Messy Color™ Elphaba

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Elphaba (511430)<br />An opaque lime green that is less reactive than other 104 pea greens.

An opaque lime green that is less reactive than other 104 pea greens.

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Vickie Christian uses Elphaba frit to create 104 compatible frit blends. Find more blends at Vickie's Emporium.

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Messy Elphaba & Lapis
Annie Shook
Messy Elphaba
Robert Jennik
Messy Elphaba
Suzanne Noordewier
Messy Elphaba Bitten Apple Murrini
Jolene Wolfe
Elphaba base with Butter Pecan, silver foil and TAG Taxco Silver
Debra Byrne
Messy Elphaba
Melanie Graham

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Most testers reported that Elphaba is very close to (but in general is less reactive than) Effetre and Vetrofond’s pea greens.
“The color is very similar to moretti pea green. I actually had a difficult time telling them apart on the bench but for rod diameter. I got less reaction effects than I typically get with moretti but a nice one with moretti petroleum green. Elphaba is a nice smooth glass not prone to reduction or pitting.” – Elise Swope
“Elphaba is much easier to use, I think, because it doesn't spread like the other brands do, and you don't have to fight with a black line reaction. It's really nice to find a non reactive green!” – Evil Glass
“Elphaba is a very nice lime green that doesn't swallow dots such as Moretti white M204. It is also not mushy like moretti pea green. It looks almost identical to pea green without all of the hassles.” – Genea Crivello
“A lime green that is not much different than M-212 pea green.” – Leslie Anne Bitgood
  • Some testers reported that Elphaba reduces to a brown or purple hue.
“When Elphaba is reduced, I get shades of browns, blues, and purples.” – Elasia
"I used Elphaba with Kronos, and reduced, but Elphaba was unchanged.” – Teri Yount
“When reduced, Elphaba gets a little darker – a bit on the brown side.” – Chris Molter
“I tried reducing, I got nothing.” – Evil Glass
  • Several testers remarked that Elphaba is particularly excellent for use as floral vines.
“I used Elphaba with Moretti petroleum green which caused migration/ separation of the latter- a nice effect for vines & leaves.” – Elise Swope
“Elphaba is easy to work with and very adaptable for stringers complex or single color. Mixes well with other greens, both transparents and pastels. I used it with Effetre Petroleum Green along with numerous other greens for complex stringers for floral vines.” – Sue Stewart
“The first thing I noticed about Elphaba is that it is a bit firmer than Moretti pastel greens, making it a little easier to work with, especially when marving, pressing, and making twist cane with Elphaba and transparent colors. Wonderful for pulling leaf and vine cane!” – Bonnie Polinski
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable, Lorraine Chandler, Elasia, Bonnie Polinski, and Jan Whitesel-Keeton for the photos in this section.

Genea Crivello-Knable did a study of how to produce a crisp lime green & aqua starburst using Elphaba.
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.

"Elphaba is a beautiful spring green. After some very minor encounters with the bright Effetre greens [Nile Green, Pea Green] I approached this colour thinking that it would be more aggressive with other colours, and streakier. I was pleasantly surprised! . . . Elphaba is a surprisingly soft colour. I'd rate its viscosity maybe a 1 or 2 on the scale where 0 is Effetre White and 10 is Effetre Black." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Vickie Christian uses Elphaba frit to create 104 compatible frit blends. Find more blends at Vickie's Emporium.
Vickie Christian
"On bases of Effetre's Zucca, Apple Blush and CiM's Elphaba, handmade Pendragonfyre raku shards were carefully placed and gently reduced to bring out the shades of browns, tans, and creams to contrast with the bright summery hues of the base glass." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"This set of lime themed beads were created with CiM Elphaba and Effetre Lime and clear glasses and a sprinkling of handmixed Pendragonfyre Love Sonnet frit." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"This green glass named for Glinda the Good Witch's evil sister and star of 'Wicked' is a delightfully witchy green, with a nice streakiness to it." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I made a bead in every green shade of CiM I own, and also in similar Effetre shades." See more comparison beads including etched versions at Lush Blogs.
Julie Fountain
Messy Elphaba is less likely to swallow dots of other colors than effetre pea green. Top bead is effetre base, bottom bead is Elphaba.
Genea Crivello