Messy Color™ Poseidon

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Poseidon (511509)<br />An opal sky blue.

An opal sky blue.

Check out Diane's owl tutorial made with Poseidon in the September 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times. – Diane Woodall

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Messy Poseidon, Chalcedony, Crocus, Sea Foam, and Effetre Carnelian and  Yellow Opalino
Genea Crivello
Sue Stewart
Amy Hall
Poseidon, encased, burnished with palladium leaf, with Cotton Candy and dark lavender threads, and Cotton Candy spacers
Sue Reynolds
Poseidon with a stripe of Altantis, heavily etched
Jolene Wolfe
Messy Poseidon
Heather Sellers

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  • Poseidon is essentially an opal version of Messy Fremen, our sky blue.
  • Poseidon is unique to the 104 glass color palette.
Poseidon is a nice addition to the glass world. There isn't another color in our world that compares. – Sue Stewart
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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.

“I had heard that there seemed to be a colour difference between the old batch of Poseidon and the new, so armed with a rod of the old and a rod of the new, I sat down to test this out . . . . when worked up into a bead - the older rod, on the left, actually does come out slightly more opaque. However, this might just be a function of heating and cooling . . . . So - in conclusion - pretty colour - and the old and the new are functionally the same.” Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Check out Diane's owl tutorial made with Poseidon in the September 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Diane Woodall
"These beads were made from left to right, 1, 2, and 3. With the additional heating and cooling cycles that the 1st bead [leftmost] got [while keeping it warm while making the next one, etc.] - it has developed back into more of the blue colour that you see in the rod, the centre bead is partially blue, and the third is a little greener. This distinction is, admittedly, quite subtle, especially in 'real life' and with normal lighting conditions." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"It is quite consistent in colour and makes a great ‘canvas’ for large base beads. When pulled to stringers, loss of colour is evident and therefore it is probably better suited as a base bead."
Liz DeLuca
“So I'd describe Poseidon [bead 2] as a greeny blue, sitting somewhere between Chalcedony [bead 1] and Kryptonite [bead 3] ... mmm, gorgeous!” Read more at Julie’s blog.
Julie Fountain
“Poseidon is very sensitive to silver. In the bead on the left, the silver has gone sort of a weird, lacy blue colour on top of Poseidon and the glass underneath it has a sort of smokey, yellow fumed effect to it. Reducing and encasing the silver gets rid of the yellowishness, and leaves a shiny, patchy coating of silver under the clear that has little pinpricks of blueness to it - although this blueness is the blue of the Poseidon peeking through.” Read more at Melanie’s blog.
Melanie Graham
“You will notice that Poseidon struck to a hazy opaque. From working with the glass I have learned that this tends to happen from ‘striking’ the glass. Over heating will also give you the same results of struck glass! I have also noticed that my propane tank needs to have 5psi of pressure and my oxygen valve [I use an oxygen concentrator] needs to be opened all the way. It seems that a slight dip in propane pressure allows the glass to strike easily as well.” Read more on Genea’s blog on Art Jewelry Elements.
Genea Crivello