Messy Color™ Beeswax Misty Ltd Run

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Beeswax Misty Ltd Run (511328)<br />A soft pale misty opal yellow that can strike to a deeper amber depending on the time and temperature it is worked.

A soft pale misty opal yellow that can strike to a deeper amber depending on the time and temperature it is worked.

“Top left bead is Beeswax Milky. Beeswax Misty has some beautiful shades and an almost silver glass effect the longer you work it. Various shades so natural looking. Soft pale yellow with small amounts and less flame time.” – Jean Daniels

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CiM Beeswax Misty
Terri Herron
CiM Beeswax Misty
Joy Munshower
CiM Beeswax Misty
Janet Evans
CiM Beeswax Misty
Heather Sellers
CiM Beeswax Misty
Laurie Nessel
CiM Beeswax Misty
Carol Ann Savage

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Beeswax Misty/Milky is our formula for 346 Ghee [which turned opaque-ish after annealing] re-engineered into a misty/milky opal.
"Is Beeswax a substitution for the original Ghee, I am not 100% convinced, but I do like the options within Beeswax to have soft yellow opal beads when it is worked cool and quick as well as deeper caramel tones with a little more effort in the flame." – Darlene Collette
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz & Darlene Collette for the photos in this section.

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"I was very excited to try Beeswax and I am seeing other lampworkers getting great results. It did not disappoint. The Misty, more translucent, is on the right side of my hand, and the Milky, more opaque, is on the left. It strikes to yellow while you are working where it cools, and finishes striking in the kiln. I did find that the areas that struck before going in the kiln were deeper and richer in color after."
Dwyn Tomlinson
Beeswax Misty & Milky compared to Ornela 80122.
Olga Ivashina
“Top left bead is Beeswax Milky. Beeswax Misty has some beautiful shades and an almost silver glass effect the longer you work it. Various shades so natural looking. Soft pale yellow with small amounts and less flame time.”
Jean Daniels
“Similar to Beeswax Milky but much darker, richer amber hue and more to the transparent end of the spectrum. This silver striking color attains various depths and densities of amber depending on the time and temperature it is worked. Over time, the torso became opaque while the appendages remained translucent light amber with dark amber cores.”
Laurie Nessel
"I really like Beeswax Misty as a backdrop for the flower murrini. Depending on the light, it shifts between a warm yellow to a light green."
Carol Ann Savage
"Here is a comparison of Beeswax Misty and Milky. The lighter beads are ones which I formed and left to self strike. The brighter/darker beads are ones which I deliberately struck. So, it looks like the hotter you get it, the deeper the color. I loooooooooooove Beeswax!”
Jenefer Ham
"Beeswax is a sunny pastel yellow that makes me think of spring. Beeswax comes in both Misty and Milky variations. The difference is pretty subtle! This photo shows Beeswax Misty as the base for DH Hyperion, over silver foil, over white and as spacers."
Janet Evans
"Loved the Beeswax, such a nice soft yellow! 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. Beeswax Misty was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"Beeswax is a very lovely pale yellow that comes in a Misty and Milky option. The Misty version is more transparent and the Milky version is more opaque. Both are very easy to work with. No shockiness at all, even without pre-heating. I found that Beeswax strikes a little in both versions and you can achieve a range of tones depending on how you work the glass. You don’t have to do any work with the striking, just let the glass do its thing. What I haven't found [so far at least] is any evidence of over-striking leading to a pink or brown tone as with Effetre Opalino Yellow or CiM Ghee which are probably the closest colours I have to Beeswax. It's certainly nicer and easier to work with than either of those colours and definitely more consistent in results. The Misty is on the left and the Milky is on the right."
Heather Johnson
"Original Ghee's focal bead has DH Psyche scroll design. Beeswax Misty's focal bead has dots of Psyche. Beeswax Milky's focal bead was created with DH Psyche line trails. The lovely caramel tones present in Ghee when it is fumed by the silver glass and kissed by a reduction flame. Although my beads made with Beeswax are lighter in tone, I was able to coax browned butter hues in a reduction flame. The Ghee spacers present darker tones than Beeswax offers. Beeswax is a keeper for its compatibility with silver glass." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Beeswax Misty and Cupcake. Beeswax Misty was a bit shocky but manageable. It is like Ghee in that it gets an amber cast to it as it’s worked in the flame. The spacer beads are a light ivory translucent and the puppies, because they spent more time in and out of the flame, are more honey colored."
Lori Peterson
"The closest colour to Beeswax is Lemongrass but as you can see Lemongrass is much lighter. I spent some time striking the opal glass and did get a much deeper richer yellow. Beautiful colour and again so much nicer to work with."
Suzy Hannabuss
"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. Beeswax is a new opal yellow glass hue which has also been formulated with two shades of opalescence. On the left is Beeswax Misty, on the right is Beeswax Milky. 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 look whiter or more pastel to my eye." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
Left to right: Ghee, Beeswax Misty, & Beeswax Milky. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Beeswax Misty is a lovely pale yellow. When I layered it over Canary, it did react and turned a greenish grey [which appeared before I applied the silver glass]. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on surface."
Terri Herron
"I found Beeswax Misty to be quite soft to work with. No shockiness. The beads in the photo are just plain Beeswax Misty with polka dots in Effetre Turquoise 232. As I expected it to, Beeswax Misty reacts with stringer; you can see the polka dots are slightly darker in the middle. The beads here were photographed outdoors in the morning sunshine." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Holy moly! Beeswax Misty is a dream. It has incredible opalescence to it. It’s so much fun to see the way the light bounces around inside of it. You get a gorgeous amber light when it is lit from behind, and a beautiful greenish overtone when lit from the front. You almost feel like you can see the whole rainbow inside. I’m in love! It’s also really easy to work with as well, I noticed no problems with cracking, scumming or compatibility. Perfection!"
Alexis Berger