Messy Color™ Birthstone Ltd Run

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Birthstone Ltd Run (511532)<br />A transparent blue.

A transparent blue.




“Birthstone is a close cousin to Zoe, but with a slight hint of teal green. Similar to Zoe, hazing occurred when the glass was introduced to the flame. The hazing and slight bubbling cleared upon heating. The final bead finish is smooth and without blemish. I would classify Birthstone as a lighter version of Blue-yah!” – Heather Sellers

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Messy Birthstone Ltd Run
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Messy Birthstone
Amy Hall
Messy Birthstone with clear glass frit
Darlene Collette
Birthstone
Gloria Sevey

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Birthstone is a transparent blue very similar to Zoe. The formulae vary slightly, however, so we named these batches separately.
Zoe & Birthstone can pass for one another. I'm not sure either is a light version of Pulsar really, they seem a little bit more towards aqua/teal than straight up blue to me. – Jolene Wolfe
Birthstone is a little bit more grayed than Pulsar . . . meaning Pulsar’s more bright. Zoe and Birthstone look identical to me. – Gloria Sevey
Birthstone & Zoe seem identical. – Melanie Graham
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. Birthstone is a beautiful crisp aqua, the same value as Effetre and Vetrofond Light Aqua but slightly bluer. – Celia Friedman
  • Special thanks to Amy Hall for providing the photo in this section.

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"Birthstone - a transparent aqua that is almost, but not quite, identical to Effetre 034 Light Transparent Aqua. . . .This is over a core of white, and the left side is the Birthstone, and the right is the Effetre. Here is what I mean by 'smokier' - the colour is ever-so-slightly grayer in hue. Some people report a problem with transparent aquas, in general, 'frying' when they work them, and so I should think their question is: 'Does this glass fry?'  And I can't say that I saw that, but I don't generally have a problem with that anyway - so I think that must be a personal working style." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
“Birthstone is a close cousin to Zoe, but with a slight hint of teal green. Similar to Zoe, hazing occurred when the glass was introduced to the flame. The hazing and slight bubbling cleared upon heating. The final bead finish is smooth and without blemish. I would classify Birthstone as a lighter version of Blue-yah!”
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