Messy Color™ Azure

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Azure (511500)<br />A transparent blue.

A transparent blue.

"On a base of Azure, a rich transparent blue, Double Helix Triton silver infused glass frit decorates each round bead." Read more at Darlene's blog. – Darlene Collette

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Messy Azure with silver foil
Patricia Frantz
Messy Azure with dichro
Sue Stewart
Messy Azure, etched
Celia Friedman
Azure & Rainforest with twisted filigrana
Patricia Frantz
Messy Azure & Gunmetal
Joy Munshower
Messy Azure
Melanie Graham

CiM Tester Feedback

  • How does Azure differ from Pulsar?
"What a gorgeous color! It's a cross between Pulsar and Effetre and Vetrofond intense blue odds. There is a definite difference between Pulsar and Azure. Azure is definitely a more saturated 'dark Pulsar' looking color." – Genea Crivello
  • Some testers reported problems with Azure pitting.
"Recently I had an issue with Pulsar & Azure pitting and bubbling when too much heat was applied. The problem was, 'too much heat' was the normal range for those colors, and the bubbling got worse and worse until I could not work the glass at all. This was not happening to any color glass but blue, though it did eventually start affecting lighter shades, and blues from other brands of glass.
There wasn’t any visible impurity in or on the glass, and when I tried some at a friend’s house it worked fine. So we guessed it must be something about my torch setup. [Hothead with 7 lb. gas tank] The equipment was relatively new, and there was nothing about the flame to suggest contamination, but when I switched out the hose the problem started going away. After a few hours of work, whatever contamination had been coming from my hose had flushed out of the torch head, and the glass behaved normally again.
The hose was relatively new and there was no visible sign of degradation, so I don’t know exactly what the issue was, but apparently these two colors are more sensitive to hose problems than other colors. Anyone having a serious problem with them pitting should consider checking into that." – Celia Friedman
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable for providing the photo in this section.

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 bottom row contains the test beads of each of the nine glasses, the bottom bead of that glass alone, in the middle covered with clear and top on white. The beads on the other mandrel are my typical test beads that I do when I want to know how colorful some translucent glass is as a thin layer. Even though I tried to capture the colors as truthfully as possible, the shades are a little different than what they are in reality. At least on my screen." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
"In the circle you can see maybe best of these lately tested glasses how the saturation is not necessarily same as darkness in a given rod. Azure is more saturated, even thought it is seemingly lightest one of the bunch. Cobalt blues are in a nice row from medium dark Jet Stream to very dark Effetre 059." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
Azure with rainbow A dichro.
Sue Stewart
Azure with TAG Lotus & Clio dots.
Sue Stewart
"This reaction is really cool. When you put Azure on top of Peace, the Peace floats up around it in a bright white halo. This is sort of similar to what happens with Opal Yellow, but with the Peace the reaction has more contrast, and the Azure, with its white outline, seems to float on top of the Peace base. On top of Azure, Peace exhibits the same outlining as I mentioned for Copper Green and Opal Yellow, almost as dramatically in its own way as the Copper Green on Azure. The Peace looks faintly translucent and blueish around the edges, with a more solid line/dot in the middle of the stringer lines/dots." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"On a base of Azure, a rich transparent blue, Double Helix Triton silver infused glass frit decorates each round bead." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Azure - deeply encased." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This is Azure on Ivory. Note the fairly strong reaction with the ivory, and the shift to green. There is also some subtle streakiness that shows against the ivory in the dots." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Azure is a super intense transparent aqua that is a very rich, saturated hue. In rod form, it's very close to CiM Pulsar, so I recommend labeling which is which if you have both colors. Holding it up to the light, I could not tell the Azure and Pulsar apart. However, once melted it was easy to tell which was Azure. Azure also doesn't react to silver foil or wire. Score!" Read more at Melissa's blog.
Melissa Villadiego
"Azure is a super-saturated deep aqua shade that is darker and bluer than Effetre's Dark Aqua. Its saturation reminds me of Effetre Intense Blue. I have to tell you that images of this color might not do it justice. What sometimes happens with saturated glass is that it can appear washed out in photos - at least with my camera." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Azure is bluer than Pulsar. Just absolutely gorgeous and easy to work with. Held the silver colors so nicely." Azure pictured here with TAG's Dalai Lotus, Fire Lotus and Tibet.
Sue Stewart