Messy Color™ Merryweather Ltd Run

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Merryweather Ltd Run (511556)<br />An opal blue.

An opal blue.

"I had to work Merryweather a little cooler to avoid boiling the glass. Also, Merryweather basically did not etch at all." [Bottom strand was an etching attempt.] – Amy Hall

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CiM Tester Feedback

  • Merryweather is a unique addition to the 104 glass color palette.
Merryweather is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to Electric Avenue, but a bit less saturated. It is also close in color to the Alabaster Dark Turquoise, but without the nasty bubbling and no need to work it extremely cool. – Paula Schertz
There is no color like it in the 104 palette. – Caroline Davis
"An example of a semi-opaque colour that seems to not want to be translucent after working, Electric Avenue is on the right here. You can see that Merryweather and Electric Avenue are quite similar in colour, but Merryweather has stayed more translucent. Tardis is like Merryweather in that it also stays translucent, but is somewhat darker." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Amy Hall, Paula Schertz, & Melanie Graham for providing the photos in this section.

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"Merryweather is a pretty blue opal glass. I sprinkled it with Fortune Teller Lumiere Lusters by JetAge Studios. . . . The color of Merryweather is a happy blue so looking forward to using it again in some future beads." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Merryweather is an intense aqua velva. The translucent glass has a luminous inner glow which easily shows under bright light. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"Merryweather is a bright, medium, translucent blue. I say translucent rather than semi-opaque because the rods I had actually retained their translucency, which I really love but is definitely not true of all of the semi-opaque colours in the CiM line." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"The translucent bright blue spacers are made with Merryweather, a rich opal aqua that reminds me of that blue Colgate gel toothpaste. Again, there was no shockiness or bubbling with this one. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Oh be still my heart, this blue just glows. There is no color like it in the 104 palette. It is brighter and bluer than Electric Ave. It melts beautifully with no shocking or bubbling."
Caroline Davis
Left to right: Effetre Turchese Medio, Merryweather, Effetre Turchese Scuro, Electric Avenue. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Merryweather is a pretty aqua opal. I've squashed it pretty thin - so it is bordering on transparent, but used thicker, I think you will get more of the translucent quality of the opal. It's a super pretty aqua, and of course, the Effetre colours don't really have much in the way of opals /translucents." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Some Merryweather hoops that I have tumbled etched with silicon carbide grit in a rock tumbler. Many opal glass colours do not etch easily or even at all with Etchall or other commercial chemical etching products. I tend not to try that method any longer for opal colours and head straight to the grit! As you can see here Merryweather also looks great with a matt finish." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Merryweather melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. Encased with Pulsar, it is a beautiful aquamarine shade. It is a gorgeous shade of light aqua on Peace and a more turquoise color on Dark Ivory. On the Dark Ivory it has a dark rim around the dot from a color reaction. It was a pretty base for the Kalera’s Romance frit blend with organic colors. Merryweather with silver foil and Secluded Glade frit is very pretty with green and rosy brown shades."
Paula Schertz
"I had to work Merryweather a little cooler to avoid boiling the glass. Also, Merryweather basically did not etch at all." [Bottom strand was an etching attempt.]
Amy Hall
"Described as an opal blue this sits somewhere in between Electric Avenue & Poseidon. It's a very cheerful shade of blue and one I'm quite excited about ... I admit to being just a tiny bit keen on bright colours. OK, very very keen. This melted without any issues and was a joy to work with. As it's an opal colour I was keen to see how it would play with other glass, Frost is a perfect match. The first on the left is a thin layer over Frost, and the next one is a core of Merryweather encased with Frost. Both of these are light and still translucent! The next two are solid Merryweather,  the one far right with a band of EDP that also sits well without any adverse reaction!"
Trudi Doherty