Messy Color™ Tortoise Ltd Run

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Tortoise Ltd Run (511429)<br />An opaque green.

An opaque green.

"Etched Tortoise on Tortoise…I love, love, love these beads." – Gloria Sevey

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Tortoise decorated with Tortoise
Gloria Sevey
Messy Tortoise
Lara Lutrick
Heather Kelly
Messy Tortoise (by itself)
Amy Hall
Messy Tortoise
Melanie Graham
Tortoise and Mojito
Jolene Wolfe

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Tortoise was engineered in response to requests for a "green version" of Canyon de Chelly.
I agree with your description of Tortoise as a "green Canyon de Chelly." Tortoise is a gloriously olde-worlde shade that is a totally new addition to the currently available 104 colour palette. – Jolene Wolfe
"I compared Tortoise to both grayish and greenish rods of Canyon de Chelly which pretty much torch up the same. Tortoise definitely stays green and is definitely unique. I could get the same effect with Tortoise that I got with Canyon de Chelly. Though more subtle, it behaved in similar ways with enough variety." – Gloria Sevey
  • Special thanks to Jolene Wolfe, Heather Sellers, & Amy Hall for providing the photos in this section.

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

"My spacers came out different shades, but mostly on the green side. Etches fine and is pretty that way." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"In fact - the first thing I start thinking is how much this colour reminds me of Effetre 219 Copper Green. So, harkening back to 'what do we do with copper green' - why, I tried some dots of EDP, of course! And yep - they do look a lot like EDP on Copper Green." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Etched Tortoise on Tortoise…I love, love, love these beads."
Gloria Sevey
"Tortoise is a really fun glass to play with, it can strike to a purple/grey color in the flame [I had success with using a bead roller or press to get this to happen]. Tortoise also can get some color changing properties with intense black webbing. The best reaction was with silver leaf, it fumed the glass to a yellow and pink color. With the purple frit it changed to a creamy yellow color [shown here: the purple frit is Zimmerman 851]. A great color to play and experiment with."
Lara Lutrick
“Tortoise has a variation of color change similar to Canyon de Chelly, but with a dark sage luster. The glass reacted nicely with fine silver mesh to reveal a golden brown patina."
Heather Sellers
“This trio of hearts is made with Tortoise decorated with silvered ivory. The Tortoise has struck to various shades between warm grey and pale sage green with the several pressings in a brass press. This has given an organic natural look to the finished beads, like weathered stone [but shiny!].” Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass’ blog.
Jolene Wolfe