Messy Color™ Unicorn Ltd Run

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Unicorn Ltd Run (511830)<br />A milky opal white that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as London Fog.

A milky opal white that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as London Fog.

"I love Cirrus, London Fog, Swan and Unicorn!" – Suzy Hannabuss

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CiM Poison Apple, Unicorn, Circus Tent, Summer Haze
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
CiM Unicorn
Laura Sparling
CiM Unicorn
Gloria Sevey
CiM Unicorn with Poi and purple encased stringer work
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Unicorn
Juliette Mullett
Witches’ Brew, Unicorn, and Goldfish are striped into crystal shaped beads with a sprinkling of Val Cox's Coy Koi glass frit.
Darlene Collette

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  • Unicorn is a milky opal white that stays translucent after annealing - a milky opal version of a cross between Cirrus & Marshmallow. Its misty opal counterpart is London Fog.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photo 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.
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Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"I love Cirrus, London Fog, Swan and Unicorn!"
Suzy Hannabuss
"Another lovely opal white from CiM. Unicorn is just that bit more translucent than Effetre Opalino White which is my go-to opal white. It's a lovely pure white colour tone and isn't too yellow which can happen sometimes with opal whites."
Heather Johnson
Left to right: London Fog, Unicorn. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Peony over Unicorn and pressed for petals. Gives it an even more ethereal look. The pink is a lovely petal color and I wanted to extend the pink and wasn't sure if the Unicorn would act more like a white or a transparent. Needless to say, it was right in the middle. I applied the pink over the top of it and that allowed me to show the translucency while retaining the gorgeous pink. I can see using Unicorn not only alone, but also underneath colors that I want to diffuse a little bit and let more light shine through."
Marcy Lamberson
"Unicorn is a lovely opal white that is closer to Marshmallow than Cirrus."
Gloria Sevey
"I did have a couple odd reactions with a few of the colors- apparently they didn't like the 1050 garage temp of my kiln and the color went whackadoodle!"
Joy Munshower
"This white opal is like an opal marshmallow that is semi-translucent with a delicate inner glow. A slightly off-white that is just stunning."
Juliette Mullett
"This is London Fog and Unicorn. Variants of Cirrus, these two really show off CiM’s misty opals and translucents. The best news is they stay translucent through sculpting, reheating and annealing. Brilliant! Also worth noting is that they were put in annealing bubbles and then batch annealed. No cracking, didn’t need to baby them through the sculpting process. None of the beads I made cracked. Not even when I couldn’t decide which pink I wanted to use for the ears and nose."
Lori Peterson
"Unicorn is a translucent opal white that plays nicely and works really well with stringer. The silver core bead here is decorated with scrolls in Effetre Periwinkle 220. Unicorn is a really good base glass and it would work well for sculpting too – not too soft, nor too stiff." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Unicorn is a lovely opal white. Very similar to Cotton but Cotton has a tiny bit of a warmer hue to it."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Made in the same hue, London Fog is a misty opal and Unicorn its translucent counterpart. Unicorn is a gorgeous translucent opal, and here I've compared it to Marshmallow. It's much less dense and when I've used frit, the effect is so much softer."
Trudi Doherty