Messy Color™ Heather Ltd Run

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Heather Ltd Run (511922)<br />A cloudy transparent pinkish purple.

A cloudy transparent pinkish purple.

"064 black base with a Heather torso- scuzzes, be gentle, shows veiled look- streaky." – Laurie Nessel

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Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Heather is a cloudy transparent color that is a unique addition to the 104 palette.
"Heather is a lovely colour. I don’t think I’ve got any other pink/purple glass that’s close to it. It’s almost halfway between CiM Crocus and CiM Rose Quartz." – Heather Johnson
  • Some testers reported Heather turning grey when worked.
"I seem to remember someone else had Heather go grey and the colour came back in the kiln as well, the same as I did. I didn't think it was a problem, just a working property of the glass, a bit like yellows go red and reds go black until they cool again." – Heather Johnson
"I got grey from Heather when heating at first, but then I treated this colour like I do striking colours, so I gave it plenty of reheats, slightly cool, reheat, etc. This removed the grey. The end result once annealed was the same colour as the rod [gorgeous!]" – Juliette Mullett
  • Special thanks to Heather Johnson for providing the photo in this section.

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.

"064 black base with a Heather torso- scuzzes, be gentle, shows veiled look- streaky."
Laurie Nessel
"In general, I have found the Cloudy Transparent colours [including Heather] to be a bit shocky. For the most part, this was quite manageable and well worth the effort, at least for the colours I've tried so far. Heather is the one that I've had the most trouble with out of this group. Another thing common to all of these colours [so far] is that they can be easy to boil, so you really have to watch your heat. This is true not only with fine stringer, but also when applying the glass from the rod to your bead. Work higher up in the flame and a bit cooler to avoid this problem. I have not specifically tested any of these for colour reactions yet. When I do, I might find out something interesting, but so far they do not seem very reactive with other colours." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Heather is a cloudy transparent magenta - a true purply-pink. In this set, it worked beautifully with Double Helix Helios silver glass. It melted smoothly with no adverse reaction other than a slight golden hue." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Heather is a unique, lovely, cloudy, swirly transparent that has a gorgeous delicate hue of pale pinkish magenta."
Gloria Sevey
"Heather is another gorgeous color created by suspending opaque pigment in transparent glass. Sculpts fairly well, a bit stiffer than translucents I’ve been working with. That color, tho…**love**."
Lori Peterson
"A lovely, lovely color. Rods that have been in the flame tend to shock the end off. Can be a bit boily. But what a color!" Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I started with this glass by making three small beads on the same mandrel and as I was making the 3rd bead I realised the other two had gone a very washed out grey. I really thought I had burnt the gorgeous colour out so sadly put these beads in the kiln expecting 3 wasted beads. However I was so pleasantly surprised when I opened the kiln the next morning and the colour had come back! I worked slightly cooler for future beads but the grey still appeared when hot and the pink came back when cool. So fear not if your Heather beads go a bit grey while you’re working!"
Heather Johnson
"This is such a unique and delicate colour, kind of streaky in appearance but when swirled and swirled it gives an incredible appearance, reminiscent of spun silk. The more you apply the darker the hue will get. Such a gorgeous colour."
Juliette Mullett
"Heather is another cloudy/streaky transparent. It is a beautiful colour and the closest colour would be Crocus. I find that it does cause bubbling when encased."
Suzy Hannabuss
"CiM describe Heather as ‘a cloudy transparent magenta’ and I’d say that’s accurate. It’s like a pinker form of Crocus but instead of being a solid colour it’s a mix of clear and translucent purply-pink. A lot of these new CiM colours are this cloudy glass and it’s really nice. You get a kind of wispy, ethereal effect which is ever so pretty. Heather melts smoothly with no shocking or bubbling. It’s a nice middle-of-the-road consistency too." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Heather is very shocky. I spent half a rod and can’t create any bead. I have two rods of this color and therefore left one in my kiln all night. My experiment was positive. After spending overnight in the kiln, my rod became softer without any shockiness."
Olga Ivashina
"Heather is another of CiM's new experimental cloudy transparents in a glorious shade of lilac. So pretty! As with Watermelon, the areas where I have added additional glass between presses are very apparent." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Heather is a really pretty colour. It reminds me of Crocus but more pink and far less of a blue tone to it. It melts nicely. I did find I got a tiny bit of bubbling just on the very tip of the rod as I was making the hearts, I didn't notice it while I was making the bigger rounds. Not sure if I was over heating it a bit or letting it cool and then heating it was only a little so I'm sure with more familiarity with the glass it could be avoided. The rounds have been decorated with Glass Diversions Lemongrass frit and roses of Cranberry Pink over white. The little hearts have gold foil, roses and raised dots of the new pale pink Ballerina."
Josephine Wadman
"Lush, just lush. Heather is one of the new cloud power or cloudy colours, made with clear and colour pigments [not to be confused with veiled cane]. This new style of glass provides a whispy effect in beads. When it's made purely with Heather, the bead will look more solid, but when you use it to encase over white or clear the special effect is more evident. It's a gorgeous bright, light pink with some blue tones. An exciting new type of glass that I'm excited to play with some more!"
Trudi Doherty