Messy Color™ Van Dyke Brown Ltd Run

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Van Dyke Brown Ltd Run (511727)<br />An opaque dark brown.

An opaque dark brown.

"Do not let the rod’s gray exterior deceive you, this glass hides a variety of rich tones including dark russet, warm slate, and olive green." – Heather Sellers

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Claire Morris
CiM Van Dyke Brown, etched
Hilda Procak
Body is Allspice with accents on face using Van Dyke Brown
Tammy Mercier
CiM Van Dyke Brown
Joy Munshower
Messy Van Dyke Brown and DH Okeanos
Heather Kelly

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"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
"Described as a opaque dark brown that when used in plain spacers has potential to bring out caramel tones. I experimented using it with Effetre light ivory and some silvered ivory stringers I had on my studio table. It definitely created webbing and striations where the glasses met. If you like mixing glasses or an organic feel, this glass would be worth experimenting with." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Van Dyke looks like a blue grey in the rod, but works up into awesome tawny shades of autumn." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Van Dyke Brown is like Safari but darker and greyer. This bead has kept a bit more of the colour variation [but on the light side] so we have a pale milky grey and a warm brown, with some transition areas of yellow and cooler darker grey. It remains streakier than Safari did." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
"When I first set eyes on Van Dyke Brown I thought that it would be perfect for my hare beads with its greys, browns and beiges and it most certainly is. On the rod the colour is much darker than how it came out for me, but I had been working it for quite a long time in forming the hares in my work, and it did involve a lot of heating, cooling and reheating. The colour paled more after etching. On melting the glass was nice to use and to work with, being neither too soft nor too stiff and worked nicely for sculptural. However I am wondering if it will show more variation in its colour when not worked as long, and the heating and reheating being kept to a minimum?"
Claire Morris
"What a lovely glass, a dream to melt, lots of colours coming out in the flame [less obvious out of the kiln]. A beautiful base for stormed Ekho, some lovely rust colours from Raku frit [round bead]. Using a brass press gave some interesting colours in the heart bead."
Sandy Fulbrook
"There is less of a range of colour variation within Van Dyke Brown than with Safari. Van Dyke Brown can give visible striations where later wraps have been melted down over the original base bead. I would describe the colour as dark brown tending towards grey." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Do not let the rod’s gray exterior deceive you, this glass hides a variety of rich tones including dark russet, warm slate, and olive green."
Heather Sellers