Messy Color™ Emperor

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Emperor (511621)<br />A golden transparent purple.

A golden transparent purple.




"Emperor, to me, is like a slightly subdued, purplish version of CiM Cranberry. The reactions are basically the same as Cranberry, and the basic hue of it is Cranberry-like. Also, this colour gets purpler the more you strike it, which Cranberry doesn't do. The main technical observation that I have about working with Emperor is that it is difficult to get Emperor to strike when it is used in thin layers, but that's not terribly unusual for a striking color." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham

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Emperor & Dirty Laundry
Julie Fountain
Emperor over dichroic flakes
Celia Friedman
Emperor & Autumn
Kandice Seeber
Messy Emperor Ltd Run
Jolene Wolfe
Emperor over white
Joy Munshower

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  • Emperor is our batch mixer's experiment in mixing Cranberry Pink [rubino oro] and Sakura [a saturated transparent pink].
  • Special thanks to Joy Munshower for providing the photo in this section.

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"Emperor is not a 'what you see is what you get' glass. For starters - the product code gives away that CiM does not consider this to be a pink [as the pinks are all 900 series numbers.] I actually went looking for it in their browns section, as it is more of a cherry-amber colour to my eye. CiM calls it a 'golden transparent purple.' Just so long as you are not expecting it to stay the pretty pink that it is before you heat it." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Emperor, to me, is like a slightly subdued, purplish version of CiM Cranberry. The reactions are basically the same as Cranberry, and the basic hue of it is Cranberry-like. Also, this colour gets purpler the more you strike it, which Cranberry doesn't do. The main technical observation that I have about working with Emperor is that it is difficult to get Emperor to strike when it is used in thin layers, but that's not terribly unusual for a striking color." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Emperor is a purple-plum-pink and if you hold it up to the sunlight it just glows this wonderful deep cherry jam pink colour. That’s brilliant but when I layered it thinly over the white? Heck, I actually did a “Wooo!” out loud in the shed! LOOK AT IT. It’s a red-pink-plum shade that I have never seen in the beady world before. Like Rubino, Emperor is a bit of a striking glass but not in a tricky way. Just work with it and it’ll do most of the striking on its own as you work on adding stringer and doing general bead faffery. You’ll need to strike it if you’re using it for plain spacers, though." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"When using Emperor as a plain color, it's a pinkish amethyst that doesn't have the brown tones that Effetre's amethyst purples do, which is nice. But I think this glass is probably better used as a layering color to expand your palette - because boy does it layer well!! In this bead, I used Autumn as the base, put a layer of Emperor down, and then encased it in clear. Then I put down dots of opaque Dark Pink and layered Emperor on top and melted, for a sweet shade of pink." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Emperor is a lovely plum-kissed version of Sakura. Depending on the application, the color may vary in intensity. The color on its own is an intense wine. When paired with other transparent colors of glass, Emperor is subdued and soft [shown on top of the white flower is Emperor, Tutu, Effetre Dark Lavender, and clear]." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"Emperor seems to need to be struck to get the purple rod color. I’m not getting any reactions - just a grayed light purple look no matter how many times I strike it. L to R: 1 unstruck, 2 & 3 struck, 4 & 5 over Peace, 6 over French Blue."
Gloria Sevey
"When used as tiny dots it has quite a bit in common with Effetre Rubino Oro in the way it spreads and some reactions. In the image top left I have used stringers of Rubino and Emperor over hand pulled Effetre pale Opal Yellow to create raked fern decorations. Both glasses spread beautifully, the Rubino turned orange/yellow over the Opal Yellow and Emperor stayed deliciously pink." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe