Messy Color™ Crimson Ltd Run

511103 - Sold Out

Crimson Ltd Run (511103)<br />A dense transparent striking crimson that color shifts between red and brown depending on the lighting.

A dense transparent striking crimson that color shifts between red and brown depending on the lighting.




"I started with the same difficulty with Crimson as I did with Ruby Slippers. Again, I don't know if it was me or the glass. Other testers did say it took a while [to strike] too." Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Messy Clear with Crimson and Indigo swirls
Chris Haussler

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Crimson is in response to customer requests for a lighter version of Bordello.
"Crimson is a transparent red that strikes to a rich, deep red [like Bordello but a bit clearer]. If fully struck, there is no trace of orange." – Gloria Sevey
  • Most testers could not tell Crimson & Ruby Slippers apart even though the formulae and batches are different.
"Crimson & Ruby Slippers are both keepers even though I can’t tell much difference. I don’t think there’s anything on the market like them…very gorgeous!" – Gloria Sevey
  • Most testers report that Crimson shifts in color depending on the type of lighting.
"My Crimson beads don’t color shift to brown." – Gloria Sevey
  • How should I go about striking Crimson?
"I did not have trouble striking this colour, but striking it took a while." – Melanie Graham
"I got Crimson to strike for me by heating a gather to mostly clear and then pulling a fat stringer. After applying the stringer, it was a fairly simple matter to get the color to strike, i.e. let it cool quite a bit, then warm it gently to a slight glow, repeat as needed. When I tried to keep the rod cool, it did not strike correctly. Or more accurately, it did not strike. It stayed true to the original rod color all the way, including the weird haze that is on the outside of the rod. I needed to heat Crimson enough to make the outside of the rod go clear. The haze on the outside of the rod did not go away unless I did." – Chris Haussler
"I would personally not want to take so much time trying to strike Crimson when Sangre and Bordello turn in a snap." – Genea Crivello-Knable

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"Ruby Slippers and Crimson are striking reds: I didn’t strike either of them properly. I didn’t really try, to be fair – I’m used to the reds striking well enough in the working process. Crimson went cloudy and brown [probably browner than it appears here, oddly enough]." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"I started with the same difficulty with Crimson as I did with Ruby Slippers. Again, I don't know if it was me or the glass. Other testers did say it took a while [to strike] too." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I cannot tell the difference between Crimson & Ruby Slippers at all. They are both a really rich, deep 'blood' red transparent. I had absolutely no difficulty striking them or getting them to strike evenly as you can see. I love the color...it's a beautiful, deep transparent red...a very true red."
Dana Graham