Messy Color™ Peacock Green

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Peacock Green (511413)<br />A milky green moonstone.

A milky green moonstone.

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Peacock Green matches Swarovski Peridot crystals. – Vonna Maslanka

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Unstruck, struck, reduced, etched
Messy Peacock Green & Halong Bay
Teri Yount
Messy Peacock Green, Crocus, and Cranberry Pink
Joy Munshower
CiM Peacock Green
Jennifer Borek
Messy Peacock Green with clear Effetre glass frit to create a sugared effect
Darlene Collette
Peacock Green & Halong Bay
Carol Oliver

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Peacock Green is a striking color.
“Halong Bay, Peacock Green and Cirrus are my favorite CiM colours because of the way they can be worked to get the desired amount of opalness or translucency.” – Juliette Mullett
  • Peacock Green does not etch in the same way as other 104 colors. Celia Friedman's tumble etching recipe for Peacock Green:
"Put your beads, a drop of dishwashing soap, a handful of small glass beads, and a spoonful of silicon carbide grit in a lapidary canister, add enough water to cover that plus a bit more, and tumble for 2-3 hours.
Time and grit rating will determine the finished product. 1000 grit for two hours gives a smooth, subtle frost with a pearly gloss coming through, while 800 or 600 will give rougher results.    
The extra beads should be small, and many sources suggest 3-4 mm, but if you are tumbling large-hole beads those will get stuck in them, so I use mostly 6 mm.    
Tumbling doesn't texture glass inside grooves or depressions, so unless you like the artistic effect of a partially etched bead, it works best with evenly rounded or perfectly flat beads. Because dimpled hole ends don't etch, I make my tumbling beads with flat ends and dremel down the edges later.    
NOTE: once you put silicon grit in a canister you can never, ever use it, or anything you put in it, for polishing metal." – Celia Friedman

Darlene Collette made beads with Peacock Green wrapped with 99% fine silver.
See how Darlene Collette combined Poison Apple, Peacock Green, and rubino oro.
Darlene Collette made a set capturing the colors of the harvest using Peacock Green.
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.

"I made two beads of Peacock Green and Halong Bay. One bead of each color without striking, just formed a bead and put it in the kiln. And another bead of each color struck three times. That is, I cooled the bead until it stopped glowing, then slowly heated it and so on three times. The struck beads are obviously more milky and this glow is very noticeable. It's sooo beautiful!"
Olga Ivashina
“Testing the old CiM moonstones against the new misty opals. Top row is the moonstones [Halong Bay, Cirrus, and Peacock Green]. Bottom row is the misty opals [Wisteria and Budgerigar]. As you can see when the moonstones are worked longer they are more cloudy than the misty opals. You can see the dichro sparkle much better in the misty opals.”
Caroline Davis
"Peacock Green is known as a milky green moonstone that allows light to transmit through the glass making the centre of this bead appear to almost glow from within." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Peacock Green doesn’t etch. I thought it provided a nice textural contrast to the 'sea glass' finish of the other beads."
Celia Friedman
Peacock Green & Triton.
Darlene Collette
“Peacock Green does not etch like other 104 colors. Here it was put in etching solution for 20 minutes. You can see the slight variation of the etched bead looking a bit more dull, but not really what I would call a proper etching.”
Genea Crivello
"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 noticed it's a spreader. The pic on the left shows white dots on a Peacock base, the white dots have been swallowed up by the Peacock and have a little dot in the middle -  see how the white dots on the Kryptonite bead on the right are unaffected." Read more at Lush blogs.
Julie Fountain
"This is where Peacock Green shines, in a larger bead - where the colour becomes more intense, but you get to see through the glass as well." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I really like to use these colors [Cirrus, Peacock Green, & Halong Bay] as encasements over intense dichroic scrap beads." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
Peacock Green matches Swarovski Peridot crystals.
Vonna Maslanka