Messy Color™ Dollhouse Milky Ltd Run

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Dollhouse Milky Ltd Run (511928)<br />A milky opal pink.

A milky opal pink.

"A warm, soft, rosy pink, it’s not quite as intense as last year’s Peony. I did not have as many shockiness issues with this glass as I did with Peony, it was much more well-behaved. Shown as spacers, over white, and over foil." – Janet Evans

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Alexis Berger
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  • Dollhouse Misty/Milky is our 907 Rose Quartz formula turned into a misty/milky opal. So were Ballerina/Peony, but Dollhouse is a more successful rendition.
"The photo shows the misty and milky versions of Dollhouse next to each other." Read more at Laura's blog. – Laura Sparling
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz & Laura Sparling for the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

Left to right: Diaphanous Misty, Diaphanous Milky, Ballet Slipper, Inca Rose, Ballerina, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky, Gelly's Sty.
Bianca Gruber
A comparison of Dollhouse Misty & Milky.
Laurie Nessel
“This is the same color, using Erbium, as Dollhouse Misty, but denser. Though easier to work than Alabastro, it still has a tendency to devit, so keep your flame oxidized and don’t overwork it.”
Laurie Nessel
Check out Maria's YouTube demo of pink elephants using Dollhouse Misty & Milky.
Maria Schoenenberger
Left to right: Dollhouse Milky and Heather. Outdoor lighting.
Carol Ann Savage
Left to right: Dollhouse Milky and Heather. Indoor lighting.
Carol Ann Savage
"A warm, soft, rosy pink, it’s not quite as intense as last year’s Peony. I did not have as many shockiness issues with this glass as I did with Peony, it was much more well-behaved. Shown as spacers, over white, and over foil."
Janet Evans
"This post will show a few comparison beads as a glimpse of Dollhouse and its reactivity to silver glass and fine silver wire. Dollhouse Milky and its Misty sister are reminiscent of the CiM Rose Quartz glass from years ago. My 'go-to' test for any new glass is to pair it with silver glass or 99% fine silver wire. This allows me to test reactivity in a small bead before creating a full set of beads. Note the slight intensity of the transparent vs. translucent in the spacer beads of each set. The silver leaf and dots of DH Aurae silver glass used in the Dollhouse Misty was heated and passed in a reduction flame to fume the bead with a golden hue. The Dollhouse Milky barrel bead was worked cooler in the flame and quickly wrapped with 99% fine silver wire. As a result, there is no fuming and the silver wire had no reaction. So based on how you treat these glasses and the chemistry of the flame, you can achieve either option." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"A gorgeous opalescent pink with peachy undertones, definitely more opaque then Ballerina. No problems with popping or cracking. Seen here in this flower, it’s been pulled very thin and still maintains some translucency and moonstone qualities. Lovely!"
Alexis Berger
"At first glance, the Misty and Milky colors looked identical. After using them, I found the Milky to be much more intense than the Misty. Both mixes are beautiful. 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. Dollhouse Milky was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"I didn’t think the silver made a lot of difference to the Dollhouses while I was making them, but when I put my sample beads next to the ones I made with silver- yes, silver does yellow the pink."
Jenefer Ham
"I like both Dollhouse Misty & Milky. The Misty has an opal quality and Milky is a little brighter in color. They look good over white with stringer."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Dollhouse is a gorgeous Misty and Milky pink. The Misty version is more transparent and the Milky version is more opaque. Both are lovely and both are very easy to work with. No shockiness at all, even without pre-heating. The Misty is on the left and the Milky is on the right."
Heather Johnson
"CiM have been working towards a more standardised amount of opalescence across their Milky and Misty opal glass lines. They have also simplified the naming by giving a single name to the hue followed by the tag Milky or Misty. These pretty pinks are called Dollhouse. The difference between Milky and Misty glass in these two shades is much easier to see when you have the beads in your hands. I have found it very tricky to capture in a photograph. Milky beads on the top row, Misty beads on the bottom row. I hope it gives an idea of the very subtle difference between them. Milky beads look whiter or more pastel to my eye." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Dollhouse is a beautiful pink and really nice to work with. Dollhouse Milky in my opinion is a match with the old Rose Quartz. A beautiful opal pink."
Suzy Hannabuss
"This glass is very similar to Peony from last year. So, of course I love it. Dollhouse Milky and Misty are both so dreamy and super easy to work with. No shocking, no popping, and as smooth as silk to melt. Great for sculpture. Just a love fest all around."
Lori Peterson
"Such a gorgeous opal pink. A definite favourite of mine. Highly recommend pre heating the rod. Melts beautifully and colour stays true. Love the inner glow this colour creates. If you love pink you will love this."
Juliette Mullett
"Dollhouse Milky is not shocky and I had no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the same bead!"
Terri Herron
Left to right: Ballerina, Peony, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right: Rose Quartz, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Dollhouse Milky [on left] is milkier than its misty counterpart [on right], and more opaque yet still translucent. A really lovely colour and glass. Again, no trouble with it at all." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Over the past few production runs, CiM has not only been working on gorgeous colours, but gorgeous colours that keep their transparent/translucent qualities even after heating & cooling and garaging. They have for some colours, also split their production pot to make two versions of the same colour  … a misty [more transparent] and a milky [more translucent] version, giving artists much more control over the kind of beads they want to make rather than being restrained by what the market offers. These pinks really have the Miami art deco meets ice cream sundae vibe! Misty falls between Ballerina and Peony while Milky is more saturated. Both are beautiful strong pinks. And I'm really glad that they share the same name, as it's obvious that the colours are related. Both melted smoothly with no issues."
Trudi Doherty