Messy Color™ Gellys Sty

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Gellys Sty (511904)<br />A creamy, smooth and vibrant true opaque pink.

A creamy, smooth and vibrant true opaque pink.


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“Effetre rose opalino is similar, but it is a pain to work with and Gelly's Sty doesn't need to be struck. I think the best thing about it is that it plays so well with other colors…With DH Aurae, pictured here, it goes golden and highlights the gold dots of the Aurae. Nice.” Read more at Carol Tannahill’s blog. – Carol Tannahill

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Messy Gelly's Sty
Jolene Wolfe
Messy Gelly's Sty
Robin Poff
Gelly's Sty base with stripes of Crocus, Simply Berry, & Evil Queen; gold leaf, encased with clear, pink twistie, Gelly's Sty & Effetre rubino dots
Debra Byrne
Messy Gelly's Sty
Melissa Villadiego
Messy Gelly's Sty
Laura Sparling
Gelly's Sty, Crocus, Cranberry Pink & Blush with dichro
Lisa St. Martin

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Gelly’s Sty maintains its bright pink hue when used as the body of a piece, but loses its saturation when encased or used as a dot or in stringer work. Please examine the photos on this page carefully as we have chosen them to demonstrate this quality.
“I did an encased floral with white dots under the pink, which made it a very pale, soft pink. I used Moretti for the clear casement and had no problems with it. On that same bead, I used the Ginger as the base and the Celadon for the vines. All of the colors encased nicely. I also encased the pink with rubino and pulled it into stringers raised on the flip flop and melted in on the round bead. The last bead in the group shot shows dots of raked rubino on a base of the pink and encased in Moretti clear. As you can see, although I burnt the rubino a bit, the pink didn't burn or fade.” – Gelly Davis
“The saturation level is controllable- if you want a light pink, use a small stringer, want more color, you need to use more glass. It is something like a transparent glass in that regard.” – Tim Gottleber
“It tends to go purple when layered over other colors. I used it over Effetre Black and both times it went a little purple on me. That could be due to it being a tiny bit translucent.” – Dianna Trout
  • Gelly’s Sty occasionally devitrifies, but this can be controlled by working it extremely hot.
“I noticed devitrification while initially working with Gelly's Sty, but I am used to ignoring devit. With EDP I let it devit or even burn all it wants. When I am finished with the bead, I heat each area using high oxygen usually it's lips and toenails on Phants to chase out the devit. With your glass I found I did not have to chase it away. I would assume that those whom it concerns need to work your glass hotter, I work like the devil on a mission and it's never hot enough!” – Loco
“I didn’t have too much of a problem with devit. I don’t work my beads in a really hot flame, but didn’t have any issues.” – Gail Witt
“I experienced devitrification if not worked hot enough.” – Tina Lamasney
“I also experienced devit. But when I worked it really low in the flame, the devit went away.” – Stephanie Risberg
  • Gelly’s Sty is unique to the 104 glass color palette.
“A great pink! It fills a void in my palette. It is a wonderful color.” – Tim Gottleber
“It is a wonderful pink in a world of glass that does not have many good pinks. It presses well, makes great focals, combines well with other colors, and holds it color. On occasion it can even be a little streaky. . . This glass will become one of my staple colors. It gets lots of compliments from people that have seen the finished product. I can’t wait to work more with this glass.” – Jan Whitesel-Keeton
“The best pink there is!” – Tina Lamasney
  • Gelly’s Sty likes to be worked hot.
"I have noticed that this glass is more easily thermal shocked, so I add heat more often to account for that . . . work it with a neutral to oxidizing flame and keep it really hot. I put it in the kiln after a thorough heat through." – Kimberly Affleck
"Gelly’s Sty doesn't hold heat like all my other pinks do. It cools very quickly, so I had to give it extra heat the whole time I was working it. It is much stiffer than Moretti, I kept thinking it's 'chewier.' It doesn't get drippy, which works well for someone like me who does lots of sculpture work.” – Gelly Davis
  • Some Messy Color testers reported that Gelly’s Sty is stiff.
“The main problems I had were some devit when I added some colors on top of it and it is really stiff to work on my HH. I thought maybe someone with a hotter torch wouldn't have the stiffness trouble that I do, but if it's hard to pull good stringers, I bet it's due to the stiffness.” – Gelly Davis
“I really enjoyed working with it. It was stiff to work with, so it held sculptured shapes well.” – Stephanie Risberg
  • Gelly’s Sty has a translucent or luminous quality.
"This pink is a little too pinky for me. I did use if for some flowers, and it was pretty, although it never really looks totally opaque.” – Gail Witt
It really reminds me of chewed up Super Bubble bubble gum. It's not transluscent, but it does have a sheen or shimmer or something to it." – Gelly Davis
  • Gelly’s Sty etches easily.
“It etches just fine. It seems to lose some of its intensity when etched, it becomes a softer pink.” – Tim Gottleber
“Etches easily.” – Tina Lamasney
"Gelly’s Sty was sometimes streaky. But when I etched it, it lost the streaky look.” – Stephanie Risberg
  • Testers report that Gelly's Sty shifts in color depending on the type of lighting.
  • Special thanks to Gelly Davis, Laura Sparling, Vonna Maslanka, Claire Morris, Jan Whitesel-Keeton, Elasia, & Dwyn Tomlinson for providing the photos in this section.

Take a look at how Amy Houston made spacers with fine clear “sugar” frit on Gelly's Sty.   
See how Amy Houston made raised floral tile beads and dot beads with Gelly’s Sty.  
Amy Houston made a series of pink spacers with Gelly's Sty, Pink Champagne, and Blush.   
Carol Tannahill tested Gelly’s Sty on nile green opalino.   
Check out Bastille Bleu's pink plaid earrings made with Gelly's Sty.
Visit the CiM Resource Page on the Kitbitz Art Glass site.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.


"You can see this yellowing in the leftmost bead of this pair as well.  It must be reducing it that makes Gelly's Sty turn yellow, since the unreduced beads in both sets of test beads do not have the yellowing and the reduced ones do." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Melanie uses Gelly's Sty frit in her blend "Strawberry Crème." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends.
Melanie Graham
Learn how to make a bead with Gelly’s Sty and pixie dust in Amy Kuczewski’s tutorial in the February 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Amy Kuczewski
Gelly's Sty, Kryptonite, & Electric Avenue, sand blasted & etched.
Jeri Warhaftig
Diane Woodall uses Gelly's Sty for the ears of a mouse in her tutorial in the May 2012 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Diane Woodall
"One thing I like is the different color Gelly's Sty takes on when used on the black base without a dot of white under it - it brings out a bit of purple to the pink and I like that when used with the more traditional color of the Gelly's Sty." Read more at Chris' blog.
Chris Sanderson
"I haven’t used Gelly's Sty before but my beads came out completely translucent. I noticed that some of the comments about it were that it was mostly an opaque pink and that’s how you describe it also. As you can see, my beads are all translucent. They’re even more translucent than the photos show."
Gloria Sevey
"They are perfect for somebody battling cancer, or has fought and won!"
Teri Yount
Diane uses Gelly's Sty for her ice cream cone beads. Check out her tutorial in the October 2011 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Diane Woodall
"I have a friend who has survived breast cancer and in preparation for the Race for the Cure she asked me to make some pink beads- I used Gelly's Sty among other Messy pinks." See more pink beads at Chris's blog.
Chris Sanderson
Gelly‘s Sty, Cranberry Pink, & Tuxedo. Check out Kari's elephant / pig tutorial.
Kari Chittenden
"Now this is a nice pink, and well worth the money. It melts a little bit slow, but does not boil or scorch and otherwise is well behaved. One of the best pinks out there, and the color saturation is pale, but most definitely pink! Not fussy at all, you can work this glass in a good flame without problems." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Critchfield
“Gelly’s Sty screams pink, and more importantly, is nice and stiff so it holds its shape while I dither around with the torch trying to figure out how to make a convincing shape.” Read more at Carol Tannahill's blog.
Carol Tannahill
“Effetre rose opalino is similar, but it is a pain to work with and Gelly's Sty doesn't need to be struck. I think the best thing about it is that it plays so well with other colors…With DH Aurae, pictured here, it goes golden and highlights the gold dots of the Aurae. Nice.” Read more at Carol Tannahill’s blog.
Carol Tannahill
"Creation is Messy makes wonderful pinks. That's what first drew me to the CiM glass - and I'll bet the same applies to many others." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Gelly's Sty is named for Gelly Davis's delightful pigs. Thanks, Gelly, for always making us smile!
Gelly Davis