Messy Color™ Pink Pansy Ltd Run

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Pink Pansy Ltd Run (511930)<br />A gold transparent ruby pink.

A gold transparent ruby pink.

"Beautiful in rod form but surprisingly different in bead form. The pink tuned livery when worked and stayed that way. It is more reminiscent of tomato with a hint of mustard. Rod preheated and took a while for the colour to strike. The more this glass was worked the more the pink changed to the livery hue." – Juliette Mullett

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Janet Evans
"This is Pink Pansy pulled into frit stringer using my random blend of TAG and Double Helix reduction colours. I've put it over a core of Pink Pansy in most of the beads, which is why you can see a lot of pink poking through."
Melanie Graham

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Testers report that Pink Pansy color shifts in different lighting.
“Pink Pansy is gorgeous if you hold it up to the window and look through. It’s only when you look at it on a table where the light gets caught on the edges of the bead that you see a yellowing.” – Jenefer Ham
  • Pink Pansy can get a butterscotch effect when worked. Testers noted several ways to avoid this: make quick small spacers, make discs, or use as an encaser. Testers also found working cool in an oxidizing flame prevented yellowing.
  • Special thanks to Suzy Hannabuss & Laurie Nessel for the photos in this section.

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"I layered Pink Pansy over number 204 white moretti. This rich pink is nice to work with and doesn’t tend to burn as easily as Rubino Oro. I will definitely be using more of this."
Sandra Beingessner
“A lush gold-pink transparent with purple highlights. It transforms to a cloudy ruby-caramel in reflected light.”
Laurie Nessel
"Pink Pansy is a medium transparent pink colour. The colour is a little warmer than what I typically get from CiM Cranberry or Effetre Rubino Oro, and a bit lighter in saturation than Cranberry [Rubino Oro varies from batch to batch, so it's hard to say something really definitive about it here]. This colour does not require any special handling in the flame to develop its rich, pink colour. Other testers have posted about this colour having a butterscotch aspect to it, but for one reason or another, I didn't really see that in my test beads." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"I made this after being inspired by Deb Cox’s beautiful discs. It’s Pink Pansy with a Helios rim. On normal round beads, Pink Pansy exhibits a butterscotchey flash, but here it does not. This could be due to my less-than-perfect heat control because I was using what feels like a very heavy ring mandrel, or perhaps because it’s used pretty thinly. I liked the way it semi-struck, and the variations in color . . . and no butterscotch! Also, it went into the kiln like this, so annealing at 920F will not strike it further."
Jenefer Ham
Blown hollows [clockwise: Dollhouse Misty, Robert E., a test batch with aventurine, Solar Storm, Lingonberry, & Pink Pansy].
Laura Bowker
“I don’t want my flame to be too oxygen rich, otherwise Pink Pansy will turn kind of this greyish livery ugly color.” Check out Maria's Youtube demo Pealescent Pink Pansies with Effetre opal yellow, DH Hyperion, & CiM Pink Pansy.
Maria Schoenenberger
"Great transparent pink- for some reason yellowed a bit. Over white, there was no yellowing."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Pink Pansy comes the closest I’ve seen to capturing that elusive hot pink in soft glass. A warm ruby with butterscotch undertones, it’s shown here as spacers, over white, and over silver foil."
Janet Evans
"Pink Pansy and Coming Up Roses! Such beautiful glass- SO hard to photograph for me though. I hope I did them justice! Pink Pansy is a luscious hot pink with a little less saturation than Lingonberry. It has a bit of butterscotch-ing when used by itself in the spacer bead, but encased in a thin layer in the decorated round bead it wasn’t evident! Easy peasy to work with, didn't give me any fuss. A gorgeous addition to the glass palette."
Angela Dose
"Pink Pansy over Rapunzel, Jacaranda ears, Tuxedo for eyes and nose. Pink Pansy is the star here, for sure. It is an intense and vibrant pink. Work it cool to keep from getting a butterscotch tone. Putting it over Rapunzel really brought out its beauty."
Lori Peterson
"The only bead that cracked was the Pink Pansy. It's possible that it didn't like the Marshmallow. I just love this color. 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. Pink Pansy was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"Pink Pansy is a stunning shade of light pink, delicate and rich. It's an absolutely stunning colour all by itself for spacer beads. This patchwork lentil was made with Effetre opal yellow, Fremen, Poi and Pink Pansy dots over a base of CiM Ginger. Each of the larger opal yellow dots was topped with Pink Pansy. This is a combination of colours I would usually put together to use with CiM Cranberry Pink or Effetre Rubino Oro. The Pink Pansy, capped over the top of the opal yellow looks like a barely there trace of pink when used in such a tiny quantity. I was hoping it might strike a little darker." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"I found Pink Pansy easier than Cranberry Pink. I’m finding if I keep it tiny or even teeny - and no pressing - I get the right color. Yay! It has a little orangey tinge. But working small and neutral or oxidizing I get the pretty pink I want."
Jennifer Borek
"Pink Pansy is a lighter version of juicy pinks [Cranberry, Rubino etc]. As with most glass in this colour range, I always make sure my flame leans more towards the oxidizing side of neutral to avoid any livering. I found that I had to gently strike it to get the colour; which is not unusual for this type of glass. On this bead, there were three wraps and it came out a beautiful rose shade which I'm really pleased with. A pretty glass and I like that it's a softer shade than other juicy pinks available."
Trudi Doherty
"Pink Pansy is a beautiful magenta, lighter than Lingonberry and has a bit more butterscotch shimmer to it. Here is a pic with Lingonberry [darker beads] next to Pink Pansy [lighter beads]."
Anna Miller
"A beautiful cranberry pink but sadly it burns out fairly quickly. I tried many different ways to work with it. I encased it, over clear, over white and on its own and it still goes brown. It was difficult to capture this in pictures. Will definitely be investing in Lingonberry but not Pink Pansy."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Beautiful in rod form but surprisingly different in bead form. The pink tuned livery when worked and stayed that way. It is more reminiscent of tomato with a hint of mustard. Rod preheated and took a while for the colour to strike. The more this glass was worked the more the pink changed to the livery hue."
Juliette Mullett
"Pink Pansy is a very rich rose when used as a thick layer. It is a lovely shade. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the surface of the bead. I did not incur any livering when I reduced the silver glass. In certain lighting there is a butterscotch or gold tone that appears near the stringer on the pictured bead which I assume came from the reducing which in my opinion is reminiscent of gold fumed beads."
Terri Herron
"Pink Pansy is a happy transparent pink in the cranberry family. It has the slightly warm cast to it that some call livery, and others call butterscotch. I'd rather have butterscotch over liver any day unless we are talking internal organs, in which case, I will stick with my liver. Lol. As you can see from the pics, the color and angle of the light make a big difference in how it looks." See more pics at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This photo is lit from behind. There is a butterscotchy sheen on the surface of the beads. I laid a very fat clear stringer on the larger beads and didn’t see any significant difference."
Gloria Sevey
"Pink Pansy is more pink than Cranberry Pink. Lingonberry is just dark. Both Pink Pansy and Lingonberry seem to yellow in certain lightings, with Pink Pansy doing it more readily. I think Pink Pansy is a really beautiful, unique color and I would include it in my palette."
Gloria Sevey
"Pink Pansy worked nicely but seemed more like a cored cane of two different colors together. The butterscotch is definitely part of the cane and not a surface reduction. I struck it several times and couldn't get the butterscotch color to strike out. It's a nice color and the glass worked well. It didn't boil or spit."
Joy Munshower