Messy Color™ Budgerigar Ltd Run

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Budgerigar Ltd Run (511477)<br />A misty opal kiwi green- same hue as Ectoplasm.

A misty opal kiwi green- same hue as Ectoplasm.

"Budgerigar is a misty opal green. It’s like a slightly greener, more transparent version of Ectoplasm. Budgerigar melted without any issues. A lovely glass to work with. The photograph was taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr. – Laura Sparling

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CiM Budgerigar
Gloria Sevey
Cranberry Pink, Cerulean, Aiko, Cerulean Sparkle, Budgerigar, It Ain't Easy Being & Dark Velvet. The stand includes the same colors with a little Peppermint Cream too.
Marcy Lamberson
CiM Budgerigar
Melanie Graham
CiM Budgerigar
Alexis Berger

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Budgerigar is a response to many color requests for various shades of lime greens in varying degrees of translucency.
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton for providing the photo in this section.

Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

“Testing the old CiM moonstones against the new misty opals. Top row is the moonstones [Halong Bay, Cirrus, and Peacock Green]. Bottom row is the misty opals [Wisteria and Budgerigar]. As you can see when the moonstones are worked longer they are more cloudy than the misty opals. You can see the dichro sparkle much better in the misty opals.”
Caroline Davis
"Budgerigar is not very reactive with other colours, although it does separate Copper Green, Ivory, Opal Yellow, and Peace." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
A comparison of CiM greens.
Suzy Hannabuss
"Budgerigar is the perfect Spring Green! It is lime enough that it plays really nice with pinks [think Lilly Pulitzer inspiration] but not so bright that it turns off some of my more conservative jewelry designers or those looking for a less Christmas or Halloween green. Basically whether used full strength or as an overlay the tone of Budgerigar was just perfect!" Here shown Budgerigar over Little Boy Blue with deep black accents and fine silver.
Michelle Veizaga
"Budgie [right] and Ectoplasm [left] are another matching pair, with Budgie being the misty opal [yes] and Ecto being the translucent [also yes.] And good colour match." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Budgerigar is a misty opal kiwi green while Ectoplasm stays translucent after annealing. To me, the colors were quite different. Ectoplasm looked a bit darker green and had a lovely translucency while Budgerigar was more transparent and looked brighter with a touch more yellow when melted." From Marcy's article in Glass Bead Evolution Volume 7- Issue 2, 2019.
Marcy Lamberson
"Budgerigar plays nice with silver glass whether it is on the surface or as a base with silver glass frit encased in clear. This bead was created with a sprinkle of Val Cox new frit, Flora. It was then encased with Double Helix Zephyr clear glass. You will see a wrap of 99% fine silver at the centre of the bead that was melted in to create the silver droplets suspending in the glass." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
A comparison of CiM greens.
Laura Sparling
"Budgerigar is one of the misty opals, it's a translucent kelly green that stays more translucent. My working style results in a lot of repeated heating and cooling which Budgerigar tolerated well. I love how consistent the milkiness is. I tend to spot heat my beads quite a bit doing stringer work - some opals seem to develop spots that are more or less translucent but none of the new opals and misty opals did this and I am so happy about that!"
Caroline Davis
"Poison Apple, Wheatgrass, Eclectus Parrot, Mantis, Ectoplasm, and Budgerigar all melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. They bring some beautiful new colors to the 104 palette. I am loving the new translucents and misty opals. These are great and don’t bubble and boil like some of the alabasters and opalinos."
Paula Schertz
"Budgerigar is a misty opal green. It’s like a slightly greener, more transparent version of Ectoplasm. Budgerigar melted without any issues. A lovely glass to work with. The photograph was taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Budgerigar is a slightly greener version of Elixir. The slightly transparent glass falls between Chartreuse and Jelly Bean in the CiM family. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing. Here, Budgerigar is used as a lens for the layered accent dots on a base of Weeping Willow."
Heather Sellers
"Budgerigar is a new misty opal green, close to Mantis but has noticeably more yellow tones, and is more translucent than Jelly Bean. It melts smoothly in the flame with no issues. As these new opals have been developed to stay translucent, they are ideal for layering which can open up to a whole range of colour possibilities! I have used it to encase over Effetre Daffodil and CiM Foam, and it gives a gratifying depth to a bead. On the heart bead I used it as a base for a reactive lustre glass and it really makes it sing! A truly beautiful shade."
Trudi Doherty
"A beautiful misty opal green that is heading more of a kiwi opal green. Easy to work, fuss free. Seen here with Double Helix Triton outer decoration. Absolutely beautiful."
Juliette Mullett