Messy Color™ Scotch Broom Ltd Run

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Scotch Broom Ltd Run (511327)<br />A luminous golden yellow with varying degrees of transparency/opalescence.

A luminous golden yellow with varying degrees of transparency/opalescence.

Scotch Broom with gold. – Pauline Chevalier

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  • We've had a lot of requests for a very bright yellow: "think Clockwork but yellow." Scotch Broom is our answer to that request.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photo in this section.

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“If anyone is looking for Ukrainian flag colors, the closest I've come is French Blue encased in dark aqua next to Scotch Broom.”
Hillary Lawson
"Scotch Broom [middle], a nice bright orange-yellow, is punchy and very bright yellow in thinner applications."
Bling Squared Cute Glass
“Nailed the colour to the plant. Such a bright and warm yellow. Transparent and opaque makes it interesting. Nice smooth melt. Top left bead is Effetre yellow filigrana which is the closest to this shade.”
Jean Daniels
“I would not consider Scotch Broom to be a striking yellow color. The color didn’t change when heated.”
Laurie Nessel
Scotch Broom with gold.
Pauline Chevalier
"I love Scotch Broom so much in the rod and in the plain spacers I made that I really need to figure it out. It's completely unique and crazy beautiful. This is Scotch Broom in spacers. It seems like it is slow to strike back to opalescence, so these beads just look transparent. What a gorgeous, warm colour! I made an incorrect assumption when I started using this colour that it would end up more opaque like the rod, and that was not the case." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Blown hollows [top to bottom: Brown Eyed Girl, Limeade, Scotch Broom].
Laura Bowker
"CiM’s Scotch Broom is a rich transparent golden yellow. Shown here as spacers, with turquoise dots [cool reaction!], encasing white [Peace] and encased by DH Clio."
Janet Evans
"Here is Scotch Broom self wrapped and also as a stringer wrapped on a base of Peace. Nice luminous color!"
Jenefer Ham
"Scotch Broom is a great butterscotch! A rich, saturated golden color on its own and lovely over clear. Very unique. I made a simple spacer bead. I also made a second bead with a base of Effetre Super Clear. The left side was then encased in Effetre white to represent the opaque, the middle in CiM Marshmallow to represent the translucent, and finally the right remained clear to represent the transparent. Scotch Broom was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations."
Kim Fields
"5 stars. I love this color. It looks great over white. Flat, it’s transparent. As a bead, it’s more translucent. You get 3 colors in 1 rod."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"I’m always game for a great yellow and I think Scotch Broom is one! This is a trouble free yellow for me, and I’m a fan of the fact that it is slightly translucent when it’s encased [far left bead] and more opaque by itself [far right bead]. The disc bead in the middle is Scotch Broom by itself- it maintained its translucence I assume because it wasn’t heated for extended periods of time! A lovely yellow, easy to work with . . . no scumming, boiling or hot spots when worked hot. It plays well with others!"
Angela Dose
"Scotch Broom is a lovely buttery yellow. It is perfect for buttercups. I love that it does not look amber yellow, but is a truly nice opalescent yellow."
Anna Miller
"CiM describe Scotch Broom as a transparent yellow but I’d say it’s more translucent. It’s my favourite kind of yellow; a warm, rich mango one. The glass is very well-behaved. It does require a little bit of striking to get an even colour but a waft through the cool part of the flame as a final step is all that is required to do this." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
Left to right: Ornela 8003 Amber & Scotch Broom. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Scotch Broom is a yummy rich egg yolk yellow. What I find interesting about this colour is the base of the bead is opaque but the rest is transparent. Here is a picture- but it is hard to tell."
Suzy Hannabuss
"A beautiful yellow although I was unable to get consistent results. As you can see one bead is transparent and the other one is opaque. Both were worked the same. A lovely colour if results were consistent. Recommend preheating the rod."
Juliette Mullett
"Scotch Broom is a lovely bright yellow. I don’t consider it to be transparent and it doesn't strike. It appears to be opaque in a bead by itself. If applied as a thin layer over other colors it was semi-translucent for me [here shown is over black]. No issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic!"
Terri Herron
"A super vibrant yellow. As you can see, I got a lot of opacity in it from the heating and cooling cycles. Really vivacious color!" Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Scotch Broom was very easy to blow and sculpt. This vessel has a touch of Effetre white and CiM Eggplant. I’m not usually a yellow fan, but I really like the warmth and richness of this one."
Susan Parry
"I absolutely love this color- it has all of the beautiful golden tones that I see in scotch broom which grows everywhere here in California. There has not been a translucent yellow that has this nice rich golden-saffron tone available in the soft glass palette until now. It has a fabulous opalescence to it and it also turns out that it’s black light reactive which is a fun surprise. No shockiness or scumming , extremely easy to work with. This photo was taken with a black light so you can see that it’s glowing a bit around the edge."
Alexis Berger