Messy Color™ Refresh Ltd Run

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Refresh Ltd Run (511454)<br />A transparent light emerald green.

A transparent light emerald green.

"It's light enough that you could use it for encasing." Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Messy Refresh
Heather Sellers
Messy Refresh & Prussian Blue
Heather Kelly
Spearmint with Refresh, with just some sis stringer and silver wire dots
Hilda Procak
CiM Dirty Martini encased with CiM Refresh. They’re decorated with Effetre opaque Purple 272. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight.
Laura Sparling
CiM Refresh
Gloria Sevey
Messy Refresh
Jolene Wolfe

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Refresh was an attempt to re-create Aloe Juice, or a version of Appletini with more blue in it. Testers suggested that Refresh is no replacement for Aloe Juice- that we should try again and go even blu-er than Refresh.
Aloe Juice was more saturated. – Heather Kelly
I would say Refresh has a touch more yellow than blue tones and is less saturated. – Trudi Doherty
Refresh is only a tiny bit lighter than Appletini, and not enough to make much of a difference - although it is better behaved. Refresh doesn't look like Aloe Juice in my opinion. It needs to have less yellow, more blue and be more saturated. – Kandice Seeber
Refresh is a little less saturated than Aloe Juice and maybe a tad yellower . . . but it’s close. – Gloria Sevey
  • Special thanks to Heather Sellers & Jolene Wolfe for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"About eleven years ago, Effetre’s transparent Pale Emerald Green 031 was a thing of beauty and it used to be one of my absolute favourite glasses. The pale emerald which Effetre produces now is nice but, much like many things form yesteryear, it’s not the same as it used to be. However, CiM’s Refresh is an absolute dead ringer for that Effetre Pale Emerald Green of old and I love it. There are no bubbling or scumming issues and it’s not too stiff which makes it ideal for encasing. Unlike many other transparent pale greens, it has a definite blueness to it which I really like. Most other transparent pale greens have a yellowness to them." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
Left to right:
Refresh, Effetre 031 pale emerald green, Green Lantern, Appletini, Limelight, Absinthe, Aloe Juice, Siren
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right:
Appletini, Effetre 031 pale emerald green, Reichenbach 4015, Aloe Juice, Siren, Absinthe, Refresh
Claudia Eidenbenz
"A very pretty light green very aptly named. The glass if worked too hot did have some bubbles, so it is best to work on a cooler flame." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"It's light enough that you could use it for encasing." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"A pale green transparent, similar to Effetre Pale Emerald Green. Melted well, a few scummy bubbles in the spacers and the bird head, more from me not pinching the end off and over heating the rod than fault with the glass."
Sandy Fulbrook
"Refresh was intended to be a re-melt of my favourite Aloe Juice, hence the comparison! I would say Refresh has a touch more yellow than blue tones and is less saturated. It sits between Reichenbach Antique crystal and Effetre Pale Emerald. Comparisons aside, Refresh is a gorgeous green in it's own right, and behaves well. And one thing I like about CiM, is that they don't pass off a different shade as the same colour, so while Ltd Runs may frustrate some, it's not as frustrating as buying a colour online only to find it wildly different to a previous batch."
Trudi Doherty