Messy Color™ Peppermint Cream Ltd Run

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Peppermint Cream Ltd Run (511488)<br />An opaque neutral ivory with a hint of green.

An opaque neutral ivory with a hint of green.

"I also did a quick test bead using Peppermint Cream. If this bead is any indication, I expect to be using it in a set very soon! The silver foil really glitters in these beads." Read more at Darlene's blog. – Darlene Collette

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CiM Peppermint Cream
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CiM Budgerigar, Peppermint Cream, & Venus
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Cranberry Pink, Cerulean, Aiko, Cerulean Sparkle, Budgerigar, It Ain't Easy Being & Dark Velvet. The stand includes the same colors with a little Peppermint Cream too.
Marcy Lamberson
CiM Peppermint Cream
Gloria Sevey
CiM Peppermint Cream
Joy Munshower
CiM Peppermint Cream base with custom pink over the top
Juliette Mullett

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Peppermint Cream was melted in response to requests for neutrals in varied hues.
"Peppermint Cream is a pale, yellowish green opaque colour. It is soft and creamy, and my rods were very well behaved, not shocking at all in the flame. It reminds me quite a bit of an older colour called Linen, except that it has a greenish cast to it . . . . This colour is a touch lighter than Dirty Martini and just a shade or two yellower." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
Peppermint Cream is a new color to the 104 palette. It is slightly lighter than Dirty Martini. – Paula Schertz
I love Peppermint Cream! It seems to be an alternative to ivory with a slightly cooler tone to it. Very fascinating! I love how much it reacts to silver. – Alexis Berger
Peppermint Cream is a nice neutral color that I would use for a background base. – Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Peppermint Cream is a delight. I look at it as more of a neutral color. It’s light and creamy to melt, the pale color goes with warm or cool neutrals and would really be gorgeous with Atlantis or Mermaid. In the Spring, it would be pretty with soft florals as well as in the Fall with the warm Autumn colors that always are in style. It just appears so versatile. I could easily melt a pound of this color in dozens of different ways." From Marcy's article in Glass Bead Evolution Volume 7- Issue 2, 2019. – Marcy Lamberson
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Melanie Graham for providing the photos in this section.

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"Just a quick post to show you the glass combination discovery using Double Helix stormed Clio over Peppermint Cream. Look at that reaction in the centre of each portal drop in the centre bead! Wow... gotta make more of these!" Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Peppermint Cream turned extra yellow in the presence of silver glass."
Alexis Berger
"I also did a quick test bead using Peppermint Cream. If this bead is any indication, I expect to be using it in a set very soon! The silver foil really glitters in these beads." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Peppermint Cream is a tinted neutral. Think of the paint department at the hardware store, and 47 shades of 'white.' Peppermint Cream is a lightly greenish tinted neutral. It does faithfully match the colour of the unmelted rod. With Effetre turquoise dots - no reaction, some bleeding." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This is a base of Peppermint Cream with Little Boy Blue stringer and Aiko dots. Peppermint Cream is a pale ivory with a hint of green. I always find it strange when I become enamored with a neutral since I am generally drawn towards bright colors. I had no problems with shocking or bubbling. The glass is slightly streaky but that is not a problem for me. It did seem to have a mild reaction to the Little Boy Blue stringer."
Caroline Davis
"These textured ammonite beads have been burnished with fine silver leaf. The only glass showing a colour change reaction from the silver is the Peppermint Cream bead." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Peppermint Cream melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. It works excellent alone or as a base color. I did have a crack on the Peppermint Cream encased with Maple. It was a great rich color. Peppermint Cream was a fantastic base for frits and I can’t wait to try more frit combinations on it. What can I say about Peppermint Cream as a base for the stipple stich with Clio stringer…OMG…what a gorgeous color and the beautiful fuming that happened. I look forward to making more stipple stitch beads with other beautiful silver glass colors, to see what fuming happens."
Paula Schertz
"Two new beautiful colours from CiM that go well together: Peppermint Cream & Weeping Willow. Peppermint Cream is an off white with the palest hint of green, makes a superb neutral base. I made base beads with each and put polka dots with the other, notice how Weeping Willow spreads over Peppermint Cream, but on it's counterpart the colours behave normally. Peppermint Cream is a soft glass and melted with no issues."
Trudi Doherty
"When I encased Peppermint Cream after putting silver on it, it cracked under my Effetre 006 Clear. This doesn't mean you shouldn't encase it, but it definitely means that you shouldn't encase it after putting silver on it. This has happened to me with other colours that are otherwise perfectly compatible like Effetre Petroleum Green and CiM Linen. Just proceed with caution, and make a test bead before embarking on a big run of beads the way you always should anyway." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Peppermint Cream is a very very pale pastel green. It’s like a light ivory mixed with a dash of green. It works really well as stringer and it retains nice crisp edges on dots and scrollwork. The glass melted fine with no shockiness or bubble troubles. These beads are Bayou with a thick encasing layer of Effetre Super [Crystal] Clear 006 and the decoration and spacers are Peppermint Cream. The photographs were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
CiM Pistachio Ice Cream, Effetre 288 Straw, Peppermint Cream, CiM Dirty Martini. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
CiM Pistachio Ice Cream, Effetre 288 Straw, Peppermint Cream, CiM Dirty Martini. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Beyond the shockiness, Peppermint Cream is a nice, opaque neutral color that I mostly just used as a base. I wasn't able to encase it for stringer because the rod kept shattering, but I was able to make some spacers and a couple of beads with it. Once it is hot, it has a nice consistency and stays opaque. I did notice some specks of what might be dirt or something in the petal I pulled, which may account for the shocky nature. You can see this if you look closely at the picture. I don't have much else to say about Peppermint Cream - but if they end up reformulating it to remove the fragility, I will gladly test it again. I'd like to have this shade in my arsenal - it's nice to have a cooler off-white color as a base." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"This neutral colour makes a perfect base for blending with other colours, just enough colour without domineering other colours used alongside it."
Juliette Mullett
"Peppermint Cream is a soft, muted verdant linen. The color looks to fall between Muskmelon and Dirty Martini in the CiM family. The color could easily be mistaken for a neutral since the hue is extremely subtle in nature. The longer the glass is worked in the flame, the more muted the color becomes. Easily molded and keeps a nice crisp edge through the heating process. Fantastic for sculpture and holding detail. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers