Messy Color™ Garnet Ltd Run

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Garnet Ltd Run (511121)<br />A garnet red.

A garnet red.

"Easy striking, nice rich colour. Quite dark. Needs the light to really make it catch fire." Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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CiM Garnet, Oz, & Envy
Maija-Leena Autio
Messy Garnet
Kim Fields
Top left to right: Garnet over white, non-encased bead, etched bead
Joy Munshower
Base of CiM Garnet with Tahitian Pearl stringer
Caroline Davis
This bead was created with a combination of CiM Bayou with CiM Garnet. I decorated it with silvered ivory stringer swirls melted into the surface. The ends were decorated with handmade shards of CiM's Tahitian Pearl.
Darlene Collette
The beads are unadulterated Garnet. The darker ones are heated at the torch a bit longer than the lighter ones.
Gloria Sevey

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"I made a sculptural bird bead with Garnet. I began with a clear 'core' body and encased in Garnet. This gives an opportunity to see encasement. The head, wings and tail were added straight from the rod. I used Reichenbach Deep Black for the base of the beak followed by Effetre Pastel Yellow. The eyes are also Reichenbach Deep Black."
Kim Fields
"Easy striking, nice rich colour. Quite dark. Needs the light to really make it catch fire." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"CiM's colours are about the colour they are already in the rod, but other glass producers' rods can be very light, almost light amber, so if rods are unmarked, you cannot know their colour before heating them. . . . I was more interested in spacer beads and white beads with a thick layering over them in a hope to see their 'real' colour. I took photos of the beads in natural winterly light, as photographing reds in artificial light can make them look browner than they are." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
"Garnet is a striking cherry red. The glass develops additional depth of color in the flame, however the intense red resisted becoming murky and remained true to the garnet name. The color doesn’t need to be coaxed like other striking 104 rods. The glass is more stiff and required a bit more heat for sculpting and shaping. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
Candies testing CiM Garnet.
Lori Peterson
"Garnet is a dark, berry-stained red. The glass easily strikes with little effort. The rich color blooms into a saturated blood red." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"I wanted to see what happened if I got it so hot that it went clear. And this is the lovely little jewel that resulted. I got it drippy hot, completely clear, wound off the bead, and watched it cool and go red before my eyes without striking. . . . Later I got some grey streaks and this time - spent rather a lot of time trying to re-heat them and strike them out. Fortunately, that reduced them significantly - although I won't say they are completely gone." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"The two beads on the left were melted to clear before I made the beads. The ones on the right were melted just enough to wrap them on the mandrel. I love the ones on the right."
Gloria Sevey