Messy Color™ Olive

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Olive (511476)<br />An opaque olive green.

An opaque olive green.

Melanie uses Olive frit in her blend "Days Gone By." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends. – Melanie Graham

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Messy Thai Orchid, Olive, & effetre butter yellow
Whitney Lassini
Messy Olive & Desert Pink and Effetre's rubino oro & pale rose transparent glass
Darlene Collette
Messy Olive
Heather Sellers
Messy Olive
Robert Jennik
CiM Olive
Natalya Bidyukova
Messy Olive with blinged Raku
Gloria Sevey

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Olive is an opaque olive yellowish green.
"I'm beyond happy to have a more 'natural' green in the palette! This [Olive] is very very close to Commando, this is a tad more green." – Elasia
  • Olive is unique to the 104 lampworking color palette.
"Super replacement for the once treasured Effetre grainy olive odd lot from 2006. Very close cousin to Commando until used.  Users = Keep your rods well labeled." – Starleen Colon
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable and Elasia for providing the photos in this section.

Lori Bergmann made acorns with Olive.
Darlene Collette made dotted beads with Olive and Effetre dark chocolate.  
Darlene Collette used Olive as a base for DH Aurae.    
See DragonJools' frog with Olive & Commando.  
DragonJools made a pumpkin with Pumpkin & Olive.
Laura Sparling made beads with Olive and silvered ivory.  
Pat Frantz made a bead with Olive and OX-375.  
Check out Darlene Collete's beads made with Olive & Leaky Pen.  
Darlene Collette made classic navy blue and green beads with Lapis & Olive.  
See Kandice Seeber’s bead set made with Olive that reminds her of her mom.  
Darlene Collette combined Olive, Eggplant, and Dirty Martini for a glorious effect.
Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

Melanie uses Olive frit in her blend "Days Gone By." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends.
Melanie Graham
Take a look at Kristina Floyd’s tutorial for a free-form Woodland Eye focal bead using Olive in the August 2012 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Kristina Floyd
Olives made with Messy Olive & Pimento.
Genea Crivello
"Olive with Z8155 opaque white frit. I chose Olive as my base glass as I wanted something that was not going to react at all strongly with the fine silver foil and still show contrast with the frit should that react. The burnished foil has broken up in the flame to leave little shimmering silver droplets all over the surface of these beads which looks very pretty." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
Acorn made with Olive. Check out Lori's acorn tutorial.
Lori Bergmann
"Olive with 99% Fine Silver Wire." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"This bead is made with non-veiled rubino oro and Olive." See more at Chris's blog.
Chris Sanderson
"Used in a thin layer over Peace, it lightens in colour significantly. Because it is a little less saturated than some of the other greens, it gives an interesting effect when used as the core of vine twisties and canes, lending a bit of an inner glow. Cane made by using a thin layer of Olive over a thick base of Clear gives an interestingly semi-opaque result." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"On a base of CiM's Olive, these 14 lentil beads were generously sprinkled with handmixed Pendragonfyre frit." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Silvered Olive. Read more at Lori's blog.
Lori Bergmann
"I thought it was especially appropriate to highlight three of the Pantone Fall 2010 Color Trends forecast colors that are perfect for this time of year: Endive, Lipstick Red, and Woodbine. I looked through my glass stash and after a little experimentation, decided on these colors that I thought matched the Pantone recommendations the best. This is Vetrofond Pale Pesto stringer work over a Messy Olive base." Read more at Lori's blog.
Lori Bergmann
"Olive with a wrap of Psyche. Nice water slick effect and the Psyche slightly fumed the Olive."
Leslie Anne Bitgood
Camouflage bead made with Messy Olive, Hades, Khaki, and Tamarind Ltd Run.
Karla Lester-Repperger
“On a base of CiM Olive, handmade Pendragonfyre Raku shards were carefully placed and gently reduced to bring out the shades of browns, purples, creams & light metallic sheens to contrast with the autumn hues of the base glass.” Read more at Darlene’s blog.
Darlene Collette
"This triple row of dots is the same ivory on the Olive - and there appears to be much less of a reactive line [than ivory on Commando]." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I made a bead in every green shade of CiM I own, and also in similar Effetre shades." See more comparison beads including etched versions at Lush Blogs.
Julie Fountain
"Olive with a SIS stringer – heavy on the silver and Raku dots. I like the Olive color. It does, however tend to leave a darker line where each of the wraps were laid down."
Leslie Anne Bitgood
"CiM Olive is a gorgeous opaque shade which has a nice, medium density and a lovely saturation. There aren't any colors I can think of in other glass lines that compare to this color - it's got less yellow in it than the Lauscha version of Olive, and slightly more than ASK's old Mediterranean Olive." Read more at Kandice's color blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Olive and Commando are two greens that have been missing from the lampworking palette and in my opinion are great additions. There have never been greens like these produced in Italy that have been available to beadmakers." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz