Messy Color™ Atlantis

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Atlantis (511598)<br />A bluish teal opal.

A bluish teal opal.




“When making my opal wing dings I noticed that this staggering actually STRUCK my glass from the KILN DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING! The rush of cool air from opening the kiln door along with the hot temps of the inside of the kiln cause the glass to strike and become ‘cloudy’. So with that in mind the beads really need to be as far inside the kiln as possible so that the temperature around them stays even. So the other tip I will do for very finicky colors like Atlantis is to wait to work those colors at the end of my lampworking session. The idea behind working them last is that they will have less kiln door opening and closing on them than the rest of the beads to avoid striking.” Read more on this topic at Genea's blog. – Genea Crivello-Knable

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Messy Atlantis and Clio
Darcy York
Flowers of Atlantis ring
Susanne Folin
Messy Atlantis with dichro band & goldstone
Patricia Frantz
Messy Atlantis was used as the last ring on the two discs on either end
Genea Crivello-Knable
Atlantis and Leaky Pen
Amy Houston
Messy Atlantis
Sue Stewart

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Atlantis is unique to the 104 glass color palette.
"Atlantis is an amazing addition to the color palette! There is NOTHING like it! Electric Avenue is definitely bluer when compared to Atlantis." – Genea Crivello-Knable
  • Atlantis is difficult to photograph.
"I had to tweak Atlantis just a bit in Photoshop to get the color closer to how it appears to my eyes. Seems like natural light is the best for photographing this hue." – Genea Crivello-Knable
"Atlantis was very, very hard to photograph. It tends to look a bit washed out and dirty in most pictures . . . which I suspect has something to do with the translucency. Looking at the CiM website, I see I am not alone on this issue. In real life, Atlantis is more saturated than can be shown here." Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable (x2), Darcy York, & Kandice Seeber for providing the photos in this section.

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Take a look at Kaz Baildon’s sea heather murrini tutorial with Atlantis in the October 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Karen Baildon
“When making my opal wing dings I noticed that this staggering actually STRUCK my glass from the KILN DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING! The rush of cool air from opening the kiln door along with the hot temps of the inside of the kiln cause the glass to strike and become ‘cloudy’. So with that in mind the beads really need to be as far inside the kiln as possible so that the temperature around them stays even. So the other tip I will do for very finicky colors like Atlantis is to wait to work those colors at the end of my lampworking session. The idea behind working them last is that they will have less kiln door opening and closing on them than the rest of the beads to avoid striking.” Read more on this topic at Genea's blog.
Genea Crivello-Knable
"Atlantis with 99% Fine Silver Wire." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I wasn't impressed with what happened when I combined Atlantis with ivory. On the left I superheated things a bit to get the maximum reaction, and got it. The effect I got with the barely melted shard of silvered ivory was much more pleasant." Read more at Carol's blog.
Carol Tannahill
"Atlantis is wonderful in how it appears in various light or darkened shades within the same glass." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Hummingbird made with Atlantis, Sherwood, Smurfy, Phoenix, Unique Pumpkin, & Tuxedo. Check out Kari's hummingbird tutorial.
Kari Chittenden
"As spacers, this color tended to vary in opacity a lot more - it was hard to actually make two alike! There is some streaking in some of the more opaque spots." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
Atlantis with TAG Fire Lotus.
Sue Stewart
"I was excited that Atlantis keeps its translucency when encased with Messy Clear. The clear layer makes it so luminous and beautiful. It will 'bleed' out of the encasement layer, but it's not visible to the naked eye. It is very apparent when melting the glass. Lampworkers may want to keep this in mind when creating designs with dots as the 'bleeding' will distort a design placed on the encasement layer."
Genea Crivello-Knable
"Here you can see Electric Avenue [top] next to Atlantis. The Atlantis is a little greener and a little denser." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This is Atlantis, a translucent dark aqua/teal . . . It is a great ocean colour! I have posed it here with some Swarovski crystals in the colours Caribbean Blue Opal - which is is a very good colour match. All three of these are solid colour, the smaller one on the left was made last and probably got the least amount of heating and cooling - it is darker, and more translucent. This is a very dark translucent colour [and] can easily function as an opaque." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"As is with most CiM opals, Atlantis is a bit stiff. The color is very true in rod form when you let the bead cool before putting in the kiln. However, if you hit certain spots in the flame, then quickly put it in the kiln, the color turns lighter. You can see the color change along the bottom portion of the right cabochon." Read more at Melissa's blog.
Melissa Villadiego
Atlantis with Triton.
Darlene Collette
"Atlantis is a medium turquoise semi-opaque, similar to Effetre Medium Turquoise Alabastro, but a little more vibrant, a little more reactive, maybe a little darker and much less irritating to work with. Atlantis seems to darken in colour with repeated striking." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham