Messy Color™ Marmalade Ltd Run

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Marmalade Ltd Run (511227)<br />A transparent orange.

A transparent 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. I have to say, I have been after an orange that I can make bubble beads with. As oranges need a lot of striking, getting that to work consistently with bubble beads isn't easy ... too much heat and the bubbles rise to the surface and burst, and you have to seal the hole and start again. But check these bad boys out: an even strike and a clear view of the bubbles!!" – Trudi Doherty

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CiM Marmalade
Dwyn Tomlinson
CiM Marmalade
Hillary Lawson
CiM Marmalade
Hillary Lawson
CiM Marmalade
Laura Sparling

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"Marmalade is a transparent rich deep orange. It's pretty much the same hue as Kniphofia. It has a lovely working consistency and it’s not at all shocky or bubbly. It does require striking but it’s an easy one to strike. Like the Kniphofia, I just used it as I would any other transparent and by the time I was done making a bead the colour was even and rich all over. Do note that I work quite slowly, though, and I swear that’s the key to a good strike. Cooler, slower working conditions where you repeatedly remove the bead from the flame and then reintroduce it [which is what naturally occurs when you make an encased bead with surface decoration] allow the colour of a striking glass to develop without much effort. Marmalade is a glorious orange and I like it a lot!" Read more at Laura Sparling's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Marmalade is another glass that is very easy to strike and not shocky. Marmalade is a bit darker than Kniphofia and the old Clockwork. It is more of an amber red orange."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Marmalade appears a little more reddish orange to me than a true orange. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the same bead! I did not try to strike it since I was already putting the bead under stress with dichroic and the silver glass reduction."
Terri Herron
"Kniphofia 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
"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. I have to say, I have been after an orange that I can make bubble beads with. As oranges need a lot of striking, getting that to work consistently with bubble beads isn't easy ... too much heat and the bubbles rise to the surface and burst, and you have to seal the hole and start again. But check these bad boys out: an even strike and a clear view of the bubbles!!"
Trudi Doherty
"Marmalade [left] and Kniphofia [right]. 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