It's been awhile since I have done some glass testing! This time I am testing out Creation is Messy's new opaque called Zachary. The glass is named after the owner Kathy Seamands' brand new baby boy! Congratulations, Kathy. :)
Of course, given its name, Zachary is a lovely baby blue. It's a dense light opaque glass that is a couple shades lighter than Effetre Periwinkle.
Zachary reminds me a lot of CiM Dirty Martini - not because of the color, but because of the density of the glass and the consistency. I really love that CiM's opaques have the ability to keep their color even when they are very light.
Because of this, Zachary makes a nice base for layering, and also stands well on its own. It's not too stiff, but not too soupy and has no bleeding/spreading effect that I could see. It also doesn't tend to seperate and streak like Periwinkle can sometimes do.
Zachary of course makes a great base under all the transparent blues in the 104 COE line - I have used it with Medium Blue and Intense Blue in striping and it works great. In the beads pictured, I experimented with layering colors I normally wouldn't put with blue.
In this first set, I layered it with Effetre Light Steel Grey and touches of clear. The effect is a rainy, icy tone which I really love.
The second set features Zachary layered with Effetre Dark Lavender. This pulls out the blue in the lavender - still icy but a little more cheerful.
Both transparent colors reacted well with Zachary, meaning the opaque light blue is a really stable color and encases well.
I don't normally get excited over blues, but this color kind of fits my mood lately and is pretty much a home run in terms of workability. Yey!