Messy Color™ Coronation Day Ltd Run

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Coronation Day Ltd Run (511616)<br />A dark opal purple.

A dark opal purple.

"Coronation Day is only sort of transparent on the rod but loses transparency when torched." – Gloria Sevey

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Messy Coronation Day
Kim Fields
Messy Coronation Day with Gaffer purple extra fine frit
Darlene Collette

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"Let's cover the details of the CiM glass colors: Ocher, an opaque yellow; Quetzal, an opaque blue with green undertones; Coronation Day, a dark opal purple. This created an amazing combination. Each glass melts smoothly, layered without issues and the silvered ivory stringer detail on the focal bead was beautiful." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Coronation Day is only sort of transparent on the rod but loses transparency when torched."
Gloria Sevey
"Coronation Day - a royal purple that is lighter and streakier than the rod itself. The two beads on the left are self coloured, and the one on the right, I applied white dots and then super heated it and swirled them into the purple base." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"You may be able to see here – the feet and bottom lip have opacified and lightened more, while the top stayed darker and more translucent. This is the same thing a lot of the CiM opals do, and depends on how much heating and cooling they get after the last time they were molten [and maybe on kiln position too]." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Coronation Day is a deep, rich lilac. The depth of color is hard for the camera to accurately capture. Using a variety of flame conditions will produce highs and lows in color gradient. A thorough flame polish is recommended for an overall deep purple hue. Repeating heated and cooling will lend to more variety of highs and lows. Working the molten glass with a cool shaping tool will also achieve variations in the rich tones of Coronation Day."
Heather Sellers
“The very first beads that I made with this glass showed heaps of colour variation - all of which are beautiful shades of dark lilac to rich purple - considering they were all made with a single rod of glass this variation had me intrigued. . . . I did manage to reproduce a similar effect again though in making this sweet set of tab beads. They were put through several cycles of heating and rapid cooling by using a heavy brass parallel press which seems to be the secret to teasing out the darker opal purple tones. The effect is so pretty!” Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass’ blog.
Jolene Wolfe