Messy Color™ Peace

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Peace (511835)<br />A dense opaque white, slightly stiffer & denser than other 104 whites.

A dense opaque white, slightly stiffer & denser than other 104 whites.

"Here is a photo of the 9 mixes with a bead on either end made from the color straight off the rod. CiM Peace and Effetre Orange 422. . .  I consider CiM Peace to be more stable than the four Effetre and Vetrofond 'whites' I have." Read more at Lori's blog. – Lori Greenberg

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Peace with Robin Koza's Pansy Petals frit
Darlene Collette
Messy Peace & Elphaba -2
Carol Oliver
Messy Peace
Claire Morris
CiM Monarch, CiM Oobleck, CiM Peace, Effetre White 204 and Effetre Super (Crystal) Clear 006
Laura Sparling
Messy Peace, Clear, & Hades
Teri Yount
CiM Peace, Monarch, & Jacaranda
Pauline Chevalier

CiM Tester Feedback

  • We asked our testers how Peace compares to other 104 whites. Most testers agreed that Peace is denser and stiffer.
“I use Peace almost exclusively. Love the color density, nice and opaque.” – Chris Haussler
“I love Peace; I won’t use any other white. I think it’s the best white out there: doesn’t scorch, melts like butter.” – Donna Dorman
“Peace is the only white I will use, others are TOO soupy / shocky.” – Elasia
“I don’t use Peace much, I am used to Italian white and I think Italian is a bit more stable.” – Maija-Leena Autio
“I have just discovered Peace and am running it through some of my regular work, especially making murrini. The color seems to be very dense, striking denser than it goes on at first. It seems to be just ever so less dense than the Italian pastel white, and also seems to be just a tad cooler in tone. Melts very nice, with no cracking problems at all. I would use the two interchangeably.” – Renee Wiggins
“I love Peace as it is stiffer.” – Starleen Colon
"Peace is a stiffer white which makes it better as a base for transparents, for stringer work, and also for encasing. Peace definitely has the reputation of being the best white." – Caroline Davis
"Since Peace came out, it’s my go to standard white. Peace is a little stiffer to work with and is more dense so this made it particularly better for polka dots on top of other colours - especially transparents. Often with other whites, the colour would stay partly translucent and not at all crisp." – Trudi Doherty
"Peace I generally love when I need a lot of detail and little movement." – Hillary Lawson
  • Special thanks to Claire Morris, Lorraine Chandler, Genea Crivello, Carol Oliver, & Julie Fountain for providing the photos in this section.

Darlene Collette trailed 99% fine silver over Peace.       
See DragonJools' beads made with Val Cox's California Poppies frit on Peace.
DragonJools used Val Cox's Winter Blues frit on top of Peace.
Darlene Collette used Peace as a base for a frit blend and ASK Scarlet Dreams.
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.

"Peace is the best white ever. It's so creamy . . . and super duper white. I like that." Watch Maria's polar bear demo on YouTube.
Maria Schoenenberger
"Peace is my one and only go to for white. It is a beautiful solid opaque white."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Peace is the white I use in my complex flower murrini."
Rachel Childers
"Here is a photo of the 9 mixes with a bead on either end made from the color straight off the rod. CiM Peace and Effetre Orange 422. . .  I consider CiM Peace to be more stable than the four Effetre and Vetrofond 'whites' I have." Read more at Lori's blog.
Lori Greenberg
“I love Peace for its denseness and that it often develops a separation line, giving an extra effect for less effort.” Check out Rachel's tutorial "Murrini simplified."
Rachel Childers
Learn how to make “Frankenstein’s Monster Bead” using Peace in Marcy Lamberson’s tutorial in the October 2012 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Marcy Lamberson
"A nice opaque pure white. It does do some interesting things as a silvered stringer - much like the Effetre Anice white does - the silver reacts with the white and gives you a yellowish colour. I'd show you a sample, but I sold it before I shot a picture!" Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"In this case I am using Peace which I find much stiffer in relation to Effetre white and it is my go to white for twistie making." Check out Jolene's tutorial on making a two color twistie.
Jolene Wolfe
"The base is Peace and the silver leaf has brought out some sunset oranges and even reds around the edges." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
“Peace has been one of my staple colours for quite a while now. I like it because it is a true White. Vetrofond White, while beautiful, has a slightly bluish cast to it. Effetre White is also nice, however some batches of it seem to be slightly translucent in thin layers.” Read more on Melanie’s blog.
Melanie Graham
Diane used Peace as a base for her owl tutorial in the Jan. 2012 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Diane Woodall
"Peace and Hades are my absolute twistie making faves when I am planning to make encased twistie cane. I recently tried making twistie for another project using Effetre white and is was just too runny for me!" Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The main colourway for my Little Black Dress Mini Mo’ glasswork this month is Peace and Unique Hades 511820-2 with 'The Big Smoke' enameled shards." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"When I make sculptural animal beads, I always have to be careful when working with white because it tends to soften so much faster than any other color. I was really pleased with Peace - it was noticeably different. It acted much less soupy than the Moretti white -  it kind of reminded me of a 90 COE glass instead of a 104."
Kari Chittenden
"I gave Peace a really good test when it came to stringer and sculptural on flat forms. Its stiffness works very well on both counts. I was able to use Peace as a very thin stringer and it worked very well and I had more control over it than Effetre white. On sculptural forms it remained much stiffer than Effetre white and held up even under quite a bit of heat, it took poking and marks from knives very well and allowed me to do more details that I would expect from its Effetre counterpart."
Claire Morris
"This set of Peace based frit beads captures the rich hues of a sunset sky across an Arizona desert canyon's silver sand." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Look what 2 thin stripes of Hades on the ends of Peace does- it somehow sucks into the middle of Peace and makes lines? I like!"
"I'm always on the lookout for new glasses that don't react to a wrap of silver wire - sadly, I won't be adding any of the CiM whites to my palette." Read more about Peace testing at Lush blogs, including tests with Hades dots on Peace, Triton hearts on Peace, and etched Peace.
Julie Fountain
"Though a rose cane is a very effective way to depict a rose on a glass bead, it is also a great detail cane for other decorative applications like feathered lines or bright pink squiggles."  Read more about Pat Frantz's rose cane made with Peace & Cranberry Pink at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
"I have been making some snowmen for the holidays out of glass, and I think CiM – Messy Color 'Peace' is a perfect white for making anything that is snow orientated. The combination of Peace and Sangre is perfect for making glass candy canes and other white and red holiday objects." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
Messy Peace is denser than other 104 whites.
Genea Crivello