Messy Color™ Venus Ltd Run

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Venus Ltd Run (511911)<br />A transparent pink with orange undertones.

A transparent pink with orange undertones.




"When I tested Venus, I discovered that working it in a slightly hotter flame brings out more orange but the trade off is more bubbles. I actually like the result in these round beads as the color reminds me of Bullseye Coral Tint." Read more at Darlene's blog. – Darlene Collette

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Core of Gelly's Sty, silver mica flakes, Venus and Peace hearts
Trudi Doherty
CiM Venus
Carol Ann Savage

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Venus was engineered in response to requests for a transparent coral. It is a unique color to the 104 palette.
"Venus is a totally unique color to the 104 coe palette. It is a pale orange with pink undertones that I would consider to be close to a 'coral' in tone. I used other available 'coral' transparent colors in this comparison to test against; such as Bullseye 01834 Coral Orange Tint, and Bullseye 01305 Sunset Coral. As you can see, both colors are quite different, and I feel Venus is an entirely new color to the 104 coe color spectrum." – Renee Wiggins
  • Some testers report that Venus is similar to Amber Rose. Other testers noticed a similarity to Sakura.
"To the right is my set of 'Tiger Lily' beads made with old Vetrofond Lavender Blue [791082] compared to Venus and Peachy Keen. I think Venus is a little more orange and lighter, but it's pretty darn close. If it had a tiny bit more 'rose' tone, and slightly darker it would be a dead ringer. I'm excited too! It's such a great color as is!" – Renee Wiggins
  • Special thanks to Renee Wiggins for providing the photos in this section.

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"Venus is meant to be a transparent coral, and I can see on the CiM page that some people had that experience with it, but for me this colour ended up a light peach rather than a coral and lost its pink blush while I was working it. Since I tend to work a little on the hot side, I'm guessing it is the blasty heat that kills the pink. I found Venus quite difficult to work with. While I tend to struggle with a lot of the light transparent colours, this one was a real monster for me, bubbling no matter how high in the flame I tried to work with it. So, heat it slowly and carefully, and maybe you will have better luck than I did." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"When I tested Venus, I discovered that working it in a slightly hotter flame brings out more orange but the trade off is more bubbles. I actually like the result in these round beads as the color reminds me of Bullseye Coral Tint." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Venus is almost as saturated as Sakura, but is a lighter tone, and overall much less pink in hue than Sakura. The rod itself is a nice medium-light pink color, but it does strike with heat to reveal the orange tones. It works up easily, very much like many CiM transparent colors, but if too much direct heat is applied to the end of the rod, it can bubble."
Renee Wiggins
"Venus was intended to be a ‘transparent coral’ but I’m not sure I’d call it that. It’s more of a pink with a hint of orange. It reminds me of the pale feathers of a flamingo. It’s a very pretty colour and to me it’s like a less saturated version of CiM Sakura. It has more of an orange-peach hue and it doesn’t colour-shift like Pink Champagne does. Venus melted beautifully without any shocking or hazing and the rod of it I had was absolutely bubble free. [Mind you, I always work ever so cool and really slowly.] These photos were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
Daylight
Left to right:
Effetre 068 transparent pink, Venus, Reichenbach 2013
Claudia Eidenbenz
Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Effetre 068 transparent pink, Venus, Reichenbach 2013
Claudia Eidenbenz
Daylight
Left to right:
Sakura, Venus, Paris, Charlotte
Claudia Eidenbenz
Indoor lighting
Left to right:
Sakura, Venus, Paris, Charlotte
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Venus is a beautiful shade of transparent coral. It is slightly lighter than Sakura. I didn’t have any trouble with shockiness, but did get a lot of bubbles. The problem with the bubbles was much better working it cooler, further out in the flame. It is a very pretty color and well worth the time to work it slower." Read more at Paula's blog.
Paula Schertz
"In my opinion, Venus is the closest attempt at recreating Sakura. It’s just a paler version that has the same coral, electric undertones that makes Sakura so desirable. It needs to be worked in a cooler flame to reduce bubbling."
Gloria Sevey
"Depending on the light Venus does shift a bit. I would consider it more of a peach color than coral."
Carol Ann Savage
"Venus initially looks to be a pale pink until the glass meets the flame. Once melted, the glass blushes a light peachy amber hue. Light hazing occurred during testing." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"Venus was made after requests for a transparent coral . . . and it's perfect! Less saturated than Sakura, this is a very pretty coral glass very hard to find in coe 104. Bullseye has a coral orange tint but again as you can see this is also much more saturated than Venus. I did find that it benefits from pre-heating and a cooler flame [not too much oxygen in the mix] to avoid bubbling. That said it was better behaved than some pinks. I do think that sometimes you need to play around with your mix of propane and oxygen for some of the paler colours."
Trudi Doherty