Messy Color™ Glycerin Milky Ltd Run

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Glycerin Milky Ltd Run (511843)<br />An off-white milky opal.

An off-white milky opal.

"Glycerin is another really nice translucent glass color that is a little warmer in tone than Cirrus. It melted nicely and the rods weren't shocky. I really liked it." – Joy Munshower

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CiM Glycerin with Val Cox Starry Night frit and 99% fine silver wire
Darlene Collette
CiM Glycerin
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Pond Slime Misty & Glycerin
Bianca Gruber
CiM Glycerin
Carol Ann Savage
CiM Glycerin
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Glycerin with Val Cox Montmarte frit and 99% fine silver wire
Darlene Collette

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  • Glycerin was engineered in response to requests for an ivory/cream milky opal.

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"Glycerin - this ghostly color really takes on the color of the light around it, showing a blue or yellow cast depending on the light source. It was the most amazing shade of gold when it was hot."
Dwyn Tomlinson
"A smooth translucent white with a tint of grey. Melting is so easy with no bubbling. Has an opalescent look to it. A truly nice neutral colour."
Jean Daniels
“In this mini-set of beads, I used Val Cox Montmartre frit on a base of Glycerin. This frit pairs generous chunks of Purple Rose with a blend of golden transparents to create beads that appear to be illuminated from within. Worked in a neutral flame, these beads were easy to complete with a sprinkling of frit and a wrap of 99% fine silver wire. The spacer beads are pure Glycerin to note that the change in the color came from the orange and gold transparent rather than a reaction to the silver wire.” See more at Darlene’s blog.
Darlene Collette
"Glycerin Milky is an off-white milky opal that bead testers describe as a moonstone. It is a clean white in my opinion and it melted smoothly with no issues. I love to pair a neutral hue with a dark blue and silver, so I thought it would be perfect to use a glass frit by Val Cox called Starry Night and some 99% fine silver wire. After a sprinkling and a melting in, I wrapped each round bead with fine silver wire to complete the bead. Note the centre bead made of Glycerin with a wrap of silver wire is clean with no fuming from the fine silver. There was no reaction between Glycerin and the silver and the brightness of the white remained true." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Glycerin is a wonderful translucent white that reminds me of clouds. It is luminous and a dream to sculpt. It would make a great encasing glass, too, to use with brightly colored core colors."
Lori Peterson
Watch Maria's YouTube demo of a bead made with Glycerin.
Maria Schoenenberger
"Glycerin is an lovely milky glass. Very nice indeed and soft to melt, an absolute dream! It changes colour in the flame to a soft yellow colour but regains its moonlike quality as it cools. Holding my sample bead up to the window, it's a lovely cool milky colour, but laid on a piece of paper it takes on a slightly creamier translucent hue."
Bianca Gruber
Left to right: Diaphanous Misty, Diaphanous Milky, Glycerin, London Fog, Dirty Laundry, Marshmallow, and Cirrus.
Bianca Gruber
A comparison of Cotton, Glycerin, Diaphanous Misty, & Diaphanous Milky.
Olga Ivashina
“I made a sculptural bird bead with Glycerin. Nice ‘moonstone’ white and easy to work with. I began with a clear ‘core’ body and then encased in Glycerin. This gives an opportunity to see encasement with the color. The head, wings and tail were added straight from the rod. I used Reichenbach Deep Black for the base of the beak followed by Effetre Pastel Yellow. The eyes were also Reichenbach Deep Black.”
Kim Fields
"The Glycerin hearts are the pair at the top that look the most opaque [let the least light pass through]. Moving around in a clockwise direction, the next two hearts are Diaphanous Milky and the last two hearts are Diaphanous Misty [white dots]. Aside from looking obviously more opaque, Glycerin has a much cooler icy looking tone. Diaphanous looks positively toasty in comparison!" See more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Glycerin is another really nice translucent glass color that is a little warmer in tone than Cirrus. It melted nicely and the rods weren't shocky. I really liked it."
Joy Munshower