Messy Color™ African Violet Ltd Run

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African Violet Ltd Run (511624)<br />A dense and saturated transparent indigo.

A dense and saturated transparent indigo.




"CiM's new African Violet is a lovely shade of soft purple that is very much on the blue side - an indigo for sure. For my purposes, I like a brighter purple, so I tried layering this on Heffalump, and the results are perfect. [Left - encased in clear. Right - layered over Heffalump, then encased in clear.]" Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber

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African Violet and Mermaid
Kandice Seeber
African Violet with Effetre Light Ivory and Effetre Light Turquoise
Melanie Graham
core of Effetre white encased with African Violet, with Aloha dots
Darlene Collette
Messy African Violet
Kim Fields
Messy African Violet
Gloria Sevey
Byzantium, African Violet, Effetre opaque purple 272
Laura Sparling

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • African Violet Ltd Run
African Violet thins out substantially when you pull it into stringer or layer it over other colours, but it is really nice to work with. It’s similar in colour to Effetre Ink Blue, but I found that it is a little more purple, and a bit more interesting to combine with other colours, like it’s got a bit more reactive punch than Ink Blue. – Melanie Graham
African Violet does not etch well. It gets very dark and greyish, almost a muted purplish slate. While some folks might like that color in its own right, it's a far cry from the lovely clear purple you see in the rod. I would not personally put this on my list of 'colors to etch.' – Celia Friedman

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"CiM's new African Violet is a lovely shade of soft purple that is very much on the blue side - an indigo for sure. For my purposes, I like a brighter purple, so I tried layering this on Heffalump, and the results are perfect. [Left - encased in clear. Right - layered over Heffalump, then encased in clear.]" Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"African Violet is so dark that I have used it here sparingly as a thin core under a thick encasing layer of Effetre 006 clear to show the hue better." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"African Violet is a beautiful indigo colour. A rich and saturated purple-blue. It’s similar to Effetre Ink Blue but African Violet has a lovely subtle touch of grey about it. It’s smooth, bubble-free and not shocky." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"It came out of the kiln a little less saturated than I expected it to be - a little grayer in hue, but that might be just the layering. From the left - self coloured - too dark to read as anything other than black; over white, and the final bead is a core of clear, thin layer of African Violet, Riley Dichro Pink Teal Crinkle, and finally a layer of clear." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"African Violet is a rich, transparent purple which is true to its name. The intense color is difficult to capture in a photograph. Similar to most transparent colors, the glass holds shape well to create a solid base bead. The glass would best showcase its vibrant color as an encasement over a light base color."
Heather Sellers