Messy Color™ Safari Ltd Run

511726 -

Safari Ltd Run (511726)<br />A yellow-toned opaque brown.

A yellow-toned opaque brown.

Left to right:
Effetre 263, Canoe, Safari – Claudia Eidenbenz

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CiM Tester Feedback

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Left to right:
Toto, Canoe, Safari, Moccasin
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right:
Effetre 263, Canoe, Safari
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Honestly - I can't tell them apart. Maybe Van Dyke [rod and 3 pieces on the left] retains a little more grey vs Safari [rod and 3 pieces on the right]. But functionally - I can't tell them apart. Maybe they work differently in beads. They are beautiful, but they seem interchangeable to me - given their variability." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I tested it with a sprinkling of Glass Diversions Coffee Bean frit. This created a striated look that reminded me of a giraffe print. The spare tab bead is the true color of Safari with no frit . . .I can definitely see it's potential for animal or exotic prints." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Safari morphs from a warm brownish grey to . . . the same shades of autumn leaves." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Safari looks greyish in the rod, and not having looked them up beforehand, I was very surprised that it immediately struck to a light sandy brown! The bead coming out of the kiln is more uniform than it looked going in, but you can still see a darker brown in one corner below." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"Safari has more colour in it that the Van Dyke, with a more yellow tone. On working a long time with a lot of heating, cooling and reheating it tended to lose a lot of the variations of colour in it. However when worked quickly, cooled and then spot heated it really sang with a wide variety of colour. The base of the focal and the dots are in Safari and it was reheated and shaped a lot. However the spacer beads were just simply made, cooled and spot heated and you can see the colours pop completely! Overall, Safari is a great colour that is easy to work with."
Claire Morris
"It looks fantastic etched- bringing out the different shades."
Sandy Fulbrook
"Safari had a yellow core in the rod which I hoped would yield some interesting variations in colour and I wasn't disappointed. It behaved well with no spitting; it seems the longer it is worked the paler it becomes. It is a good base for Ekho."
Sandy Fulbrook
"It's a pretty brown that gives several shades within the same bead ranging from french mustard to warm chocolate brown. The darkest areas show where I have formed facets by pressing the hot glass with a graphite paddle." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Introduce the molten glass to a cold tool or bead roller and a rich honey-blonde color blooms on the surface."
Heather Sellers