Messy Color™ Dirty Martini

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Dirty Martini (511448)<br />An opaque soft green.

An opaque soft green.

Testers report that Dirty Martini is an excellent base for silver reactive glasses. Please visit Genea’s blog for more information. – Genea Crivello

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Messy Dirty Martini with Glass Diversions' Cherry Blossom frit blend
Gail Kops
CiM Dirty Martini & Circus Tent
Pauline Chevalier
Dirty Martini with Effetre uranium yellow opaque and uranium yellow transparent
Jolene Wolfe
Ginger, Dirty Martini & goldstone
Patricia Frantz
Messy Dirty Martini with Reichenbach antique clear and sis, etched
Kaz Baildon
Messy Dirty Martini
Robert Jennik

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Dirty Martini is unique to the 104 glass lampworking palette. When Dirty Martini is out of stock, our closest substitute is Pistachio Ice Cream.
"There is no other color truly comparable to Dirty Martini out there.  It is just one example of the unique colors that CiM is known for giving the glass art world.   Just in my personal opinion, it is a tad too gray.  But Kandice Seeber seems to do amazing things with it and it doesn't appear gray in her work.  I think it just the colors that you put it with." – Bethany Lemasters
See more comparison photos at Julie Fountain's Lush blog.
  • Testers report that Dirty Martini shifts in color depending on the type of lighting.
  • Special thanks to Bethany Lemasters, Julie Fountain, Elasia, & Pat Frantz for providing the photos in this section.

Laura Sparling made green & cream beads with Dirty Martini & Split Pea.
Genea Crivello-Knable used Dirty Martini for dandelion puff flowers.
See Darlene Collette's beads made with Dirty Martini & various silver glasses.
Darlene Collette combined Dirty Martini, Olive, and Eggplant for a glorious effect.
Genea Crivello-Knable used Dirty Martini with Iron Mountain frit called "A Fern Hand."
Check out Liz Long's bead made with Dirty Martini, Peacock Green, Stone Ground, and Leaky Pen.
Visit DragonJools blog for a review of Dirty Martini.
See Kandice Seeber’s bead set made with Dirty Martini that reminds her of her mom.
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.

A comparison of various CiM etched greens.
Heike Loos
Dirty Martini & Pistachio Ice Cream comparison. When Dirty Martini is out of stock, Pistachio Ice Cream is a close substitute. See Claudia's comparison tests.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Dirty Martini & Pistachio Ice Cream comparison. When Dirty Martini is out of stock, Pistachio Ice Cream is a close substitute. See Claudia's comparison tests.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Dirty Martini is a very pale opaque teal that is one of my favourite colours. It's versatile, the consistency of it is beautiful, it is stable, not reacting really outrageously with anything apart from silver, and the reactions with silver just make me happy. It makes a fabulous base colour for just about anything, and I was able to get some pretty neat effects from combining it in spacer beads with other colours." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Vickie Christian uses Dirty Martini frit to create 104 compatible frit blends. Find more blends at Vickie's Emporium.
Vickie Christian
Check out Claudia's butterfly tutorial with Dirty Martini in her book Glass Bead Trip.
Claudia Trimbur-Pagel
Jolene used Dirty Martini to make seahorse murrini. Read her blog on Applying Figurative Murrini as Raised Decoration. See more of Jolene's murrini.
Jolene Wolfe
Vine cane with Dirty Martini.
Sue Stewart
"I love how the silver leaf turns Dirty Martini golden yellow in spots. You can see how the bead has yellow spots with a few green spots peeking through."
Genea Crivello
"I did a color study called 'Other than Ivory' using some Messy Colors in those wonderful earthy tones." Read more at Genea's blog.
Genea Crivello
Zombie made with Dirty Martini.
Chris Haussler
"A black base, dots of Dirty Martini, capped in light emerald. I wanted to see if this would help the emerald pop a bit compared to putting it over white. I do think it helped it a bit." See more Dirty Martini beads at Chris's blog.
Chris Sanderson
"There is just a bit of Vetrofond Ivory in the mix too . . .  but the soft, grayed blue beads were created by hand mixing Dirty Martini & Halong Bay. The Ivory is also wrapped with the hand mixed grayed blue color."
Dana George
Dirty Martini with 99% fine silver wire. Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"This is a bead with Cranberry Pink and Oz over Dirty Martini. Dirty Martini is a very handy pale dull minty green that makes a good background for all kinds of things, including reactive colours and frits." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"The goldy green version was fumed with gold, and went a very nice colour. An intriguing colour - not so much 'pretty' as some, but a good background or base colour." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
“Dirty Martini makes a fantastic soft green base to compliment this wonderful blend of Iron Mountain frit called A Fern Hand."
Genea Crivello
"I've heard some people say that they think Dirty Martini is a little too grey. On its own it does tend to look a bit pale but all you need to do to 'lift' it is to add stronger greens to the mix and I promise that this will make the Dirty Martini sing - the pale green beads in this 'Springtime' set are a good example of this." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"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
"When ELO and Dirty Martini are in rod form, they look like they are going to be very similar when heated.  But in fact, ELO becomes more of a very pale ivory and Dirty Martini becomes a very pale, soft green."
Patricia Frantz
“Usually, instead of the minty freshness of Dirty Martini, I use the reactive Copper Green. Using DM gave a cleaner, crisper finish to the mint green opaque base on these beads, without the tendency to patina with copper that Copper Green has. And the opacity was dense and smooth.” Read more at Kandice's color blog.
Kandice Seeber
Silver infused Dirty Martini shards by Jolene Wolfe.  View more of Jolene's work.
Jolene Wolfe
"I fully expected Dirty Martini to have some type of metallic reaction like most other 104 line shades of pale blue/turquoise/green. But it didn't really - and I LOVE that. The grey-ish quality of the rods brighten up just a bit when they're melted - and the result is a pearly minty grey/green/blue shade that made my heart sing." Visit Kandice’s color blog for a full review of  Dirty Martini.
Kandice Seeber
Testers report that Dirty Martini is an excellent base for silver reactive glasses. Please visit Genea’s blog for more information.
Genea Crivello