Messy Color™ Amphibian Ltd Run

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Amphibian Ltd Run (511466)<br />An opaque pale slate green.

An opaque pale slate green.

Bottom strand of Amphibian beads are etched. – Amy Hall

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CiM Amphibian
Caroline Davis
CiM Amphibian
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CiM Amphibian
Dwyn Tomlinson
CiM Amphibian with ivory stringers
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Amphibian
Darlene Collette
CiM Amphibian
Amy Hall

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  • Amphibian is a unique addition to the 104 glass color palette.
Amphibian is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to Tortoise, but more green. – Paula Schertz
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty, Paula Schertz, & 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.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

A comparison of various CiM etched greens.
Heike Loos
"I really enjoyed using this colour. It is a pretty green that has an interesting reaction profile. It doesn't react negatively with Ivory and other sulfur-containing colours and it fumes brown with silver. This is not unlike what I have observed with Effetre Grasshopper, but Amphibian is a bit bluer, and quite a bit greyer than Grasshopper." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Heating the rod hints at some streakiness and possible range of colours. Although the end result is not hugely streaky." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I found Amphibian to be more green than gray the beads that I created. I used some handmade Raku shards that I placed in an 'armor' pattern and reduced them to a dull bronze like metal. The base glass may have gotten a bit of fuming from the shards but the green really is predominant in the plain spacer beads as well." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"These nugget beads have all been made with Amphibian and Gaffer silver blue lustre frit. The first and last beads are made with Amphibian rolled in the frit. There is a tan halo around the frit where the silver content has fumed the Amphibian base glass. The second bead along was made with a base of Amphibian burnished with silver foil and then rolled in the frit. The result is a lovely caramel base and tiny droplets of silver between the 'windows' of blue frit." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"It a lovely sage green lighter than Camouflage and Commando. Amphibian melts beautifully with no shocking or bubbling."
Caroline Davis
Left to right: Tortoise, Eucalyptus, Amphibian, Effetre Verde Muschio. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Amphibian is a pale, slightly yellowed green. It torches up easily and shows little or no striations. The bead on the right has a dab of Raku."
Gloria Sevey
"Amphibian is a pale slate green. This opaque glass has strong undertones of gray. The glass does not exhibit a large amount of gloss striations. Easy to sculpt and shape, the glass didn't bubble or shock during the test process." See more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
Bottom strand of Amphibian beads are etched.
Amy Hall
"Amphibian melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. Amphibian encased with Yangtze is a very nice army green color. It stands out nicely on Peace as a nice slate green. Amphibian on Dark Ivory has a nice unique ring around the outside of each dot. It was a pretty base for the Kalera’s Romance frit blend with lovely pops of purple surrounded by olive green. Amphibian with silver foil and Summer Spice frit blend is very pretty with teal and brown pools surrounded by rings of silver."
Paula Schertz
"Described by CiM as an opaque pale slate green, this reminds me of the heritage colours you might find decorating stately homes here in the UK. It is lighter than CiM Olive and I would describe it as a light sage. It melted nicely with no issues at all. It contrasts well with Dirty Martini, and had no reaction with ivory. A very pretty green, one that will be popular with nature lovers!"
Trudi Doherty