Messy Color™ Great Bluedini

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Great Bluedini (511590)<br />An intense transparent teal.

An intense transparent teal.

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"On the left - over white. The two on the right - self-coloured. Fairly dark  that way." Read more about Great Bluedini at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Great Bluedini, Maple, Effetre white and teal, dichro & goldstone
Bonnie Polinski
Messy Great Bluedini
Melanie Graham
Messy Great Bluedini with Effetre dark aqua, green tea, and light teal
Messy Great Bluedini
Genea Crivello
Great Bluedini with Effetre Dark Turquoise 236, CiM Clear, Effetre White 204 and Effetre transparent Dark Violet 039
Laura Sparling
CiM Great Bluedini
Pauline Chevalier

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Great Bluedini is unique to the 104 glass color palette.
"The Unique Great Bluedini -1 is a more bluey teal, Great Bluedini is darker teal and the Unique Great Bluedini -2 is more green than Great Bluedini original. There is a total difference between Leaky Pen and the Unique Great Bluedini -1." – Genea Crivello
"The name is a little misleading though, I would expect more blue than teal from a glass named Bluedini!" – Claire Morris
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable, Pat O'Brien, & Gail Witt for the photos in this section.

Darlene Collette used Great Bluedini with Effetre dark ivory & aquamarine, Pulsar, & Triton.
Patricia Frantz made Pulsar & Great Bluedini flowers.
Genea Crivello-Knable made a button with Great Bluedini.
Patricia Frantz used Zachary and Great Bluedini together.
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 Great Bluedini frit in her blend "Crocodile Tears." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends.
Melanie Graham
"Great Bluedini and Double Helix Gaia frit [partially melted in]." See more at Amy's blog.
Amy Hall
Ivory and Great Bluedini.
Chris Haussler
"My second colourway this month is based around the idea of gem toned glass, transparent secondary colours, including Effetre Light Topaz 012, Transparent Dark Purple 044, CiM Great Bluedini and Vetrofond Transparent Light Brown 084."  Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The glass I have used in this collection are CiM Great Bluedini, CiM Mermaid and Effetre Opalino Grass Green. I absolutely love using Great Bluedini in twistie making and for murrini, it's such a saturated colour. Many other aqua transparents look weak and insipid when diluted and pulled out into thin cane." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"I think that Great Bluedini is such a beautiful saturated colour that it lends itself to twistie making beautifully, coming out a delicate aqua tone when heavily diluted with white and pale blues." Read more on Craft Pimp.
Jolene Wolfe
"I found Great Bluedini VERY VERY intense, stiff and saturated - and in fact when making a small spacer bead from it I could barely see any colour from it at all. I made 2 beads from it, the smaller one is just Great Bluedini core with silver foil and encased in clear, the larger one is the same but the core is Great Bluedini over clear. There is barely any difference in colour saturation between the 2! This colour really holds its own and stays strong."
Claire Morris
Great Bluedini with Double Helix KA356 test glass.
Carol Oliver
"The solid Bluedini is slightly more blue than the Teal, which looks a little greener. Over clear - they both look the same. Over white, the Bluedini seems a little darker and richer although it is possible I got a thicker layer on. Overall - I'd say - pretty similar! Either one is a fabulous colour." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"On the left - over white. The two on the right - self-coloured. Fairly dark  that way." Read more about Great Bluedini at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"The encased layer is pretty thin, but the teal is so saturated you don't need much to have such a rich shade." Read more at Melissa's blog.
Melissa Villadiego
"I would compare this color to Effetre's Dark Teal, which is a premium color in that line. Great Bluedini is only just a teeny tiny bit bluer than Dark Teal - a difference so slight that it's hard to tell unless you're holding a rod of each side-by-side. The two colors are almost identical in hue and shade. I think the only difficulty I had with this color is when I photographed it. My camera tended to wash out some of the color. It's really very vibrant." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"The Great Bluedini kind of looks like a transparent version of Mermaid and could be described as a rich dense blue-green. To see how Great Bluedini worked as a core color, I made a dichroic covered heart pendant with a core of Great Bluedini and I really like how it came out." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
"I am also really excited about how Great Bluedini behaves with silver glass. I am terrible at striking Khaos frit, but over Great Bluedini, even I can strike Khaos frit without difficulty. [Bead #5]  Triton just LOVES it, and when applied as stringer and lightly reduced, it's super-shiny and has a lighter, mirrored edging around it that is incredible. Reducing the Triton on the Great Bluedini also fumed the surface of the bead to a mottled, blue-purple iridescence in places. Wow. [Bead #6]" Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham