Messy Color™ Lumen Ltd Run

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Lumen Ltd Run (511840)<br />An ethereal white moonstone.

An ethereal white moonstone.

"I encased this bead in Effetre superclear 006. Sometimes I get a yellowing if the clear goes on a bit too hot with the white opals. To be honest, though, I think it adds to its delight." – Juliette Mullett

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Lumen is on top, Gossamer on bottom.
Jolene Wolfe
A comparison of Lumen and Gossamer.
Janet Evans
"The Solar Storm core of this pendant creates a tangle of orange diffused by an encasement of Lumen. Lumen is a slighter denser version of Cirrus. It tends to collect particles from tooling, whether by graphite paddle, brass blade or stainless rod. Pre-heating the tools didn't help much. Lumen defends against these insults by forming patches of scum. Some patches were tweezed out and others gently heated back into the glass which left a look of skin pores, perfect for this piece. Generally speaking, Lumen is a gorgeous translucent glass best manipulated with freshly cleaned tools, or touched only by the flame."
Laurie Nessel
"You can really see the red fire within Lumen . . . I loves it, my precious! I didn’t do anything special to get it, no special striking, extra working, or anything. It’s just there, glowing away!"
Jenefer Ham
Left to right: London Fog, Lumen. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Lumen is an ethereal cloudy white similar to Cirrus. It was a bit soft to sculpt with but worth the effort. I just love the effect."
Lori Peterson
"I adore CiM's opal colours, but there really is something special about the white ones. They really have an ethereal quality to them and even used on their own they look spectacular the way the light diffuses through them. Of the two, Lumen appears to be more translucent and a touch brighter, while Gossamer leans closer to a whiter shade. I adored London Fog and I really loved to use it to encase with in place of clear as it gave a softer effect. I'm going to look forward to playing more with these two colours to see what happens. Creativity is like opening a door to a magical pathway!"
Trudi Doherty
"These little fish beads are made with white opal colours. There are two shades with different hues and levels of opacity. The set with Fremen [light turquoise] fish is made with Gossamer. The pair with Oobleck [bright lime] fish are made with Lumen. Gossamer is much more translucent than Lumen and seems to me to have a pretty ice-like quality to it." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Lumen is a new misty opal white. This bead set was created using Lumen as the base glass. Layered dots of CiM Prussian Blue, a deep opaque blue laden with silver, and rare Double Helix Olympia Rain. Clear portal dots of Double Helix Zephyr were added to capture the stormed reaction of the silver glass. Each portal turned a pretty green as a result of the reaction between the two silver laden glasses." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Lumen is a fabulous white moonstone color, I love how it keeps its translucency very consistently. It was not prone to scumming, popping or cracking. Easy to work with. [I work on a Hot Head.]"
Alexis Berger
"I encased this bead in Effetre superclear 006. Sometimes I get a yellowing if the clear goes on a bit too hot with the white opals. To be honest, though, I think it adds to its delight."
Juliette Mullett
"Lumen and Gossamer are beautiful. They fall in between Swan/London Fog and Cirrus. Really find it hard to tell between the two. Very nice to work with."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Lumen is a lovely glass that when used as encasing will soften the colors. Lumen is more translucent than Gossamer. I needed to preheat it to avoid shockiness. No issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the surface of the bead."
Terri Herron
"Lumen is a stunning opal-moonstone colour. Subtle yet elegant with a misty veil illuminating throughout that dances in the light. I preheated this rod as similar colours like this I found very shocky, so I would recommend preheating. Works well with silver glass and once preheated it melts like a dream. I love everything about this colour as you can make it as subtle as you want and jazz it up with other glass."
Juliette Mullett