Messy Color™ Mockingbird Ltd Run

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Mockingbird Ltd Run (511822)<br />A transparent gray.

A transparent gray.

Mockingbird makes a great charcoal color when etched. – Gloria Sevey

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Messy Mockingbird
Gloria Sevey
Messy Mockingbird
Jolene Wolfe
Mockingbird with DH Ekho frit
Darlene Collette
Messy Mockingbird layered over Adamantium, then encased in clear
Kandice Seeber
Messy Mockingbird over a core of Effetre clear
Kim Fields
CiM Gelly's Sty, spacer beads are made of Mockingbird and stripes in the bigger beads are Denim.
Maija-Leena Autio

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Mockingbird was melted because we have frequent requests for a transparent gray that tends toward blue.
  • Mockingbird is a color shifter.
Mockingbird is a gray under bright sunlight, but in soft light it has a blue hue. – Heather Sellers

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.

"Greys are usually very light when layered thinly, even when they are dark in a rod. Anyway I decided to test the shades Mockingbird 822 and blue gray Denim 541 with some older grays I happen to have in the shelf. Other colours are Effetre 086 and 088 and CiM Twilight. Well, besides Denim all the glasses diluted to almost nonexistence, and Denim is classified as blue at CiM's homepage, but when layered heavy, we can see the different shades well. Eff 086 turns to brown, Eff 088 lightly to green. Mockingbird is neutral true gray, Denim blue gray of course and Twilight another true gray, close to Mockingbird, just a bit warmer." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
Mockingbird makes a great charcoal color when etched.
Gloria Sevey
"Mockingbird is a lovely grey that reminds me a lot of CiM Twilight, but slightly on the bluer side and just a hair lighter. There aren't a lot of cooler greys in the 104 palette, so this is a nice addition. The rods look a little more blue than what the glass actually comes out as after being annealed. CiM also reports that Mockingbird is a color shifter, but the difference under fluorescent lights vs. daylight bulbs is very, very slight." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"All of these colours were easy to use, they were well behaved, not shocking unduly or scumming or boiling. All of them stay the same color nicely - although the Dark Steel Grey and the Mockingbird can get quite dark when used thick. It's really striking how different grey can be." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Starting on a base of Mockingbird, a transparent gray on which Double Helix Ekho silver glass frit was sprinkled and reduced. Mockingbird is a great base for silver glass and assists in coaxing out metallic hues of blue, pink, silver and gold." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"It's grey. It's hard for me to get excited about grey. Other tester's report that it colour shifts, becoming bluer in some lights. Whatever. It's a nice, well-behaved transparent grey." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Mockingbird is more grey than CiM Slate; I’d say that Mockingbird is a blue-grey and Slate is a grey-blue. These photos were taken under a daylight lamp." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling