Messy Color™ Lovebirds Ltd Run

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Lovebirds Ltd Run (511490)<br />A yellow-green milky opal that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Witches' Brew.

A yellow-green milky opal that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Witches' Brew.

"Clear core, Stone Ground case with dabs of Lunar, London Fog and Dried Sage stirred in [AWESOME!!]. Torso is Lovebirds-viscous, smooth, great for sculpting, keeps form well." – Laurie Nessel

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Josephine Wadman
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Laura Sparling
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Dana George
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Jolene Wolfe
CiM Lovebirds
Gloria Sevey

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  • Witches' Brew & Lovebirds were melted as misty / milky opal equivalents to our popular opal color Chartreuse [which is opaque-ish after annealing].
  • Special thanks to Jolene Wolfe & Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photos in this section.

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"Clear core, Stone Ground case with dabs of Lunar, London Fog and Dried Sage stirred in [AWESOME!!]. Torso is Lovebirds-viscous, smooth, great for sculpting, keeps form well."
Laurie Nessel
Left to right: Chartreuse, Witches’ Brew, & Lovebirds. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Avonlea over Lovebirds and pulled into cased stringer for the center. I wanted the center to be translucent, but a soft & bright spring green."
Marcy Lamberson
"Lovebirds is a lime green opal that also remains translucent. I tested it with another frit by Val Cox named Pink Lipstick. Melted smoothly with no reactivity issues. Spacers are solid Lovebirds." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Lovebirds is a delicate, misty, pale chartreuse."
Gloria Sevey
"All of these colors melted beautifully! I had no shocking and no pitting or boiling. As you can see from the photos another happy surprise was almost zero reaction with fine silver [.999]. In my experience, turquoise colors can have organic reactions to silver but these colors remained true. Some of these colors are colors that have the same base batch but are split into two and one will remain a misty opal [more transparent] and one will remain a milky opal [more opaque]. Witches' Brew & Lovebirds, Avonlea & Shamrock, and Sea Glass & Lady Of The Lake are all examples of these pairings. Basically all of these colors have a place in my heart and the 104 line. The subtle changes in the transparency and hues is like having an unlimited paint palette in glass! These colors also lend a range of saturations depending on whether they are layered with bases of clear or white. All of the photos were straight color to show true outcomes. The only exception is Avonlea which I felt might not show the black line art so that is over white."
Michelle Veizaga
"I love this color because it is a soft yet luminous yellow-green. Mellower than Chartreuse and just wonderful for sculpting, as all the new translucent glass I’ve tested this round."
Lori Peterson
"From left to right: Lovebirds with Effetre turquoise, Chartreuse with Poi, Chartreuse with Effetre white, Witches' Brew with Montezuma, & Witches' Brew with Elphaba. There are visible reaction lines within the Turquoise, Poi, and Montezuma dots. I would expect that these reactions would happen the same way with these colours in combination with any of this trio of opal green glass colours." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"A pale opal green grape hue with a beautiful inner glow. Delicate enough to be used with other colours and beautiful in its own right."
Juliette Mullett
"I’m lumping these two together into one post because they are very similar. Both are the same yellow-green with Lovebirds [left half of the pic] being the translucent opal and Witches’ Brew [right half of the pic] being the misty opal. In both cases the glass is great – no fussiness, no shocking, and a good middle-of-the-road consistency. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Witches' Brew and Lovebirds are lighter than Anole. Anole was the lightest green in the batch of new lime greens last year. It’s very good because lots of girls want greens lighter than Anole for creating gooseberries."
Olga Ivashina
"A new pair of gorgeous lime greens, fresh and vibrant, both way more translucent than Jelly Bean & Chartreuse. These colours scream spring to me, light green at the yellow end of the green spectrum. Witches' Brew is the misty opal and Lovebirds is the translucent opal counterpart. They are quite close, but I'd say that Lovebirds is more opalescent. I keep looking at both of them to see if I can pick a favourite, but I really can't, they both have properties that I love! Ah well, you can't have too much glass right!"
Trudi Doherty
"I love this colour. A bright, fresh spring green, translucent opal. It melts nicely, no shocking or bubbling. These round beads have silver foil melted onto the surface and some of the Flora reduction frit from Val Cox."
Josephine Wadman