Messy Color™ Firedragon Ltd Run

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Firedragon Ltd Run (511124)<br />A transparent striking orangish red.

A transparent striking orangish red.




"Firedragon is a beautiful orange-red transparent, a few shades warmer and lighter than Sangre. I found this colour equally nice to use as I did Candlelight and Goldfish. It fills a bit of a gap in my palette, since there really are no other transparent colours that I know of that are on the cusp of orange and red the way this one is." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham

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"The big hole bead above is Firedragon over Effetre White 204 with spots in Effetre Light Turquoise 232. The Firedragon is darker red here where I kept it in the flame longer. It’s also gone a bit more translucent as opposed to being really transparent."
Laura Sparling
CiM Firedragon
Josephine Wadman
Spacers are Firedragon and Tahitian Pearl
Suzy Hannabuss
CiM Firedragon
Anna Miller
CiM Firedragon
Melanie Graham

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Firedragon is very similar to Sangre but a bit more orange.
"Firedragon is a beautiful orange-red transparent, a few shades warmer and lighter than Sangre." Read more at Melanie's blog on Firedragon. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz & Melanie Graham for providing the photos 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.


"Firedragon is a beautiful orange-red transparent, a few shades warmer and lighter than Sangre. I found this colour equally nice to use as I did Candlelight and Goldfish. It fills a bit of a gap in my palette, since there really are no other transparent colours that I know of that are on the cusp of orange and red the way this one is." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"I made this set using Firedragon, Watermelon, Sangre and Clockwork with gold foil on the surface of the beads. There was no problem with any of the glass in the flame, no bubbling, shocking or scum. They are all lovely colours. I particularly like the bright scarlet of the Firedragon."
Josephine Wadman
Left to right: Ornela Rubin hell, Firedragon, Lauscha Opal Rot, Effetre Arancio. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"A core of Firedragon with layers of clear, silver glass and 99% fine silver wire created this flat focal bead. A crystal shape with similar layering was decorated with Oracle Black dots." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Firedragon is a vibrant red on the orangey side. These four beads are all struck differently with the bead on the right being only lightly reheated."
Gloria Sevey
"I really like Firedragon as it works beautifully with Double Helix glass and produces some beautiful beads. It works well using CiM Clear between the layers. Encase with DH Zephyr for best silver color reactions. If you omit the clear glass separating layer, the reaction will bloom with deeper blues and ambers making for a much darker toned bead. As a result, the Firedragon becomes more brown in tone." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"A nice transparent red that strikes slowly and not in the kiln, giving you some options to play with varied color." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"A gorgeous red in rod form, in a finished bead a more orangey-red and reminds me of the reddish glow of a lit fireplace. It has a wonderful inner glow and works beautifully with silver glass. It's not red, yet it is not orange, but somewhere in-between. Deeper orange than Clockwork. A favourite of mine."
Juliette Mullett
"Firedragon is a lovely striking red. It is very easy to strike using a minor torch but the rod did crack about 1 inch up when working it."
Suzy Hannabuss
"I love Firedragon! It is a brilliant red, much like Maraschino even though CiM describes it as an oranger version of Sangre. When I worked it, it performed much like Maraschino. The red spacer on the left is Maraschino and the red spacer on the right is Firedragon. Regardless, it is the perfect Chinese red."
Lori Peterson
"Oh, this is a gorgeous glass. In rod form, Firedragon is similar to Sangre, and it works like Sangre too but Firedragon ends up as a much more orangey red. I used Firedragon like I do Sangre: make the bead, heat it until no wisps are visible, bring it out of the flame for ten seconds, where it will cool to a pale orange, then gently reheat for ten seconds so the red blooms, then I give it another ten seconds out of the flame before putting it into the hot kiln. Timing the reheating is important as I found the longer you reheat it the darker red it goes. No bubbles, no shocking and no livery brown streaks that sometimes occur in reds. The photo shown here is Firedragon over Effetre White 204." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling