Messy Color™ Cleopatra Ltd Run

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Cleopatra Ltd Run (511623)<br />A dense and saturated transparent purple.

A dense and saturated transparent purple.

"Gothic Roses. The rosebuds were made with CiM Cleopatra over Effetre 438 dk purple red." – Caroline Davis

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CiM Cleopatra
Pauline Chevalier
CiM Cleopatra over clear
Gloria Sevey
Cleopatra murrini with Peace. It has a bluestone center and a little added sparkle in the petals.
Rachel Childers
Cleopatra and Byzantium
Melanie Graham
Messy Cleopatra
Kim Fields
Cleopatra with TAG's Golden Emerald and Double Helix Psyche glasses
Darlene Collette

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"Cleopatra is a deep purple, very dark. I prefer to work on top of white to reveal this beautiful color. Works with translucents too for a lighter purple!"
Pauline Chevalier
"Cleopatra is a super dense, dark purple, best used in applications where you need the colour to really stand up, like twisties and stringer. With a strong backlight, it's a beautiful colour, but it can wind up looking black if you're not careful." See more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Gothic Roses. The rosebuds were made with CiM Cleopatra over Effetre 438 dk purple red."
Caroline Davis
Candies testing CiM Cleopatra.
Lori Peterson
Bold stripes of Cleopatra used for murrini.
Lori Peterson
"To give another example of just how much you can dilute Cleopatra and still see rich purples I have made this stacked dot lentil bead. It had a core of Your Majesty encased in clear and then 4 alternating dots of Effetre white and Cleopatra which have been melted flat to let the dots spread. The lighter spacers are Your Majesty, the darker ones are Cleopatra." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"CiM has a great selection of super saturated glass colours in their palette which are just perfect for making stringers and murrini that don't look washed out. The flowers on the surface of these hearts have been made with thin stringers created with Cleopatra layered over white." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Amethyst pairs very well with Cleopatra which is at the more saturated end of the amethyst scale, together they make superb ombre beads!"
Trudi Doherty
"Cleopatra is a super dark, dense transparent purple that is easy to mistake for black in bad lighting. The point of this is not to use it by itself, but to use it in applications where a regular colour would disappear. Think super thin layers. Think shards. Think cane and stringers." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This dense transparent purple base glass is very dark on its own. For the round bead, second from the left, I used a clear core before adding Cleopatra in order to give the bead more definition by diluting purple. It created a great transparency for both the hue and the texture of the twisted storms." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Marble made with Cleopatra and dichro.
Chris Haussler
"I am in absolute love with this supersaturated, dense royal purple. It truly is nice to find a purple that is genuinely gem toned and does not get muddy or leans toward being dull. Very vivid, but also extremely dark. The large bead is a hollow bead and as you can see, it is still not very transparent. The two beads in the front are encased Moretti Periwinkle with Cleopatra stringer, and then encased in Moretti super clear. The rear bead is white Moretti encased with Cleopatra stringer encased in Moretti super clear."
Liza Lina Schuck
"While I tested CiM Cleopatra, I thought about Effetre Dark Violet and my test results with that colour, and the first very significant difference I noted was that Cleopatra is redder than Effetre Dark Violet and more of a true 'purple' shade, at least when it's used over White." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Every shade of transparent purple that you see in these beads has been created with Cleopatra. . . . All in all Cleopatra is a very pretty and versatile colour." Read more at Kitbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Cleopatra is a very saturated transparent purple. Almost too saturated. You need to pull it out into stringer, or layer it over other glass in order to see its actual colour." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"Cleopatra is a vivid amethyst. The dark purple leans toward the red-violet region on the color chart. Like most transparents, the glass is stiff. The rich hue can easily be showcased when used to encase a lighter base color."
Heather Sellers