Messy Color™ Valentine

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Valentine (511102)<br />A saturated and bright opaque red.

A saturated and bright opaque red.

"Valentine is a good opaque red and I am sure to use it a lot later, but to the need in hand it is a bit too dark." Read more at Maikki's blog. – Maija-Leena Autio

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Valentine & Peace
Darlene Collette

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Valentine was engineered in response to requests for an opaque Sangre.
  • Valentine is difficult to photograph.
"This new glass under natural light is a saturated and bright opaque red that darkens to a intense maroon red under fluorescent or incandescent. " – Darlene Collette
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable & Darlene Collette for providing the photos in this section.

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"Valentine is a delicious dark red opaque that keeps it's rich colour and opacity as fine stringer work and as tiny dots." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
Messy Valentine with TAG silver colors and Zephyr.
Sue Stewart
"Valentine is a good opaque red and I am sure to use it a lot later, but to the need in hand it is a bit too dark." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
"If Valentine remains consistent from batch to batch, I am probably going to use it in place of my normal Effetre Purple Red for holiday beads and for basic red in general. Because I like my reds saturated and deeper, this is a wonderful addition to my color palette." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Valentine is a gorgeous, bright and dark velvety red that looks burgundy in some lights. This colour is REALLY HARD to photograph. It is much redder than it looks in these pictures, but under white lights like the ones with my photography cube, it looks more burgundy." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Valentine is a dark red, and Auburn a dark reddish brown. Both are opaque. They are less similar in colour than they appear here: the Auburn is definitely browner." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"This bead is Valentine with DH Triton scrolls. Valentine is a deeper shade of red than Maraschino and here again, I think it works great with shiny silvered glass!" Read more at Chris' blog.
Chris Sanderson
"I tried them under various lights around my studio - and finally - I took them outside to shoot - which I almost never do. et Voila! Despite superiour lighting technology - this colour pops in overcast and bright sunlight - revealing it's true redness." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"It is easy to strike. Like I said - it is a nice colour in person - cherry pie filling red - but hard to shoot - so if you do a lot of etsy or ebaying - be prepared to tear your hair out!" Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson