Messy Color™ Peony Ltd Run

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Peony Ltd Run (511919)<br />A milky opal bright pink that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Ballerina.

A milky opal bright pink that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Ballerina.

"Peony is a misty pink that is a beautiful color to behold and an elusive color to  photograph. Needless to say, it’s stunning!" – Gloria Sevey

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CiM Peony
Darlene Collette
CiM Peony, Heather, & Lapis
Suzy Hannabuss
CiM Peony
Carol Ann Savage
CiM Peony
Laura Sparling
CiM Heather, Peony, Paris, & Ballerina
Dana George
CiM Peony
Carol Ann Savage

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Ballerina / Peony were melted as misty / milky opal equivalents to our popular opal color Rose Quartz [which is opaque-ish after annealing].
"I made small hearts, about 15mm in size, and you can see that the Peony has a beautiful rosey glow and falls in between Rose Quartz and Ballerina." – Trudi Doherty
"I think Peony is prettier than Ballerina. The milkier translucency gives it an edge over Ballerina making it feel a bit more special." – Jolene Wolfe
"Peony has a more appealing hue. Side by side there is no comparison, Peony looks like an opal pink and Ballerina looks like an ordinary transparent pink." – Juliette Mullett
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty & Claudia Eidenbenz 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.

"Oh be still my heart, I love Peony & Ballerina! They are slightly more saturated versions of the long out-of-stock colors Rose Quartz and Cotton Candy. Peony is less transparent and has a slightly more intense color than Ballerina."
Caroline Davis
Left to right: CiM Rose Quartz, Ballerina, and Peony. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Peony was amazing- no scumming or boiling and not shocky. It was also super easy to work in the flame with no signs of devitrification or discoloring. Peony also played really nicely with silver wire without going too golden!"
Michelle Veizaga
"Peony over Unicorn and pressed for petals. Gives it an even more ethereal look. The Peony pink is lovely and melts like butter! It and the others felt almost 'creamy' when melting. I loved that. 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."
Marcy Lamberson
"Peony is a misty pink that is a beautiful color to behold and an elusive color to  photograph. Needless to say, it’s stunning!"
Gloria Sevey
"Left to right: shards of Double Helix OX459, Peony with Val Cox Abigail frit and fine silver wire and Peony with Val Cox Trickster frit. The silver glass fumed the Peony pink with a golden peachy glow." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Peony is a pretty pretty pretty pink. It's raining, so you'll have to live with the indoor photos, but this is beautiful, just beautiful." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Such a beautiful, romantic and delicate pink that radiates a beautiful inner golden pink glow. Very much like Rose Quartz. Just incredibly stunning."
Juliette Mullett
"These are 918 Ballerina and 919 Peony. Lovely translucent Peony is reminiscent of Rose Quartz, a CiM color from a long time ago. Ballerina is a misty opal which, when I worked it into beads, was nearly transparent. These beads are super tiny so maybe for larger masses of glass, its misty qualities would be more apparent. I did experience a bit of devitrification on the Peony when using it for sculpture. Still, even with the finicky quirks, it is a beauty."
Lori Peterson
"Peony is a beautiful opal pink."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Peony has been designed to give a transparent opal look when compared to the original Rose Quartz which is almost completely opaque. Such a pretty effect. From top to bottom - Peony with white dots, Peony, encased Peony." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The pair of hearts in the center of this picture are made with CiM Rose Quartz. The spring 2020 release of new glass from CiM contains two lovely pinks that are re-engineered versions of CiM's iconic Rose Quartz. From right to left - encased Peony, Peony, Rose Quartz, Ballerina, encased Ballerina." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Peony is very similar in colour to CiM Rose Quartz. Because of this I wondered if I’d have the same devitrification issues with Peony that I’ve experienced with Rose Quartz. I did. As you can see in the first photo of the plain spacers, the glass is fine. . . . But when it came to the heart, repeated cooling, shaping and reheating resulted in some very slight devitrification. The right hand side of the bead has what looks like slight white scuff marks on it. I will say that they are only very slight . . . . Indeed, the devitrification is very minor compared to something like EDP devit. . . but I’d be a naff tester if I didn’t share any negative findings, regardless of the severity them." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
“OK, I couldn’t wait to share this pair of earrings that I made out of Peony. This color is breathtaking! An opalescent pink that has hints of peach all the way to a pale violet, I capped this pair of earrings off with a little bit of Effetre copper green pastel granulation."
Alexis Berger
"Peony is absolutely amazing. It is very soft, very nice, without any dirt and very easy to work. The difference between Ballerina & Peony in thick forms is not so remarkable. In terms of quality of glass, brightness, soft and pleasant- these two are bestsellers!"
Olga Ivashina
"CiM sure does make some pretty pinks, and these new ones do not disappoint!  Like many of their new colours, they make 2 with the same hue. One an opal that stays translucent Peony, and a misty opal Ballerina. Both melted fuss free in the flame. Both delicate and feminine and great to see in coe104!"
Trudi Doherty