Messy Color™ Chrysalis Ltd Run

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Chrysalis Ltd Run (511462)<br />A dense opal green.

A dense opal green.

Left to right:
Effetre 852, Effetre 289 Green Marble, Chrysalis, Kryptonite – Claudia Eidenbenz

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CiM Tester Feedback

  • We have had many requests for an “opaque version of Kryptonite.” Chrysalis is the same hue as Kryptonite but works out largely opaque.
Chrysalis was made after requests for an opaque version of Kryptonite- and I'd say they hit the mark on this. – Trudi Doherty
"I would say first off that they were only a little bit successful making this an opaque color. Chrysalis can appear more opaque in some circumstances - and this ends up being a tricky thing to do - but a lot of the time it qualifies to me as a dense opal." Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
I can’t get Chrysalis to stay translucent. I’m pretty good at working with translucents because I love them so much but it’s a no-go with this one. It’s happier being more opaque. – Gloria Sevey
  • Testers report that Chrysalis color shifts depending on the lighting.
"Chrysalis is more aqua under the bright white LED light and minty-er under the orangier incandescent light." – Dwyn Tomlinson
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty & Dwyn Tomlinson 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.

"Chrysalis is very reactive with other colours. . . . Peace, Ivory, Opal Yellow, and Copper Green all separated on top of Chrysalis. The other interesting thing is the blotchiness that Chrysalis seems to cause both when used on top of other colours, curdling them, and when used underneath other colours, curdling itself." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Chrysalis is a beautiful minty blue green glass, for me it does not read as a true opaque it seems to have some translucence at times. It is more opaque than Kryptonite. I love this color it is so beautiful it melts well and doesn't scum or shock. At some point you may ask yourself how many minty blue greens do you need? The answer is at least one more! This is one of my favorite colors it is different enough from the others I have."
Caroline Davis
"My rod had some bubbles. Like Spearmint, there were striations in the finished bead. Comes up a bit lighter than Kryptonite."
Carol Ann Savage
"Chrysalis was created in response to a request for an opaque version of Kryptonite. The hearts on the left are Chrysalis and the dotty beads on the right are made with Kryptonite. Chrysalis is a much paler pastel shade of green than Kryptonite, very pretty. It is denser than Kryptonite and does not appear to let any light pass through it at all but it also has special glossy look to it something akin to the gloss you see with some of the Effetre opalino colours. Chrysalis is a very pretty colour in it's own right and a welcome new addition to the 104 palette." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Chrysalis melted smooth and was not stiff. No shockiness or bubbles while melting. My bead turned out opaque and very, very close in color to Kryptonite, but I would say a bit more green than Kryptonite. It is gorgeous encased with Peacock Green. The frits and silver foil I used on it turned out beautiful. It does appear to be a unique color to the 104 palette. It did not react with any of the other colors I used with it." Read more at Paula's blog.
Paula Schertz
"The goal was for Chrysalis to be an opaque version of Kryptonite, in fact, and while it is more opaque - it is lighter in saturation and hue too. It gets quite a bit lighter too when worked, and goes more opaque. It's not as translucent as the opals [i.e. Kryptonite], and mostly - it will function as an opaque if it is used, say, as the base of a bead. But if you use it thin, or so that light can shine through it, like a thin leaf or wing - then you can see the light shining through. So I'm not sure how it will fair as, say, small dots on a strongly coloured background. You might need to back it with white then. This photo show Chrysalis at the top, and Kryptonite below." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Left to right:
Effetre 852, Effetre 289 Green Marble, Chrysalis, Kryptonite
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right
Kryptonite, Chrysalis
Claudia Eidenbenz
"I did notice that when layering this color, it did stay somewhat opaque when thickly encased and cooled slowly. However, Chrysalis does have a tendency to bleed and feather to various degrees, depending on what you melt it on top of and how thickly you've covered it." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Chrysalis is a lovely milk glass blue. The color is a whiter, more opaque version of CiM's Sea Foam. The glass flowed with ease and was not shocky or bubbly." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"I found that the rod was shocky at first and needed to be pre-heated, once used it was fine. Like many of the opals I found that the longer a bead soaks in the kiln the opacifying effect gets stronger . . . the spacer beads in the picture were made 3 hours apart and the difference is more noticeable than the camera was able to capture. I suspect the same might happen with larger sculptural beads."
Trudi Doherty