Messy Color™ Maraschino

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Maraschino (511101)<br />A dense transparent bright carnival red.

A dense transparent bright carnival red.

Bastille Bleu's tutorial in the December 2013 Soda Lime Times shows how to make a focal Santa Claus bead with Maraschino. – Nikki Rogalski

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Messy Maraschino
Maureen McRorie
Messy Maraschino
Chris Sanderson
CiM Maraschino and Effetre transparent Rose 082, with spots in Effetre opaque Pastel Ink Blue (Lavender Blue) 247.
Laura Sparling
Messy Maraschino
Gloria Sevey
Messy Maraschino
Maija-Leena Autio
Messy Maraschino
Sue Reynolds

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Testers report that Maraschino is simply the best red in the 104 marketplace.
  • Some testers reported Maraschino turning transparent when worked.
"When I pulled a stringer, it was half opaque and half transparent." – Genea Crivello
  • Maraschino is very difficult to photograph properly.
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable for providing the photos in this section.

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"Maraschino does some interesting things when fumed by silvered ivory."
Chris Haussler
“The top is a clear cylinder, with stripes of [from the left], Rudolph, Firecracker, Maraschino, Bing. And the con-joined bead on the bottom is the same order, from the left, Rudolph, Firecracker, Maraschino, Bing.” Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Bastille Bleu's tutorial in the December 2013 Soda Lime Times shows how to make a focal Santa Claus bead with Maraschino.
Nikki Rogalski
Rachel Childers' murrini with a Peace core, 1 wrap of Maraschino, 1 thin wrap of Peace, 3 wraps of Maraschino, and Peace lines [8 from a 4 mm rod]. Check out Rachel's tutorial Murrini simplified, A Collection of Over 75 Murrini Recipes.
Rachel Childers
Check out Diane Woodall's eBook full of tutorials to make beads for Beads of Courage. Diane's tutorial for an ice cream sundae uses Peace and Maraschino.
Diane Woodall
Learn how to make Jo Turner’s dragon head beads with Maraschino in the July 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Jo Turner
Maraschino with TAG silver glasses and Zephyr clear.
Sue Stewart
"I did not even expect Maraschino to be opaque, but I tested it anyway with the others. It is a beautiful red . . ." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
"I just wanted to say how much I adore this colour! It's sheer genius, the best red I've ever worked with. It stays true in murrini and stringer, and is perfect with silver glass. My best-selling rainbow scribbles murrini depends on the vibrant red of this colour. I have even used it both as a transparent and an opaque, how many colours can boast this?"
Sue Reynolds
"I discovered a reaction with Maraschino on Peace [plus there is one very small Peace dot on top of Maraschino]."
Martina Marugg
"These Maraschino spacers turned out to be sometimes transparent and sometimes like an encased bead. The bead on the upper right looks to be somewhat opaque. What you get seems to be kind of random - I haven't yet figured out the specific temperature or flame environment that causes the opacity to come out in any of these types of reds. I've had similar reactions with Lauscha's transparent reds." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Maraschino is a semi-opaque red, giving more depth to the colour than a fully opaque red. It’s a lovely juicy colour and similar to Lauscha transparent red." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Putting it over Clear makes it slightly more transparent, but not very much so. It's still a delicious red, and still very dense. It is a much less orangey red than Vetrofond or Effetre striking red, with the added bonus that it doesn't require any special babysitting to strike it." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Maraschino with DH Aurae shards. See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I had a feeling Maraschino would work well with the DH Clio formula that creates those pretty pink beads and sure enough it worked." Read more at Chris' blog.
Chris Sanderson
"Maraschino is a bright, happy transparent red, with a tendency to opacify as it is worked [common in transparent reds] and no sign of 'liveriness' - or browning as it is worked. Worked thin, it shows a slight orangey-ness. . . . It also stays red in fluorescent lighting." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Maraschino [outer circle] is a bright semi-opaque red that transmits a bit of light. It is a warm red compared to Effetre's Red Purple [inner circle]. A very true red."
Renee Wiggins