Messy Color™ Eden Ltd Run

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Eden Ltd Run (511470)<br />A dense transparent pine green with aventurine.

A dense transparent pine green with aventurine.

"Reducing silver glass on top of Eden is nice - I got pretty colours from my frit. The striking silver glass didn't do anything magical." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham

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CiM Eden
Caroline Davis
CiM Eden
Pauline Chevalier
CiM Eden with some Raku shards
Melanie Graham
The two beads on the left are CiM Eden all by itself and the three on the right are encased in clear.
Gloria Sevey
CiM Eden
Heather Sellers
This bead was a test to see if Eden would spread on the surface of the bead. The base of the bead is clear glass rolled in Double Helix Psyche powdered frit. Scrolls of Eden were added and the bead was encased with another layer of clear.
Darlene Collette

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Eden is extremely dense and an excellent substitute for our sold-out color Slytherin. It is especially useful for making vine cane.
Eden is a really pretty green and will make a fabulous encasement layer for my vine canes . . . . From left to right, on top of Peppermint Cream, you see Slytherin Unique #2, Slytherin Unique #1, Algae, and Eden. Eden is a rich, evergreen green that is less yellow than the Slytherins and Algaes of the world. Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
I usually use CiM Loch Ness to make my layered vine canes but find I like Eden even more! It is an emerald green colour when pulled down into stringer over a core of vibrant green Elphaba. – Jolene Wolfe
I didn't get the aventurine to show, but I do like it for added element in my leaf cane. – Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
  • Eden is a transparent green with aventurine. Testers had mixed feedback about the aventurine sparkle.
Eden is a gorgeous dark green transparent. It has aventurine in it, and I can see on the CiM pages that other people have had some luck keeping the sparkle and even magnifying it under clear, but I haven't experienced that. Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
"This deep, mysterious color hides an array of depth. At first, I believed this color to be black, but on further inspection tones of greens and galaxy blue can be seen. The photographs do not do this glass justice... the golden glint of sparkle is much more apparent in person, especially when magnified by a clear encasement. The glass will react with aventurine frit. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing." – Heather Sellers
Eden is a dark bottle green with sparkle inclusions. I really like this color. You can see the sparkle but it is subtle. It made a very nice base for silver glass but didn't seem overly reactive with it. – Caroline Davis
I made several heavily encased-in-clear Eden beads and got hardly any sparkle. It's so fleeting that it can only be seen when the beads are moving. I wasn't able to capture any sparkle with my still photos...even in sunlight. – Gloria Sevey
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton, Melanie Graham, Jolene Wolfe, & Caroline Davis for providing the photos in this section.

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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

“As you can see on the long bead, Eden is very dark. In a solid bead, you can't really see the color. But as soon as I apply it on white, I begin to see a nice deep green. I really like its hue! It is perfect for my Lotus style beads.”
Pauline Chevalier
"This focal bead combined Eden with handmade Double Helix silver glass Clio blown shards encased under clear to capture the mother of pearl of the silver glass. The glitter within Eden is hard to capture in a photo but it glitters in the sunshine." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I love Eden. That deep rich green is lovely. I like to thin it down so the green shows through by casing over a transparent. Alone over clear, it is a more deep green to the warmer side. But I tried it over some of your Cerulean and it makes a totally different color which is lovely too. Both make fantastic pine trees and forest element type stuff."
Marcy Lamberson
"I used one layer over white and stretched it under clear. It is a sparkly dark pine green."
Suzy Hannabuss
"I tested Eden to see if it would make a good replacement for the now out-of-stock Slytherin. I usually use Slytherin in making vine cane. To compare, I made 2 sets of vine cane. Both had a base of CiM Dirty Martini, a stripe of Troi and Effetre sky blue encased in either Slytherin or Eden, and rolled in frit [I think Val Cox Forest Nymph]. The vine cane on the bottom is the one made with Slytherin and the one on top is made with Eden. As you can see the Eden cane is slightly brighter which I really like."
Caroline Davis
"This set of garden beads has a lot of flower murrini on a base of Eclectus Parrot and features leaf cane made with Eden over Effetre Pea Green."
Lori Peterson
"This heart bead is made with an Eclectus Parrot base and Eden stringer. Though it doesn't show in this picture there is a bit of sparkle in the Eden stringer but it is subtle and doesn't photograph well."
Caroline Davis
"Eden is a saturated deep green glass which looks close to black as a solid bead. By way of giving a direct comparison I have made a solid bead and also put dots of Eden over dots of Glacier inside this layered floral lentil to give the impression of big leaves behind the flowers [I have used Gypsy dots over Glacier dots to make the petals]. With Eden, a little glass will go a very long way in adding pops of colour to your beads." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Reducing silver glass on top of Eden is nice - I got pretty colours from my frit. The striking silver glass didn't do anything magical." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Eden is a very dense, dark transparent bottle green. The glass contains tiny particles of aventurine which give it a bit of sparkle. In rod form the glass looks black and if you were to make a solid bead with it the resulting bead would also appear black. These nuggety beads were made by encasing a clear glass core with a thin layer of Eden and when you hold the beads up to the light you can see their deep green tone and their subtle glimmer. Eden is very glossy and smooth and it melted with no issues. The glass is extremely difficult to photograph, though, and I’ve been waiting for some sunshine so I could actually capture the green." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Here Eden is paired with 3 different transparent encasements. The aqua and clear tests also include a dash of aventurine frit. There is a nice reaction between the glass and frit. The lavender bead is strictly Eden and the encasement. The sparkle is quite apparent in person."
Heather Sellers