tutorial on a Poison Apple base in her book Glass Bead Trip.
Claudia Trimbur-Pagel
"I love Poison Apple – it’s an opalino so you get a lovely depth to the colour, but is also opaque enough to keep its brightness." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"This glittering set was created with a base of Poison Apple on which Double Helix Aurae Light was streamed with handmade threadlike stringers. Each bead was then reduced to bring out the glorious metallic bling!" Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Poison Apple with Effetre ivory.
Yulia Trubitsyna
"Poison Apple doesn't have a lot of spectacular reactions, but just the fact that it is one of those colours that basically gets along with everyone else in the colour sandbox makes it a really valuable tool. Most greens either react like a turquoise and have a dark line reaction with Ivory, or behave like Ivory and turn black when used with silver. It is always exciting to find a colour that doesn't do either of these things; especially one that is green or turquoise." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"You can clearly see the center [which was superheated] is curdled and the outer edges are not. I found it easy to control this by controlling how much heat is applied and for how long. If I don't want curdling, I simply don't superheat the bead."
Bonnie Polinski
“A tabular bead of CiM Poison Apple with Black Metallic shards.” Read more about shards at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
“Out of the nine Messy opals I tested, the four opals that opacified were Ming, Poison Apple, Electric Avenue and Kryptonite.” Read more about keeping opal glass translucent at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
“The darker beads have CiM Poison Apple layered over the Moretti 026 Transparent Blue Green, and the lighter ones are just pure CiM Poison Apple. The darkest are plain Moretti 026 Transparent Blue Green. They all have Double Helix Gaia stringer squiggled on top.” Read more at Two Glassy Ladies’ blog.
Amy Hall
“These beads were made with Electric Avenue & Poison Apple, two Messy Colors I have not seen anything comparable in the Moretti/Effetre line [or anywhere else for that matter].” Read more at Two Glassy Ladies’ blog.
Amy Hall
"I made a bead in every green shade of CiM I own, and also in similar Effetre shades." See more comparison beads including etched versions at Lush Blogs.
Julie Fountain
"I really love that this color is so vivid it's almost neon. Even after annealing, the color is bright and almost animated. The shade of green reminds me a little bit of Effetre Nile Green, but with more saturation and slightly more yellowish. It's not as yellow as Pea Green. When compared to Elphaba, Poison Apple is slightly darker and has more blue. So it sits between those colors and has more saturation than all of them." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"It doesn't react with silver which can be a good or bad, depending on the look you're going for. This also stayed mostly opal for me after annealing the beads in the kiln."
Melissa Villadiego
"I love the translucent glasses - so I'm disappointed that this loses it's transparency after annealing. It seems to stay a little darker and a little "juicier" in colour when encased. Overall - a really nice, bright green." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson