Messy Color™ Jet Stream Ltd Run

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Jet Stream Ltd Run (511539)<br />A transparent blue.

A transparent blue.




"Jet Stream is a very very stiff glass. This has both benefits and drawbacks in needing a lot more heat to work it if working large as I did. The stiffness made it easier for me to handshape the base, and it stayed put not moving or distorting when working on the sculptural bit on the top. The down side of the stiffness is that working is slower and I found it a lot harder to firepolish any chill marks. If I used a lot of heat to work faster, any scratches on the rod [as I had, and quite a few] will bubble and scum and will leave it in your work without regular 'junking' at the end of the mandrel. This issue was my main disappointment with it and I had to work a lot cooler than usual to counteract it." – Claire Morris

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Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Jet Stream is essentially the same hue as Sapphire. We've had feedback that Sapphire color shifts after working, so we engineered Jet Stream in an attempt to make a blue that stays true to its color after working.
I didn't experience any loss of color or issues with Jet Stream shifting to a grey. The color remained a true blue, however I use a very clean, neutral torch set up with natural gas [low pressure oxy] and clean tools. – Heather Sellers
Jet Stream is not as bright as Neon or Royal but is brighter than Sapphire. – Gloria Sevey
I thought to myself 'why on earth do I need another cobalt blue in my stash', but after I had worked Jet Stream and saw the finished piece I can see the difference. It has more of a navy tinge to it and is different to other blues I have used. – Claire Morris
  • Special thanks to Heather Sellers for providing the photo in this section.

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"This focal bead was created with Jet Stream. This transparent blue is a hue that can be compared to a deep sapphire blue which you can see in the spacer bead. I paired it with some Double Helix Triton silver glass as well as a wrapping of 99% fine silver wire. After I shaped it into a barrel, I decided it needed more bling. I created the ruffle and dipped it into Triton fine frit. After multiple meltings and reductions, the silver metallic shine came through." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"A glass colour study in blue looking at pairs of colours layered up together. Third from left: Effetre white with Jet Stream petals." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Jet Stream is a very very stiff glass. This has both benefits and drawbacks in needing a lot more heat to work it if working large as I did. The stiffness made it easier for me to handshape the base, and it stayed put not moving or distorting when working on the sculptural bit on the top. The down side of the stiffness is that working is slower and I found it a lot harder to firepolish any chill marks. If I used a lot of heat to work faster, any scratches on the rod [as I had, and quite a few] will bubble and scum and will leave it in your work without regular 'junking' at the end of the mandrel. This issue was my main disappointment with it and I had to work a lot cooler than usual to counteract it."
Claire Morris
"This watery blue themed set uses Jet Stream as a base with silver infused Double Helix glass named Kronos. It was swirled and encased with Effete Superclear. Bubbles were created by implosion dots sealed with clear glass. The spacer beads are made of CiM's Jet Stream and Slate blue transparent." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"This is a nice medium transparent blue. It's saturated enough that it gives a nice solid color when made into a hollow bead and also when used to encase over white. It is less of a royal blue and leans more towards navy."
Liza Lina Schuck
"Jet Stream behaves beautifully in the flame without scumming or boiling when worked hot." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"This is a vibrant transparent blue. Very similar to CiM Sapphire but with a touch more cobalt blue to it. I find that Sapphire can be a bit fussy and goes a bit hazy whilst it’s hot but I didn’t have this issue with Jet Stream." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Two self-coloured spacers and one over white. Super pretty blue, dark enough to have impact, without being so dark you have to get crazy to see the colour." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Jet Stream is a slightly lighter version of Royal with a soft kiss of navy. When used to encase fine silver, the glass flowed nicely without being too stiff. The fine silver foil remained bright and clean without reaction."
Heather Sellers