Messy Color™ Ruby Slippers Ltd Run

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Ruby Slippers Ltd Run (511104)<br />A dense transparent striking garnet that color shifts between red and brown depending on the lighting.

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




"I know Ruby Slippers is supposed to be lighter than the original Bordello, but when I used it for a bead it was so dark it almost looked black. In the photograph you can see that the bead on the right is much lighter as this bead was made with a base of clear and the final encasing layer was the red. Even used this way I thought the color was almost too dark." – Gail Witt

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Messy Ruby Slippers
Jolene Wolfe

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Ruby Slippers is in response to customer requests for a lighter version of Bordello.
"Ruby Slippers 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 Ruby Slippers shifts in color depending on the type of lighting.
"My Ruby Slippers beads don’t color shift to brown." – Gloria Sevey
  • How should I go about striking Ruby Slippers?
"I had no problem striking Ruby Slippers. Here is how I do it:  1. heat to almost clear; and shape to final shape 2. cool to no longer glowing [I actually put it under my workstation to ensure that the glow is gone] 3. reintroduce at the top of the flame until haze appears and bead is glowing orange 4. pop into the kiln." – Darlene Collette
"I got Ruby Slippers 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." – Chris Haussler
"I would personally not want to take so much time trying to strike Ruby Slippers when Sangre and Bordello turn in a snap." – Genea Crivello-Knable
  • Special thanks to Darlene Collette for providing the photo in this section.

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"Ruby Slippers strikes very easily and has a lovely strong reaction with the fine silver foil." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"This transparent struck easily for me with two strikes. However, it is really easy to overstrike and gets livery cloudy brown." Read more in Kim Affleck's guest blog on Color Addiction.
Kimberly Affleck
"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. Ruby Slippers came out faint and streaky, almost entirely unstruck." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Generally - I have no problems with the transparent reds. But not these two. I had the same problem with both Ruby Slippers and Crimson. I don't know if it was me or the glass. I did try both of them on the same day - for what ever that is worth." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Ruby Slippers sprinkled with Double Helix's Ehko silver glass frit. Each bead was then reduced to bring out the beautiful gold and blue metallic iridescent bling."
Darlene Collette
"Base of Ruby Slippers with Ehko silver frit, which turned a beautiful blue when reduced." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"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
"I know Ruby Slippers is supposed to be lighter than the original Bordello, but when I used it for a bead it was so dark it almost looked black. In the photograph you can see that the bead on the right is much lighter as this bead was made with a base of clear and the final encasing layer was the red. Even used this way I thought the color was almost too dark."
Gail Witt