Messy Color™ Kniphofia Ltd Run

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Kniphofia Ltd Run (511225)<br />An opal orange.

An opal orange.




"Most transparent oranges [even opal ones] quickly take on a more dense opaque look, rather than than keeping transparent/translucent properties. But check these beauties out! The hearts while admittedly small beads did have several heating and cooling cycles while I made them ... but look they are very much translucent." – Trudi Doherty

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CiM Kniphofia
Laura Sparling
CiM Kniphofia
Dwyn Tomlinson

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Left to right: Ornela 9003 Hyacinth Mittel, Kniphofia, Lauscha 150 Opal Orange, Reichenbach 605 Mystic Rot. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Kniphofia is a beautiful orange and if it is meant to be a striking colour, wow it was very easy to strike and not shocky at all. Love it."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Kniphofia is a lovely bright true orange. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on surface. I did not try to strike it since I was already putting so much stress on the bead with both dichroic and silver glass reduction."
Terri Herron
"Kniphofia [Latin name for the red hot poker plant] is a deep, rich, translucent orange. Kniphofia melts smoothly with no shocking and it’s got a nice working consistency. Like other transparent oranges, it does lose its colour as you work and it requires a level of striking to get it to return but fear not, it’s dead easy to strike; just use it and it’ll do the work for you. The photo shows a bead with its polka dots added, before I melted them down flat, and you can see that the colour of the Kniphofia is uneven. I didn’t do anything to rectify that except for melting in my polka dots [quite slowly because that’s how I work] and by the time I’d done so the Kniphofia was a uniform orange all over." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Kniphofia [a name I will never be able to remember] and Marmalade both worked up as transparent oranges for me. Harder for me to strike than Clockwork but definitely more transparent. The kitties struck no problem but the results were varied for the small spacer beads."
Lori Peterson
"Kniphofia is a very pretty transparent orange. The flowers are Rapunzel [an opaque pinky lilac], topped with Coming up Roses. All the colours behave well in the flame, no shockiness or bubbling. The orange colour was easy to strike back after initial melting and is beautifully transparent and bright."
Josephine Wadman
"Most transparent oranges [even opal ones] quickly take on a more dense opaque look, rather than than keeping transparent/translucent properties. But check these beauties out! The hearts while admittedly small beads did have several heating and cooling cycles while I made them ... but look they are very much translucent."
Trudi Doherty
"Marmalade [left] and Kniphofia [right- named for the red hot poker plant, in case you missed the reference]. Both are absolutely brilliant, delicious, transparent oranges. I did find that the Marmalade took a little more effort to strike, and you might argue that it is a little toasty in colour. Overall though I think any colour difference between them, at least the way I use them, is very very subtle. Both are a delicious splash of transparent orangey goodness." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Kniphofia seems like a somewhat streaky version of Clockwork. It’s a beautiful color that can be used many ways. So far, I made a blown glass vessel with it and Effetre black. It was not shocky and was easy to blow and shape."
Susan Parry