Messy Color™ Spooky Ltd Run

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Spooky Ltd Run (511825)<br />An opal white.

An opal white.

Left to right:
Marble, Spooky, Marshmallow, Cirrus – Claudia Eidenbenz

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CiM Spooky
Chris Haussler
CiM Spooky with turquoise frit
Carol Ann Savage
CiM Spooky sprinkled with some blended pink frit
Darlene Collette
CiM Spooky
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Spooky:  "I made the ghost with lots of heating and cooling to see if the glass would strike .. but no sign. The plain spacer bead etched beautifully and looks semi translucent."
Trudi Doherty
Spooky with Vetrofond Light Cobalt, Effetre Dark Periwinkle & Effetre white
Melanie Graham

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Spooky was our attempt to make an opal amber color- not sure why the whole pot came out white.
"Here you can see that Spooky is far more opaque than CiM Cirrus, but slightly more translucent than CiM Marshmallow." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty, Melanie Graham, and Carol Ann Savage for providing the photos in this section.

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.

"This one is made with a lovely moonstone glass called Spooky. It has just the right translucency to maintain its opacity enough to be read at the small size. So it does well even in very small sculptural pieces."
Alexis Berger
A comparison of opalescent whites.
Heather Johnson
"This focal big hole bead started with a base of Spooky, an opal white glass. I created a twisted stringer using combinations of African Violet, Double Helix Kronos 2 powder and stormed Clio and wrapped it around the Spooky base. To capture the streams of green and blue, I encased the bead in clear and added 3 silver glass murrini from my stash of Double Helix 2010 limited edition collection." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Spooky was meant to be an opal amber but instead it’s an opal white, and a very nicely behaved one at that. It was very fuss-free to work with and didn’t shock like opals can. I use CiM Frozen for my ghost beads and I will continue to do so as Spooky is a tad more dense, and a little less ethereal. That said, it requires no striking and is straightforward to use; just work with it and it’ll sort itself out. These photos were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"This is the Spooky with Khaos reduced and encased, Spooky fumed to a beautiful gold." Read more at Caroline's blog.
Caroline Davis
"Spooky on the left, Cirrus on the right. I'm thinking it struck in the kiln. The leading edge of the wave always gets more heat, and there is more colour concentrated there, but there was no hint of colour when I kilned it. Maybe I just worked hotter than the other testers, and possibly my kiln runs hotter? So - the Amber is in there - you just have to figure out how to coax it out of there." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Left to right:
Cirrus, Spooky, Marshmallow, Lauscha 102
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right:
Marble, Spooky, Marshmallow, Cirrus
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Spooky melted nicely, no shockiness, but I did get some bubbles. It appears a bit more golden white to my eye than Marshmallow and more opaque than Cirrus. I do believe it fumed a bit with the silver foil, I do want to try just some foil without the frit to see what it does." Read more at Paula's blog.
Paula Schertz
"This collection of spooky ghost beads are made with various shades of Creation is Messy opal white glass. From left to right there is Cirrus, Spooky, followed by Frozen, Marshmallow, and last up Marble. Spooky seems to sit about half way between Cirrus and Frozen in terms of translucency." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Spooky is a translucent white colour. I found my rods of Spooky to be a little bit shocky, and I also found that Spooky was a little sensitive to heat - it's not a chronic bubbler, but it is also not difficult to boil this colour by accident if you're not paying attention and park it in your flame for too long." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"I love Spooky! It’s very easy to work with and doesn’t need to be struck. I like using it as a core for pale transparents or wrapping a band of it around other glass to get a wispy look."
Gloria Sevey
"Spooky is a heavenly white. The glass remains clean and crisp when paired with other CiM colors. Over a Effetre Pastel White base, the glass mimics Mother of Pearl. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing. The glass does not want to reveal any hint of red other than a pale pink glow when paired with purple. The glass also became quite murky when paired with Rubino Oro." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"Spooky melted smoothly with any micro bubbles [not many] burning away. While it melted it did have a yellow glow but once cold I had no sign of any other colour but white. After annealing the finished bead was closer to Marshmallow than any other colour and no strange reactions with the frit. I made a ghost with lots of heating and cooling to see if the glass would strike . . . but no sign."
Trudi Doherty