Messy Color™ Midnight Ltd Run

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Midnight Ltd Run (511502)<br />A dense transparent that color shifts between purple in daylight and navy blue in fluorescent light.

A dense transparent that color shifts between purple in daylight and navy blue in fluorescent light.

Midnight with DH Triton. See more at Darlene's blog. – Darlene Collette

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CiM Midnight over clear
Gloria Sevey
CiM Midnight, Blue Moon, Ink Blot & Slytherin
Florence Renault
base of Midnight with stacked dots of Peace and Twilight
Jolene Wolfe
Messy Midnight
Melanie Graham
CiM Little Boy Blue decorated with a layered cane of white and Midnight and an Elphaba/Eden vine cane.
Jolene Wolfe
Messy Midnight with DH Aurae frit
Darlene Collette

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Midnight was engineered in response to customer requests for a transparent navy.
  • Midnight is unique to the 104 color palette.
  • Midnight shifts color depending on the lighting.
"This is a very tricky color to categorize. It has a deep purple cast to it making me think it was more like a violet, but when pulled into a hair stringer to check color it looked gray. Very puzzling." – Genea Crivello
  • Midnight is a very dense transparent and is best layered over white or clear to show the color.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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.

"Midnight is a cool grey in my lotus style beads. I prefer bright colors with pep- but Midnight is a very cool neutral when used this way."
Pauline Chevalier
"When it's hot, it looks like a dark midnight blue but as you can see by the spacers it is black. When I used one layer over white and stretched it under clear, it is a lovely warm dark grey."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Midnight is a muted purple with a hint of gray. When encased over a white base, the color is more readily visible. A perfect intense transparent to use in creating swirl beads or marbles. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"This stacked dot lentil shows a few of the lavender/grey shades you can get out of Midnight. These photos have been taken indoors under daylight light bulbs. This lentil has a core of Amethyst encased in clear and then 4 alternating dots of Effetre white and Midnight which have then been melted down flat to let the dots spread." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"I can't quite make up my mind if Midnight over white is giving me grey or pale violet petals, either way they are very pretty." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"This is a very saturated colour, so perfect for layering. You can see the colour better, either over a light opaque or transparent. I would describe it as a rich charcoal grey with blue tones. It makes a fabulous background for night theme beads and works well with silver glass. Melts beautifully in the flame with no issues at all!"
Trudi Doherty
"There really is no other saturated gray than Midnight- once overlaid on top of white it still looks dark gray."
Liza Lina Schuck
"I pulled a stringer to check its density - I was expecting to see purple like Effetre black, or maybe a green tinge like Hades, but I found it was really very light grey. So I tried it over Effetre white, and yes, Midnight is definitely grey!" Read more at Julie's blog.
Julie Fountain
Midnight with DH Triton. See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"This was horizontal stripes, heated and allowed to flow over the white. Where is has stretched out thin, it looks grey - but where it is thicker, it looks black." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Midnight is a very stiff transparent colour, sort of like Leaky Pen, however it does not have Leaky Pen's tendency to boil, pit and spark in the flame. It is very dark, even over a core of Clear, and is wonderfully reactive with other colours but stable with silver." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"I chose a number of different base glasses to pop my Midnight shards on top of. Starting at the top and looking clockwise - over the top of Zachary, Fremen, Blush and Gelly's Sty, these shards do indeed show purple tones. Over Desert Pink, Larkspur and Cranberry Pink, Midnight shards tend to look much more like dark blue." Read more at the thread on Craft Pimp.
Jolene Wolfe
"In rod form, Midnight is so dark that it can easily be mistaken for black. Even holding it up to the light, you can only see the barest hint of a transparent charcoal grey with maybe a tiny hint of blue. I pulled it into a swatch, only the thinnest part, towards the bottom end, can be seen as a dark transparent grey. When pulled into stringer, you can definitely see it as a transparent charcoal grey that is the kind of neutral color that reminds me of black and white photography. There's little saturation, even though the color is very dense." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber