Messy Color™ Clockwork

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Clockwork (511229)<br />A vibrant and saturated striking orange that ranges from transparent to translucent to opaque, depending on your working style and atmosphere.

A vibrant and saturated striking orange that ranges from transparent to translucent to opaque, depending on your working style and atmosphere.

"This glass strikes very slowly - so you can do a nice controlled strike to get just the degree of orange you want - see bead on far right." Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Clockwork with slurps of Ivory covered with silver foil and TAG Taxco Silver
Debra Byrne
Messy Clockwork & Zues
Pat O'Brien
Phoenix, 3 Coral Lotus swirls and 1 Tibet swirl, encased in VS Clear, Clockwork endcaps
Sue Stewart
CiM Aegean, Harvest and Clockwork
Laura Sparling
Messy Clockwork
Robert Jennik
Clockwork and Clio
Elizabeth Bunn

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Most testers found Clockwork easy to work with and easy to strike.
"I love this color. It's super easy to work, strike, and doesn't burn out. I was able to make it translucent, but not transparent." – Evil Glass
"A translucent, almost opaque orange when worked "normal," shown in 2 beads on the right. I found when I tried to boil it, it wouldn't, it went to clear...let it cool a bit and strike and you get hues of light orange all the way back to translucent." – Elasia
"Clockwork is easy to strike. A true clear, transparent orange. I could throw away the other 2 or 3 rods of transparent oranges and replace them with Clockwork in a heartbeat. I got transparency…crystal clear orange which is what I was hoping for. I either didn’t get to translucent or past it." – Sue Stewart
“I never got Clockwork to strike to translucency, only semi-transparency." – Teri Yount
“I had a hard time getting Clockwork to strike consistently. Sometimes I couldn’t get the orange to come up and it would remain transparent, but that was only about 15% of the time. I especially had trouble with striking after pressing." – Terri Budrow-Nelson
“It was a little difficult to strike when working a small spacer after I had heated it to the point of losing its color. But once it started to strike, it happened very quickly. I work mainly with large focals and bringing out the translucency in them was very easy." – Chris Molter
“It took me awhile to get the hang of striking Clockwork as it seemed to strike differently than other striking glass. I found that I would think it wasn’t going to strike and put it in the blanket to move on and when it had cooled, it was a wonderful orange." – Jan Whitesel-Keeton
“Clockwork seems to stay more transparent if not over heated in intense heat while working. Shorter bursts of heating and allowing the bead to cool seem to keep it more transparent. If the color was lost, you can easily bring it back by letting the bead cool and then gently flashing it in and out of the flame until you see the color turn back to orange." – Genea Crivello
"I found that it stayed clear and not translucent. It is easy to strike, except for very thin applications." – Leslie Anne Bitgood
“I wasn’t quite able to strike it as transparent as I wanted, but I was pleased with the result nonetheless. On each of my beads the Clockwork was evenly translucent with no variation of color saturation. I noticed on several of Vonna’s beads that she was able to achieve a wide range of color from yellow-orange to bright orange, and from transparent to opaque to opacify, she flashed her bead in and out of a reduction flame." – Bonnie Polinski
"I’ve never quite gotten the hang of working with Clockwork. It’s a bit more cantankerous for me to strike than other transparent oranges, especially if I’m working with 3-4 beads on each mandrel." – Gloria Sevey
"Clockwork is just the most eye-popping orange ever. I LOVE it! There has just never been such a wonderful transparent/translucent orange in COE 104. I’m obsessive for orange and this one is ALWAYS on my bench." – Lori Peterson
  • Clockwork is stiffer or more "crisp" than other 104 transparent oranges.
"I love it. It is more crisp and doesn’t spread out in organics like Moretti’s transparent orange." – Chris Molter
"Clockwork is a beautiful orange that stays crisp and clean in twisties. As with all the CiM colors, I love the slightly stiffer consistency." – Leslie Anne Bitgood
  • Special thanks to Elasia, Sue Stewart, Teri Wathan, Genea Crivello-Knable, Jan Whitesel-Keeton, Leslie Anne Bitgood, & Maija-Leena Autio for providing the photos in this section.

Check out how Darlene Collette made dot beads with Effetre white on top of Clockwork.  
Darlene Collette used Sangre & Clockwork with 99% fine silver.   
Check out Lucinda Storms' bead made with Clockwork and Pandora.
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.

Hillary Lawson created this gorgeous tutorial featuring CiM Clockwork. Visit Glass Alchemist for the video portion of the tutorial [and other tutorials as well].
Hillary Lawson
"Clockwork does some interesting things when fumed by silvered ivory."
Chris Haussler
"Clockwork is an amazing orange that reminds me of Orange soda pop. I used it as a base glass encased in clear on which I streamed Double Helix Clio Dark. The hot pinks, blues bloomed over the orange. Very cool result that shifts in iridescence shine from every angle." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Melanie uses Clockwork frit in her blend "Sunset Glimmers." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends.
Melanie Graham
“Clockwork is a vibrant, happy orange transparent. It is not as easy to strike as Effetre Striking Orange 072, but it is not difficult either, once you get the hang of it. It's easier for me to strike this colour in larger beads than smaller ones.” Read more at Melanie’s blog.
Melanie Graham
"Clockwork with Zeus encased."
Pat O'Brien
“I think Clockwork, Kalypso, and Messy Clear produced the best results! I have found that using Clockwork under Kalypso gives you the perfect mix of firey orange to go with the hot pink and blue/lavender iridescence.” Read more at Genea’s blog.
Genea Crivello
Clockwork with 99% fine silver wire. See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Clockwork with 23kt gold leaf.
Debra Byrne
"I used Clockwork for the iris."
Jeannie Cox
"I created this handmix with Clockwork and limited run Marble. I am definitely in love! It created a surprising range of color from sunny yellows to tangerines to true orange...all with a lovely semi-translucent effect that keep the beads from being overpowering, but instead create a warm, perky, happy feeling!"
Dana George
Clockwork over Cranberry Pink.
Yulia Trubitsyna
Miriam made shocking pink hearts by using Clockwork with Double Helix Clio. Register for her free tutorial.
Miriam Steger
Clockwork & DH Clio.
Sue Stewart
Clockwork & DH Clio.
Kitty Bozzini
"In a neutral flame the glass appears to be translucent not quite fully transparent but definitely not a solid colour. In a reduction flame it appears to shift to being more opaque." Read more at Born to Bead's blog.
Lisa-Jane Harvey
"This glass strikes very slowly - so you can do a nice controlled strike to get just the degree of orange you want - see bead on far right." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Many testers reported that Clockwork works particularly well with silver glasses.
Teri Yount
"This bead features Clockwork and Cranberry Pink. If you take a close look you will notice that there is absolutely NO BROWN! If you try to mix orange and pink in other glass they will produce a nasty brown outline, but this combination doesn't." Read more at Genea's blog.
Genea Crivello
"Clockwork over Pink Champagne is a gorgeous pomegranate color!"
Teri Yount