Messy Color™ Poison Apple

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Poison Apple (511487)<br />A bright milky opal green that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Wheatgrass.

A bright milky opal green that stays translucent after annealing- same hue as Wheatgrass.

"These poison apples are made with Poison Apple translucent opal glass. They stayed translucent after annealing - huzzah! Gorgeous color and it just glows." – Lori Peterson

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Gloria Sevey
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Heather Sellers
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Pati Walton
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Laura Sparling
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Marcy Lamberson

CiM Tester Feedback

  • In 2018, in response to customer requests, we reengineered Poison Apple to stay translucent after annealing.
The eye candy photos above are all made with the new Poison Apple. In the feedback section below, all of the entries above Laura Sparling's hearts were made with the reengineered Poison Apple. Heather Sellers' cactus and below refer to the original formulation of Poison Apple.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photos in this section.

See how Darlene Collette used Poison Apple with 99% fine silver.
Darlene Collette combined Poison Apple, Peacock Green, and rubino oro.
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.

"The new Poison Apple is fantastic! It really looks like nephrite Jade! It’s really a color I’ve been hoping for for a while. Here is a side-by-side comparison of old [top] and new [bottom] Poison Apple."
Alexis Berger
"Poison Apple [right] has been re-formulated to stay translucent, and Wheatgrass [left] is the companion to match as misty opal version. Looks like Poison Apple definitely stayed translucent, but Wheatgrass came out pretty transparent for me. But the colour match is good." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"These poison apples are made with Poison Apple translucent opal glass. They stayed translucent after annealing - huzzah! Gorgeous color and it just glows."
Lori Peterson
"This focal bead was my test of the new formulation of Poison Apple that is new for 2020. In the past, this glass would lose its translucency if it was worked too long. I paired this with Double Helix silver Melia and Notos and added shards of Aether. After several shapings and reheatings, the bead stayed translucent. Very pleased to report that!" Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Reformulated Poison Apple with Apple Pie stringer. I absolutely love the new Poison Apple. It behaves beautifully and it handles heating and cooling very well. Old Poison Apple would get lighter and more opaque the longer you worked it. New Poison Apple stays translucent- that beautiful shade of green- no matter what you do to it. I really love this color!"
Caroline Davis
"An old favourite has been given a make over to make it stay translucent! This melted beautifully with no pre-heating required. In the rod they are similar, but the original Poison Apple is more opaque, and the difference becomes more apparent the more you work it. In the smaller beads [12mm] they are very similar, but work the original one to 14mm and add some facets and this becomes a milky opaque with striations. The new Poison Apple layers over Foam and stays translucent allowing the white to gently shine through."
Trudi Doherty
"Clear core, Stone Ground case. Torso is the 'New' Poison Apple. Beautiful, vibrant color. Great workability."
Laurie Nessel
"I'm finding working in Florida in the summer has a significant effect on my beads and inducing a more reductive environment. When I first worked Poison Apple earlier in April/May, I got the translucent green effect. When I worked the beads later in May when it was more humid, the beads took on the milky effect. The color is very very close to Nile [bottom strand], but Nile is opaque whereas Poison Apple maintains a bit of translucency with the milky effect. Pressing and shaping the beads also contributes to the milky effect. Because my beads are organic, I embrace the variety of effects I get. If you have more control over your environment [i.e. don't have to torch in the hot, humid summer], you should be able to get the effects by working in the propane rich reducing flame."
Jennifer Borek
A comparison of CiM greens. In 2019, we re-engineered Poison Apple to stay translucent even after annealing. Laura's photo here shows the re-engineered Poison Apple.
Laura Sparling
Poison Apple does lighten in color if it is worked at molten temperatures then dropped into a cool beadroller. Usually light flame polishing brings back the darker green.
Heather Sellers
Diane Woodall’s tutorial for making “wiggle giggle” caterpillars using Poison Apple in the March 2014 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Diane Woodall
Helen Vanek wrote a lentil ladybird tutorial in support of Beads of Courage [using Poison Apple].
Helen Vanek
Check out Claudia's sheep tutorial on a Poison Apple base in her book Glass Bead Trip.
Claudia Trimbur-Pagel
"I love Poison Apple – it’s an opalino so you get a lovely depth to the colour, but is also opaque enough to keep its brightness." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"This glittering set was created with a base of Poison Apple on which Double Helix Aurae Light was streamed with handmade threadlike stringers. Each bead was then reduced to bring out the glorious metallic bling!" Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Poison Apple with Effetre ivory.
Yulia Trubitsyna
"Poison Apple doesn't have a lot of spectacular reactions, but just the fact that it is one of those colours that basically gets along with everyone else in the colour sandbox makes it a really valuable tool. Most greens either react like a turquoise and have a dark line reaction with Ivory, or behave like Ivory and turn black when used with silver. It is always exciting to find a colour that doesn't do either of these things; especially one that is green or turquoise." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
“The darker beads have CiM Poison Apple layered over the Moretti 026 Transparent Blue Green, and the lighter ones are just pure CiM Poison Apple. The darkest are plain Moretti 026 Transparent Blue Green. They all have Double Helix Gaia stringer squiggled on top.” Read more at Two Glassy Ladies’ blog.
Amy Hall
“These beads were made with Electric Avenue & Poison Apple, two Messy Colors I have not seen anything comparable in the Moretti/Effetre line [or anywhere else for that matter].” Read more at Two Glassy Ladies’ blog.
Amy Hall
"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
"I really love that this color is so vivid it's almost neon. Even after annealing, the color is bright and almost animated. The shade of green reminds me a little bit of Effetre Nile Green, but with more saturation and slightly more yellowish. It's not as yellow as Pea Green. When compared to Elphaba, Poison Apple is slightly darker and has more blue. So it sits between those colors and has more saturation than all of them." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"I love the translucent glasses - so I'm disappointed that this loses it's transparency after annealing. It seems to stay a little darker and a little "juicier" in colour when encased. Overall - a really nice, bright green." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson