Messy Color™ African Violet Ltd Run

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African Violet Ltd Run (511624)<br />A dense and saturated transparent indigo.

A dense and saturated transparent indigo.

"This feather has African Violet over white, and clear cased Atlantis." – Marcy Lamberson

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Kandice Seeber
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Melanie Graham
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Kim Fields
core of Effetre white encased with African Violet, with Aloha dots
Darlene Collette
Byzantium, African Violet, Effetre opaque purple 272
Laura Sparling
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Laura Sparling

CiM Tester Feedback

  • African Violet Ltd Run
African Violet thins out substantially when you pull it into stringer or layer it over other colours, but it is really nice to work with. It’s similar in colour to Effetre Ink Blue, but I found that it is a little more purple, and a bit more interesting to combine with other colours, like it’s got a bit more reactive punch than Ink Blue. – Melanie Graham
African Violet does not etch well. It gets very dark and greyish, almost a muted purplish slate. While some folks might like that color in its own right, it's a far cry from the lovely clear purple you see in the rod. I would not personally put this on my list of 'colors to etch.' – Celia Friedman

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"Not sure what I think of this colour. It's a lovely, soft, blue purple, lavender colour. It leans a little to the grayish end of the spectrum. I think I just expected it to have a little bit more oomph. I think it wants to be layered over other colours. You can see that I had a little bit of trouble with it boiling too, but that's probably just me and my super hot torch." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"African Violet is a dense and saturated transparent indigo. On its own, it is very dark and needs to be thinned out or used in layers to really show its true color. This bead started with a simple base of clear. I created a twisted stringer using combinations of African Violet, Double Helix Kronos 2 powder and stormed Clio and wrapped it around the clear base. To capture the streams of green and blue, I encased the bead in Effetre clear. I love the streams of colors that seem to be moving as you roll the bead in the light." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Gothic roses. The middle round bead is a black base while the other 2 are a base of African Violet over white."
Caroline Davis
"This feather has African Violet over white, and clear cased Atlantis."
Marcy Lamberson
"The purple cane is a base of CiM Peace rolled in Violet Storm frit with stripes of African Violet and Dark Velvet."
Caroline Davis
"This is a super saturated glass, quite different from most other purples I have come across. Used on it's own it is very dark, but used over another colour allows you to appreciate this even more. I do like to layer up colours, and darker saturated ones work really well for this as they offer a strong contrast [I would imagine that this would work well in murrini too]. The closet colour would possibly be Effetre Ink Blue ... but I currently have 3 different batches of Ink Blue!! African Violet has cooler blue grey tones ... CiM describe it as a saturated transparent indigo ... spot on! This is a fuss free easy glass to work with."
Trudi Doherty
"CiM Heffalump encased with CiM African Violet with polka dots and spacers in CiM Oobleck." See more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"African Violet is a rich, transparent purple which is true to it’s floral name. The intensity is difficult to capture in a photograph, however the color is very apparent in person. Similar to most transparent colors, the glass holds shape well to create a solid base. When paired with silver and EDP, the results are beyond gorgeous."
Heather Sellers
"CiM's new African Violet is a lovely shade of soft purple that is very much on the blue side - an indigo for sure. For my purposes, I like a brighter purple, so I tried layering this on Heffalump, and the results are perfect. [Left - encased in clear. Right - layered over Heffalump, then encased in clear.]" Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"African Violet is so dark that I have used it here sparingly as a thin core under a thick encasing layer of Effetre 006 clear to show the hue better." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"African Violet is a beautiful indigo colour. A rich and saturated purple-blue. It’s similar to Effetre Ink Blue but African Violet has a lovely subtle touch of grey about it. It’s smooth, bubble-free and not shocky." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"It came out of the kiln a little less saturated than I expected it to be - a little grayer in hue, but that might be just the layering. From the left - self coloured - too dark to read as anything other than black; over white, and the final bead is a core of clear, thin layer of African Violet, Riley Dichro Pink Teal Crinkle, and finally a layer of clear." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"African Violet is a rich, transparent purple which is true to its name. The intense color is difficult to capture in a photograph. Similar to most transparent colors, the glass holds shape well to create a solid base bead. The glass would best showcase its vibrant color as an encasement over a light base color."
Heather Sellers