Messy Color™ Pachamama Ltd Run

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Pachamama Ltd Run (511325)<br />A swirly blue and yellow opaque laden with silver.

A swirly blue and yellow opaque laden with silver.




"Pachamama is another new CiM colour called Ra, a silver-rich yellow, with stripes of CiM Cornflower running through it. The photo shows Pachamama in its molten state. I’m not a huge user of silver-rich glasses – don’t get me wrong, I do like them – as their unpredictability doesn’t always work with my control freakish everything-in-its-place ways, so I just made a plain discus bead with Pachamama and you can see all of its colour potential in this one bead; there’s warm earthy ochre, pale yellow, green and a touch of blue. Pachamama was fuss-free and melted with no issues." Read more at Laura's blog. – Laura Sparling

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CiM Lunar, Ra, and Pachamama
Suzy Hannabuss
Pachamama combined with Effetre baby blue, a bit of silver foil on the blue, fine raku powder aged with baking soda.
Josephine Wadman
CiM Pachamama
Laura Sparling
These beads have been created with Pachamama and.......nothing else. The effect is gorgeous, like very fine wood grain patterns.
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Pachamama with Effetre dark turquoise glass and silvered ivory stringer
Jolene Wolfe

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Pachamama is the color Ra (324) rolled in Cornflower (571) rods.

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.


"A lovely surprising result. In rod form, it looks like Effetre Opal Yellow 266, but on the end of the rod of Pachamama are a ring of tiny dark dots. When melted and applied you get a beautiful mix of custard yellow and pale sky blue. When encased the colours change to a more pastel hue with a slight pink tinge which beautifies the colour. Quite different and quite pretty."
Juliette Mullett
"Pachamama. I don't even know how to describe it. It is a greenish ivory and shifts with how much you heat it. It has blue streaks in it but they do fade quite a bit. Would like it if the blues were a bit stronger."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Pachamama is another new CiM colour called Ra, a silver-rich yellow, with stripes of CiM Cornflower running through it. The photo shows Pachamama in its molten state. I’m not a huge user of silver-rich glasses – don’t get me wrong, I do like them – as their unpredictability doesn’t always work with my control freakish everything-in-its-place ways, so I just made a plain discus bead with Pachamama and you can see all of its colour potential in this one bead; there’s warm earthy ochre, pale yellow, green and a touch of blue. Pachamama was fuss-free and melted with no issues." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"The core of this large shell focal bead is a scrap of Effetre white which was completely encased with the last of the Pachamama rod. This is a great way to make your special colours go a lot further. The close swirls of pattern at the base of the shell bead were made by winding Pachamama around the mandrel. The wide stripes were created by laying a piece of full width rod across my base bead and melting it down flat before shaping." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The Pachamama rod looks like a pale yellow/beige but if you look end on in has thin dark stripes running down it. The beads look far more interesting than the rod. It's a bit like the effect you get with Effetre lapis/ivory rods but more subtle and instead of ivory the base colour is a soft green. I found that the glass takes etching well and you can get that soft, matte aged look by rolling in baking soda and reheating. It doesn't seem to react to silver or to the raku frit I used on one bead. I did find I got some deeper yellowish tones around the holes of some of the beads so I'm going to try and make a bigger focal bead with the remainder of the rod to see if I get more variation in colour."
Josephine Wadman