Messy Color™ Ballerina Ltd Run

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Ballerina Ltd Run (511918)<br />A pink misty opal- same hue as Peony.

A pink misty opal- same hue as Peony.




"Ballerina is slightly lighter, in the rod it looked more misty, but the bead came out looking more transparent and looks extremely close to Blush [one of my favourite pinks]." – Trudi Doherty

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"The heart with the light shining through the bead really shows off the mistiness."
Laura Sparling

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Ballerina is a misty opal version of our popular color Rose Quartz.
"I made small hearts, about 15mm in size, and you can see that the Peony has a beautiful rosey glow and falls in between Rose Quartz and Ballerina." – Trudi Doherty
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty 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.


"Ballerina etched vs. shiny. Such a pretty colour both ways!"
Trudi Doherty
"These are 918 Ballerina and 919 Peony. Lovely translucent Peony is reminiscent of Rose Quartz, a CiM color from a long time ago. Ballerina is a misty opal which, when I worked it into beads, was nearly transparent. These beads are super tiny so maybe for larger masses of glass, its misty qualities would be more apparent. I did experience a bit of devitrification on the Peony when using it for sculpture. Still, even with the finicky quirks, it is a beauty."
Lori Peterson
"Ballerina is a new beautiful transparent pink."
Suzy Hannabuss
"A very feminine and beautiful princess pink with a delicate inner pink glow that just bounces off the light throughout. Love pink? You will adore Ballerina."
Juliette Mullett
"Ballerina has been engineered to look misty opal. There is a delightful just barely there cloudy look to them. From top to bottom - Ballerina with Poi dots, Ballerina, encased Ballerina." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The pair of hearts in the center of this picture are made with CiM Rose Quartz. The spring 2020 release of new glass from CiM contains two lovely pinks that are re-engineered versions of CiM's iconic Rose Quartz. From right to left - encased Peony, Peony, Rose Quartz, Ballerina, encased Ballerina." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Ballerina is one of CiM’s misty opals and it’s such a pretty shade of pink. The smaller the bead, the less opal mistiness you get happening and the glass appears transparent. You can see this in the spacers. The hearts, however, take me a while to make and there’s a lot of cooling, shaping and reheating involved. You can see the resulting misty opal effect best in the thicker top half of each heart bead where there is more glass. Ballerina was smooth and not at all shocky to use. A really beautiful glass." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Ballerina is absolutely amazing. It is very soft, very nice, without any dirt and very easy to work. The difference between Ballerina & Peony in thick forms is not so remarkable. In terms of quality of glass, brightness, soft and pleasant- these two are bestsellers!"
Olga Ivashina
"Ballerina is slightly lighter, in the rod it looked more misty, but the bead came out looking more transparent and looks extremely close to Blush [one of my favourite pinks]."
Trudi Doherty
"CiM sure does make some pretty pinks, and these new ones do not disappoint! Like many of their new colours, they make 2 with the same hue. One an opal that stays translucent Peony, and a misty opal Ballerina. Both melted fuss free in the flame. Both delicate and feminine and great to see in coe104!"
Trudi Doherty