Messy Color™ Beeswax Milky Ltd Run

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Beeswax Milky Ltd Run (511329)<br />A lemon milky opal yellow that can strike to a deeper amber depending on the time and temperature it is worked.

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

"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 the Milky version as the base for DH Triton, over white and as spacers." – Janet Evans

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CiM Beeswax Milky
Joy Munshower
CiM Beeswax Milky
Joy Munshower
CiM Beeswax Milky
Laurie Nessel
CiM Beeswax Milky
Laura Sparling
CiM Beeswax Milky
Janet Evans

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
"This group featuring Avalon Milky [new personal favorite], Limeade and Beeswax Milky. All of these play very nice and aren't shocky like other semi transparent colors."
Bling Squared Cute Glass
Beeswax Misty & Milky compared to Ornela 80122.
Olga Ivashina
"Smooth and silky. Such a nice melt with this glass. Shades of warm cream just like real Beeswax. Smaller amounts and less time give a beautiful light almost opal shade of warm cream. More glass and work gives lovely shades and shadows. A favourite for me."
Jean Daniels
“Similar to Ghee, 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
"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 the Milky version as the base for DH Triton, 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 Milky was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"A noticeable difference in color going into the kiln. I wondered if it might sort itself out, but nope. Beeswax Milky is a multi-hued rod, depending on how hot you get it. Cool, and I like the color a lot!"
Jenefer Ham
"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
"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
"Beeswax Milky is a lovely translucent pale yellow. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the surface of the bead."
Terri Herron
"The milky version of Beeswax reminds me of the lemon part of a lemon meringue pie. This glass isn’t as soft as its misty partner but it reacts with stringer way more. These beads are plain Beeswax Milky with polka dots in Effetre White 204. I had to go really careful and slow melting the dots down flat otherwise they distorted quite badly. No shocking, no scumming. The Beeswax Milky beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Beeswax Milky is a beautiful milky opal that shows hints of CiM Ghee but for me the end result was more of a sunshine pale lemon yellow that radiates from within, such a cheery and beautiful colour. I preheated this rod to avoid any shockiness. Melts like butter and beautiful to work. Repeated heating and cooling strengthened the colour and milkiness that worked well with other colours from both other brands of glass. No bubbling or any issues when working the glass in the flame and when heating and cooling on repeat. Melts like a dream."
Juliette Mullett
Left to right: Ghee, Beeswax Misty, & Beeswax Milky. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz