Man, time flies when you've got zillions of new glass colors to test!
Originally, I had planned on testing and reporting on a gorgeous new CiM color called Cardamom several months ago. I obtained some of this pretty green at last year's Gathering, along with a bunch of other colors that still haven't made it to my torch. However, when I tried to work with Cardamom, I found that it was so incredibly stiff that I just couldn't make it work with the kind of beads that I make. Smaller work with a lot of layering and encasing really does need glass that moves. At least in my experience.
Soooo, I traded my precious pound of Cardamom to Kimberly, for some DH clear and moved on. I was sad - Cardamom really is such a pretty light green that would be great for springtime beads.
This dense, opaque color is called Sprout, and is almost ghostly in appearance, without the grey tones of Dirty Martini or the yellow tones of Key Lime Pie. It's slightly lighter in shade than Cardamom.....and much less stiff! I would call this color a true mint green.
Effetre Pale Emerald or CiM Appletini.
In the sets below, I used Effetre Light Emerald for layering, and the result was a pretty, sparkly light green that reminds me of the tropics. There wasn't any striation or any bleeding/feathering. The color stayed put where I wanted it for all layering.
Beyond that, though, Sprout is a lovely color perfect for spring and summer beadmaking!
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