Messy Color™ Barrier Reef Ltd Run

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Barrier Reef Ltd Run (511548)<br />A transparent teal.

A transparent teal.




"As I am often doing beads to which I like to use transparent glass very thinly, I am interested in the saturation of glass colour. If the glass is dark it does not necessarily mean it is intense. I made test beads, first a basic bead using only the colour in question and then a white bead I covered quite thickly with the said glass. Ultimate test was a triangle bead using a couple of greens in it. Glass melts very thinly in the triangle beads and it is covered with clear [Effetre 006 in this case] which can kind of dilute it optically even more. Especially I liked the beautiful teal shade of Barrier Reef. It is too dark, almost black as itself, but they make nice triangle bead together, being in a blueish and yellowish end of green spectrum." Read more at Maikki's blog. – Maija-Leena Autio

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A base of Barrier Reef on which silver glass was swirled, reduced and encased with clear glass, with DH Triton shards
Darlene Collette
Messy Barrier Reef
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Barrier Reef
Chris Haussler
Kandice Seeber
Messy Barrier Reef & dichro marble
Chris Haussler
Left side is Barrier Reef over white; right side is non-encased bead, etched bead
Joy Munshower

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Barrier Reef is similar to Great Bluedini but much denser.
It is very similar to Great Bluedini but much more saturated. – Gloria Sevey
Barrier Reef is a bit darker than Great Bluedini as a solid bead. – Jolene Wolfe

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"As I am often doing beads to which I like to use transparent glass very thinly, I am interested in the saturation of glass colour. If the glass is dark it does not necessarily mean it is intense. I made test beads, first a basic bead using only the colour in question and then a white bead I covered quite thickly with the said glass. Ultimate test was a triangle bead using a couple of greens in it. Glass melts very thinly in the triangle beads and it is covered with clear [Effetre 006 in this case] which can kind of dilute it optically even more. Especially I liked the beautiful teal shade of Barrier Reef. It is too dark, almost black as itself, but they make nice triangle bead together, being in a blueish and yellowish end of green spectrum." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
"Barrier Reef is slightly stiff and very, very dark. It also turns really green in the flame, so don't let that surprise you - it goes back to teal when cool. Use it in thin layers to bring up the color - especially when using it as a base. Layer it thinly over a lighter opaque and then encase with clear. I had no problems with bleeding, scumming or shocking." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber