Messy Color™ Heather Ltd Run

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Heather Ltd Run (511922)<br />A cloudy transparent magenta.

A cloudy transparent magenta.




"I started with this glass by making three small beads on the same mandrel and as I was making the 3rd bead I realised the other two had gone a very washed out grey. I really thought I had burnt the gorgeous colour out so sadly put these beads in the kiln expecting 3 wasted beads. However I was so pleasantly surprised when I opened the kiln the next morning and the colour had come back! I worked slightly cooler for future beads but the grey still appeared when hot and the pink came back when cool. So fear not if your Heather beads go a bit grey while you’re working!" – Heather Johnson

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Suzy Hannabuss
CiM Heather, Cotton, & Poison Apple
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
CiM Heather, etched
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Heather over Effetre White 204
Laura Sparling

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • We've had many requests for a bright magenta or fuschia pink. Heather is a unique addition to the 104 palette.
"Heather is a lovely colour. I don’t think I’ve got any other pink/purple glass that’s close to it. It’s almost halfway between CiM Crocus and CiM Rose Quartz." – Heather Johnson
  • Special thanks to Jolene Wolfe and Heather Johnson 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.


"I started with this glass by making three small beads on the same mandrel and as I was making the 3rd bead I realised the other two had gone a very washed out grey. I really thought I had burnt the gorgeous colour out so sadly put these beads in the kiln expecting 3 wasted beads. However I was so pleasantly surprised when I opened the kiln the next morning and the colour had come back! I worked slightly cooler for future beads but the grey still appeared when hot and the pink came back when cool. So fear not if your Heather beads go a bit grey while you’re working!"
Heather Johnson
"This is such a unique and delicate colour, kind of streaky in appearance but when swirled and swirled it gives an incredible appearance, reminiscent of spun silk. The more you apply the darker the hue will get. Such a gorgeous colour."
Juliette Mullett
"Heather is another cloudy/streaky transparent. It is a beautiful colour and the closest colour would be Crocus. I find that it does cause bubbling when encased."
Suzy Hannabuss
"CiM describe Heather as ‘a cloudy transparent magenta’ and I’d say that’s accurate. It’s like a pinker form of Crocus but instead of being a solid colour it’s a mix of clear and translucent purply-pink. A lot of these new CiM colours are this cloudy glass and it’s really nice. You get a kind of wispy, ethereal effect which is ever so pretty. Heather melts smoothly with no shocking or bubbling. It’s a nice middle-of-the-road consistency too." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Heather is very shocky. I spent half a rod and can’t create any bead. I have two rods of this color and therefore left one in my kiln all night. My experiment was positive. After spending overnight in the kiln, my rod became softer without any shockiness."
Olga Ivashina
"Heather is another of CiM's new experimental cloudy transparents in a glorious shade of lilac. So pretty! As with Watermelon, the areas where I have added additional glass between presses are very apparent." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Heather is a really pretty colour. It reminds me of Crocus but more pink and far less of a blue tone to it. It melts nicely. I did find I got a tiny bit of bubbling just on the very tip of the rod as I was making the hearts, I didn't notice it while I was making the bigger rounds. Not sure if I was over heating it a bit or letting it cool and then heating it again...it was only a little so I'm sure with more familiarity with the glass it could be avoided. The rounds have been decorated with Glass Diversions Lemongrass frit and roses of Cranberry Pink over white. The little hearts have gold foil, roses and raised dots of the new pale pink Ballerina."
Josephine Wadman
"Lush, just lush. Heather is one of the new cloud power or cloudy colours, made with clear and colour pigments [not to be confused with veiled cane]. This new style of glass provides a whispy effect in beads. When it's made purely with Heather, the bead will look more solid, but when you use it to encase over white or clear the special effect is more evident. It's a gorgeous bright, light pink with some blue tones. An exciting new type of glass that I'm excited to play with some more!"
Trudi Doherty