Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rising Star: CiM 476 Olive

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!


  1. Gorgeous new color and your beads show it off so well.

  2. Goodness, I just found your blog and your beads are beautiful! The flowers look like they are going to sprout right off the bead in the pink ones! Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your talent.

  3. Thanks so much for the sweet words you guys! :)

  4. Isn't it great? I love it too.