I'm always excited when a glass maker announces new colors - but this time I am even more so. Creation is Messy has several new glass colors just in time for fall beadmaking! Their version of olive green comes in two shades - the lighter of which I am talking about in this post. The darker is called Commando, which I hope to cover later on.
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.
What I like best about this color is that it's a lot less reactive than most opaque greens in any line, and it also doesn't spread or bleed nearly as much. It encases really well and keeps its rich shade under a heavy layer of clear.
In these beads I paired the Olive with some Effetre Light Sky Blue. The clear is of course Precision Diamond. I love the crispness of these colors together.
Olive also goes very well with rose pink - shown here in these beads (on auction until tomorrow). A totally different mood comes out with this pairing.
More to come, soon!
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