Messy Color™ Firecracker Ltd Run

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Firecracker Ltd Run (511106)<br />An opaque dark cherry red.

An opaque dark cherry red.

"Firecracker, Kniphofia, & Bing all get the beautiful pink with Clio." – Suzy Hannabuss

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Hillary Lawson
CiM Firecracker with DH Clio
Hillary Lawson
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Solid Firecracker heart shaped beads with dots of striking Effetre tongue pink.
Jolene Wolfe
Firecracker with Double Helix Psyche Light
Darlene Collette
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Darlene Collette

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  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable & Heather Kelly for providing the photos in this section.

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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

Hillary Lawson created this gorgeous tutorial featuring CiM Firecracker, Crocus, & Wisteria. Visit Glass Alchemist for the video portion of the tutorial [and other tutorials as well].
Hillary Lawson
Check out Maria's YouTube demo making an apple with a worm in it using CiM Firecracker & Troll.
Maria Schoenenberger
"Loving this vibrant translucent red orange that doesn’t give up under challenging conditions. I layered Firecracker over clear and then encased with Dollhouse Misty and Jacaranda. Added silver foil and coe 96 reactive blue green. Blown thin and annealed with no shocking or reactive problems."
Lori Lochner
"This rich orangey red practically explodes with juicy colour. Shown here with gold foil, over Peace white and as spacers. The more I heated it, the more transparent it stayed."
Janet Evans
"Firecracker, Kniphofia, & Bing all get the beautiful pink with Clio."
Suzy Hannabuss
"A really, lovely bright scarlet. This behaved well in the flame. Brighter than Sangre. I love it with the gold here."
Josephine Wadman
"Firecracker is an opaque dark cherry red. I have used it many times with silver glass and it really sings. This time around I used Firecracker with Italian murrini to create some fun and bright round beads. As in the past the glass melted beautifully and retained its cherry red color after a quick striking. A pleasure to work with." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Firecracker might be THE best red glass I have ever used. I abused it beyond belief and it held up beyond my expectations! I tried to layer Clio over all the reds and oranges and I think it was mostly reactionary over Firecracker- it produces the prettiest result. In my experience, getting Clio dark from DH yields a better color result when it is layered."
Hillary Lawson
"Firecracker is a lovely red. I love this glass! Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Love the brightness of the red and played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the surface of the bead!"
Terri Herron
"Firecracker is an opaque dark cherry red that I have tested in the past with silver glass and it really sings! For this test, I used Midnight Shards and the blue/ silvered ivory against the rich red is really pretty. My only observation was that Firecracker was a bit shocky with a few small air bubbles in the rod." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"The petals of this raised flower bead are Firecracker over white." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
“The top is a clear cylinder, with stripes of [from the left], Rudolph, Firecracker, Maraschino, Bing. And the con-joined bead on the bottom is the same order, from the left, Rudolph, Firecracker, Maraschino, Bing.” Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
“I started with two beads of solid Firecracker for the ends, and then in-filled with clear, and encased the clear with more Firecracker. You can see the spiral of cloudiness from laying down the Firecracker and melting it in.” Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I'm finding Firecracker easy to strike and great for making petal canes for summer floral beads. For this set I made a petal cane with a core of CiM Peace and a thin encasing layer of Firecracker." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Firecracker is a medium light red with orange tones – you can see that the end spacer is less struck and much more orange." Read more at Heather Kelly's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Firecracker is a transparent red - ranging from amber through orange to red, depending on the degree of striking. It does tend to develop cloudiness as it is worked, but it is a delicious and juicy colour with no hint of liveriness [brown-ness]." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"When comparing it to the other CiM colours in the red palette, it sits somewhere between Maraschino and Sangre."
Liz DeLuca