Messy Color™ Eel Grass Ltd Run

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Eel Grass Ltd Run (511456)<br />A nature-inspired transparent green.

A nature-inspired transparent green.

"Eel Grass has a lush summer time foliage feel to it, not quite emerald green but something just a shade off towards grey green in some lights. Another unique, pretty and welcome addition." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog. – Jolene Wolfe

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Messy Eel Grass
Heather Sellers
Eel Grass with layers of Effetre Light Ivory, Black Currant Ltd Run and some Double Helix mystery silver glass
Darlene Collette
Eel Grass over Ochre
Kaz Baildon
Messy Eel Grass
Claire Morris
CiM Eel Grass
Melanie Graham
CiM Eel Grass
Joy Munshower

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Eel Grass was engineered in response to requests for a light / less dense version of Slytherin. It is unique to the 104 lampworking world and fills a gap in the color palette.
I am excited about this green because it is really understated and quite removed from the bright, grassy greens available. There's a bit of grey in this shade . . . there aren't any yellow tones to push it into the olive green area. This makes it unique in the 104 palette. – Kandice Seeber
I think you succeeded in making a "light" version of Slytherin. – Heather Kelly
It's a great colour that I will be most certainly using a lot and it fills a hole missing in the 104 palette. – Claire Morris
Slytherin has way too much yellow to be compared to Eel Grass. Eel Grass is on the blue side of Olive, and Slytherin is on the yellow side. The lightness is nice, though. – Kandice Seeber
"Eel Grass is a beautiful medium forest green colour. It is a little more muted and less yellow than CiM Slytherin. I think that it is more reminiscent of CiM Algae in colour, only lighter and much less reactive. It's a keeper. Here's some Eel Grass sandwiched between CiM Algae and Effetre Pale Emerald." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Gloria Sevey, Melanie Graham & Heather Sellers for providing the photos in this section.

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"Eel Grass is a very cool green. I work hot so it was bubbly. It's very natural, perfect for flowers! I tried putting it on top of white, it's very light, I like the result. I think it is a romantic light green."
Pauline Chevalier
"My reducing silver glass frit and my TerraNova2 frit both took to this colour very well. Now that I have tested a few of them, I'm thinking that transparent greens that are not reactive with silver generally make good bases for silver glass. I had great results with Effetre Dark Grass Green, Effetre Sage Transparent, and CiM Slytherin as well before this one." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Eel Grass was made as a lighter version of Slytherin . . . hence the comparison! In the rod it is a green with grey and a touch of yellow. It melted like a dream in a moderate flame with no issues at all. A lovely colour for more earthy / neutral beads. A welcome addition to the 104 colour scheme."
Trudi Doherty
"Eel Grass is a midtone green. I got a few bubbles again but not too many." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Eel Grass has great consistency. It is just ever-so-slightly stiff. I had some small amounts of scumming when heated too quickly, but was able to gently burn that off. Stringer will scum up if you heat it too fast, so be careful of that." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"I really like the colour. I do have to say though - that it really wanted to form tiny little bubbles. I found that working it in a softer, slightly bushy flame helped, but if you are looking for a flawless encasing colour - this one will make you a little crazy." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This is the transparent green I have been waiting for! It is utterly perfect for nature inspired pieces with a subtlety that is rarely seen in many greens. It is less emerald than others with a slight grey tinge to it. As a colour it worked beautifully in landscapes along with other colours and also on its own as a base. It looks nice both shiny or etched. Like many transparent greens it is however prone to boiling and scumming so you need to be mindful when first melting it onto the mandrel. It needs to be worked cooler and further up the flame. There was some initial shocking when melting the glass so preheat carefully."
Claire Morris
"A beautiful colour, no bubbles or scumming. A pretty base for stormed Ekho; Raku didn't do well, practically disappearing. Lovely reaction when layered with Copper Green in the bird."
Sandy Fulbrook
"Eel Grass has a lush summer time foliage feel to it, not quite emerald green but something just a shade off towards grey green in some lights. Another unique, pretty and welcome addition." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe