Messy Color™ Amethyst Ltd Run

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Amethyst Ltd Run (511629)<br />A pale transparent pinky-purple.

A pale transparent pinky-purple.

"Amethyst is lovely on silver." – Carol Ann Savage

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CiM Amethyst & Desert Pink
Laura Sparling
Core of Amethyst encased in clear and then 4 alternating dots of Effetre white and Midnight. All of the spacers are made with CiM Amethyst.
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Amethyst
Melanie Graham
I used a ribbon of Double Helix Kronos 2 over the base of Amethyst and encased it in Double Helix's non reactive Zephyr.
Darlene Collette
CiM Amethyst & Cleopatra
Trudi Doherty

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Amethyst was melted in response to requests for light transparent purples that aren't too "brownish."
At last we have a transparent amethyst from CiM hooray!! When you compare it to Effetre's Amethyst it is a touch paler and has slightly more blue tones. – Trudi Doherty
Amethyst is similar to Effetre transparent Amethyst 040 but with less of a brown tinge and more of a pink one. CiM Amethyst is stiffer than Effetre Amethyst. Read more at Laura's tumblr. – Laura Sparling
As compared to Vetrofond's 791040 light purple, CiM's Amethyst is quite a bit more blue. – Renee Wiggins
Amethyst is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to, but lighter than the other amethyst shades. – Paula Schertz
Amethyst is a lighter version of Your Majesty and looks quite similar to Effetre light purple 040. – Jolene Wolfe
Amethyst is a nice shade of purple that doesn't seem to turn brown. – Caroline Davis
Amethyst is a light transparent purple that leans toward the blue side reducing the brown cast that some purples can create. Read more at Darlene's blog. – Darlene Collette
"I wanted to see if I liked Amethyst any better than I like Effetre's equivalent. The short answer is, yes, because it's a prettier shade of amethyst in my opinion. It looks a little less muted to me and has a little more pink in it." – Marcy Lamberson
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Trudi Doherty 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.

"I added a little bit of white enamel powder mixed in to give Amethyst a bit more translucency. That really helped bring out the delicate pale purple."
Alexis Berger
"You can see from the photo that Amethyst looks fine as the base, but where I think it really sings is when it was placed over the silver foil. I wanted to see it with the silver showing and also to see what happens when it gets a bit hotter and the silver melts a little bit more. Each side was a bit different. See what I mean? The silver turned quite golden on the hotter side, and I slightly cooled my Amethyst before applying it to the other side. I think that color over the silver is really yummy." From Marcy's article in Glass Bead Evolution Volume 7- Issue 1, 2019.
Marcy Lamberson
"Amethyst is a light purple transparent. It's pretty with silver, and makes a deeper pink when layered over a light pink like Desert Pink. It's not very reactive. I always struggle with the lightest CiM transparent colours. I was a bit surprised to find that I had different problems with this one than I have had in the past with colours like Larkspur and Count von Count, because I didn't experience any bubbling with this one. I did get strange 'snail trails' of pale semi-opacity through this colour while I was working it, though. This is similar to the challenges I had with CiM Experimental, CiM's newest Clear. And that makes sense, since Clear is probably how this colour starts out before the purpliness is added to it." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"If you combine Amethyst with silver glass know that will fume a golden cast on any base glass. In this photo, I simply melted the Kronos 2 scrolls into the surface of the Amethyst before I encased it again in clear glass. The silver glass fumed a golden cast which appears more pronounced as a brown cast over the bead." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Your Majesty & etched Amethyst beads.
Gloria Sevey
"I wanted to see Amethyst over silver leaf [and it is the base bead too]. I think it's gorgeous. It is a lovely clear color that melts nicely. I am not usually drawn to amethyst, but there is enough pink in it to make me think I'd use this particular hue in some of my flowers and other beads."
Marcy Lamberson
"This heart is a base of CiM Amethyst with some encased dichro and Tahitian Pearl stringer. Amethyst was easy to work with- it retained its clarity nicely and did not pit or scum or bubble."
Caroline Davis
"Amethyst is a pale, jewel plum. The transparent glass is easily sculpted and holds shape and texture incredibly well. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"On the left are solid Amethyst hearts and on the right are hearts with a core of Amethyst encased with Effetre Clear." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Amethyst is lovely on silver."
Carol Ann Savage
All of the different shades on the Peace tube bead show the color variations well.
Paula Schertz
"Amethyst melted smoothly with no shockiness, but I had a lot of bubbles. It is a beautiful color. It is a very pretty base for the Val Cox Kings Robe frit blend. Amethyst created a very nice base for the stipple stitch in Iris."
Paula Schertz
"Amethyst is a nice light-medium purple tone. In rod form, it looks almost spot on as compared to the limited run 'Rose Tea', of which I was really excited for a possible replacement of. It's quite close, but it also seems to shift hues a bit depending on the lighting. In some lighting it looks like a lighter version of Rose Tea, but in others, like as in my photo, it shines more of a brighter purple with less of a brownish tone. It also melts wonderfully with no boiling at all."
Renee Wiggins
Effetre 040 Ametista Chiaro, CiM Amethyst, Ornela 2005 Amethyst Mittel, CiM Rose Tea. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Effetre 040 Ametista Chiaro, CiM Amethyst, Ornela 2005 Amethyst Mittel, CiM Rose Tea. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"The colour soon builds up as you can see from the spacer beads [12 mm] next to the rods. It is slightly stiff to work with, so will be great for sculpture work, but is still lovely to encase with. Over Glacier it gives you beautiful pink tones."
Trudi Doherty
"Amethyst is a pale pinky-purple, like a very diluted version of Your Majesty. Just like Your Majesty it was smooth to work with and there was no shocking or bubbling. CiM Amethyst is very clear which yeah, I know sounds really obvious when talking about transparent glass, but I mean it’s not at all foggy, wispy or bubbly. For these beads I used a small core of CiM Desert Pink encased with a heavy layer of the Amethyst. The decoration is Effetre White 204 and the spacers are ASK 104 Passionate Pink. The photograph was taken indoors in natural daylight." See more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"A lovely mid amethyst hue that adds a lot of versatility when paired with other colours and silver glass. Fuss free with an easy melting point, no scumming or bubbling. Here the beads all have a base of Amethyst alongside Double Helix Aurae [bubble beads], Val Cox Lillie silver glass frit [electric hot pink] and Val Cox Ruby Extra Gold frit."
Juliette Mullett