Messy Color™ Ecru Ltd Run

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Ecru Ltd Run (511821)<br />An off-white opal.

An off-white opal.

"Ecru is difficult to photograph but a lovely pale moonstone." – Gloria Sevey

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Messy Ecru
Kim Fields

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Testers report that Ecru is similar to Ivory Alabastro but easier to work with.
Ecru is way nicer to work with than Ivory Alabastro because it is softer, doesn’t boil as easily, and is less shocky. – Melanie Graham
I love Ecru, it makes an excellent base and is stiffer and easier to use when encasing, especially for smaller beads. – Trudi Doherty

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.

"Ecru is an off-white opal glass. It melted smoothly and much easier than the Effetre opalinos that tend to shock and explode in the flame if not treated gingerly. The focal bead in this set used encased dots of a Double Helix silver 'mystery' glass that produced blues and green reactions when encased." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I intentionally tested this colour directly after testing Ivory Alabastro so that I would have a basis for comparison, and the results showed me that the colours are very different. The first major difference is workability. Ecru won this battle hands down, refusing to boil, shock, or splinter as I melted it. Second, the reactions I got with Ecru were quite different to what I found with Ivory Alabastro." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Ecru, a gorgeous cream opal glass with a pearly looking lustre to it. This glass is just glorious." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The glass is really smooth and it goes a sort of dirty yellow with the heat but as it cools it returns to this gorgeous neutral colour. I got the same wispiness going on that I got with the Allspice but it’s not as evident in the annealed and cooled beads. In certain lights the beads take on a slight grey-brown tinge, which is where they look proper ecru." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Ecru is difficult to photograph but a lovely pale moonstone."
Gloria Sevey
"Ecru is a lovely melt. I was prepared for it to be shocky like the Effetre opalino and it wasn't at all. Just smooth and nice."
Marcy Lamberson
"I was pretty excited to try Ecru - because a translucent ivory? What's not to love about that? Ecru reminded me of the old Effetre Ivory Alabastro. . . . I'm not sure that it is the heat that makes the colour shift so much as repeated applications of low-amounts of heat - the kind you use when making multiple beads on a mandrel to stop them cracking and falling off." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Ecru is a soft, cream alabaster. The glass should be worked in a neutral, well-balanced flame to avoid any golden discoloration. The soft nature of Ecru lends nicely to pressing or shaping." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers