Messy Color™ Vampire Ltd Run

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Vampire Ltd Run (511125)<br />A dark, rich opaque red that will not liver.

A dark, rich opaque red that will not liver.

"Rich red with a tad blue tone. I love the striations in the red tones. Smooth and easy to melt. Comparison beads on top right are Effetre medium red [left] and Sangre [right]." – Jean Daniels

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CiM Vampire with Effetre dark sky blue and silvered ivory
Janet Evans
CiM Vampire with Double Helix Terra 2, copper foil oak and dragonfly inclusions, encased in clear Double Helix Zephyr
Darlene Collette
CiM Vampire
Joy Munshower
CiM Vampire, Orange-zilla, Firecracker and Effetre yellow
Susan Parry
CiM Vampire
Laurie Nessel

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Testers report that Vampire is a dark, rich red that will not liver.
  • Testers report that Vampire color shifts based on lighting.
"Vampire is a deep, opaque red. It is a red's red, nothing too complicated. I do think it is important to note that the colour of the glass changed dramatically as I moved from one light source to another, and whether the glass is backlit or front lit." – Dwyn Tomlinson
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz & Dwyn Tomlinson for the photos in this section.

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"Rich red with a tad blue tone. I love the striations in the red tones. Smooth and easy to melt. Comparison beads on top right are Effetre medium red [left] and Sangre [right]."
Jean Daniels
“A very cooperative blood color-similar to Sangre, but a deeper, darker red. It held up to nearly 2 hours of abuse with minimal reducing [seen on the right thigh.]”
Laurie Nessel
"Vampire is a dense rich red- these are solid spacers."
Janet Evans
"Vampire is a lovely opaque deep blood red shade. Sangre is the perfect 'medium' red shade. Firecracker is the lightest shade of the reds and the most translucent. This stunning color is literally like looking at a juicy strawberry! All of these colours melted beautifully and none livered, something that reds can be known for."
Michelle Veizaga
"A very dense dark burgundy red. Very close to Effetre Red Purple."
Kim Fields
"No shocking, easy to apply. Nice color - looks great over white, but did get some yellow tint."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Vampire is a beautiful reddish/brown to add to your collection." Check out Maria's YouTube review.
Maria Schoenenberger
"This set started with a base of Vampire. Streams of Double Helix Terra 2 were struck and reduced, copper foil oak and dragonfly inclusions were added and each bead was encased in clear Double Helix Zephyr glass. . . . Vampire had no issues in melting and shaping and the colors that it presented with Terra 2 are glorious." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Vampire is a lovely dark rich red. Not shocky at all and very smooth to work with."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Vampire is a dark brownish red. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on surface."
Terri Herron
"Vampire is a rich and deep opaque red, bordering burgundy once worked as a finished annealed bead. Looks amazing with silver glass. This red is very decadent in colour. I preheated the rod, melted lovely with no issues. A little stiffer than other colours, I would say on par with Effetre Black 591064 with stiffness, no issues whatsoever. A lovely deep red, worth having as a staple colour. A must have for all red glass lovers."
Juliette Mullett
"Vampire is a bit richer and deeper than Sangre and really lives up to its name."
Lori Peterson
Left to right: CiM Bloodstone, CiM Vampire, Ornela Rot dunkle, & Effetre Rosso Porpora Scuro. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz