Messy Color™ Zoe Ltd Run

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Zoe Ltd Run (511530)<br />A transparent blue.

A transparent blue.




"You get a few oh-whoa-no-hang-on-a-sec typical aqua micro-trouble-bubbles when you start to work this glass but just keep going and they’ll disappear. I like Zoe a lot. This latest batch of CiM colours includes a lot of aquas and all of them are better [in my opinon] than their Effetre counterparts." Read more of Laura's testing. – Laura Sparling

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Zoe with DH Aurae
Darlene Collette
Zoe
Gloria Sevey
Zoe
Amy Hall
Zoe with Duck Egg
Kandice Seeber

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Zoe was engineered in response to color requests for a "light version of Pulsar."
Zoe is a bright aqua color. With a more intense saturation than Frost, I would classify the color as lighter version of Pulsar. – Heather Sellers
 Zoe & Birthstone can pass for one another. I'm not sure either is a light version of Pulsar - they seem a little bit more towards aqua/teal than straight up blue to me. – Jolene Wolfe
Zoe is a little bit more grayed than Pulsar . . . meaning Pulsar’s more bright. Zoe and Birthstone look identical to me. – Gloria Sevey
Zoe & Birthstone seem identical. – Melanie Graham
I would classify Zoe as a lighter version of Pulsar. – Darlene Collette
  • Zoe is a transparent blue very similar to Birthstone. The formulae vary slightly, however, so we named these batches separately.
Birthstone and Zoe looked indistinguishable to me in clear beads. I honestly could not figure out why you would sell them both, as there was no visible difference between them. Etched, however, they developed more distinct qualities. Zoe etched slightly darker, a bit more muted, and a little greener than the Italian aquas. I didn't find it particularly appealing, compared to other aquas on the market, but it is in the same color range as Blue-yah!, which is nice to have. And you make a lot of muted pastels, so you probably have a lot of customers who will prefer the more subdued color. – Celia Friedman
  • Special thanks to Heather Sellers for providing the photo in this section.

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"CiM made this color to be a light version of Pulsar [which is basically CiM's version of Effetre Dark Aqua]. It succeeds - it's lighter and slightly less saturated than Pulsar, which I really like. This makes it the perfect shade for springy aqua beads. As usual, CiM's aqua glasses are better behaved than Effetre's - they don't scum or bubble or spread or bleed, etc. Zoe is no exception. There may be some scummy spots when you first melt the rod, but those will disappear quickly as you melt the glass. Zoe can take a lot of heat without burning out or bubbling, which makes it an ideal layering color. Zoe isn't too stiff, which is also nice." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"You get a few oh-whoa-no-hang-on-a-sec typical aqua micro-trouble-bubbles when you start to work this glass but just keep going and they’ll disappear. I like Zoe a lot. This latest batch of CiM colours includes a lot of aquas and all of them are better [in my opinon] than their Effetre counterparts." Read more of Laura's testing.
Laura Sparling
“Upon introducing the glass rod to the flame, the glass tended to haze and slightly bubble. The haze quickly disappeared with even heating, leaving no trace of the finished bead. No shocking occurred.”
Heather Sellers
“From left to right in this picture you can see Pulsar, Blue-yah!, Zoe, and Birthstone. Zoe and Birthstone are lighter and more towards aqua than Pulsar is, Blue-Yah! is a similar kind of intensity to Pulsar but a touch towards teal.” Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass’ blog.
Jolene Wolfe