Messy Color™ Poolside Ltd Run

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Poolside Ltd Run (511553)<br />A vibrant watery transparent teal.

A vibrant watery transparent teal.

"This is a beautiful color and fills a gap in the 104 line. It is a few shades lighter and brighter than Aegean. It melts beautifully no scumming or boiling." – Caroline Davis

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CiM Poolside
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CiM Poolside
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Heather Sellers
CiM Poolside with DH Aurae frit
Darlene Collette
Poolside, Monarch, Buttermilk, Quetzal, Indian Summer, Effetre Medium Topaz and Double Helix Helios
Kandice Seeber

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Poolside is a unique addition to the 104 lampworking color palette.
"It's a wonderful shade of blue quite unique to the 104 palette and already a favourite!" – Trudi Doherty
"Poolside, huewise, falls somewhere between Effetre Light Aqua and Effetre Light Teal, with just a smidgen less saturation than either of those colours. It's bluer than Light Teal, but greener than Light Aqua." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty & Melanie Graham for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

Poolside with gold.
Pauline Chevalier
"When Poolside and Aegean are left alone, they do indeed look quite similar. But when you etch them you can see the difference."
Cathy Beaumont
"Poolside etches beautifully."
Gloria Sevey
"With Poolside, the silver glass frit [DH Triton] provided a golden sugar effect with no impact on the base glass." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Poolside is a beautiful light teal transparent. Like with other light CiM transparents, I found that this one had a tendency to boil, but that you can avoid that problem by working further up in the flame and being careful not to overheat it." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Poolside is a gorgeous shade that is lighter, greener and more vivid than the rest of the teals in the 104 palette. I think it goes perfectly on top of Quetzal, as it matches the tonality really well. I had no bubbling issues with this color, but as usual if this shade of teal scums up on you, you can likely melt it off by gently continuing to heat your gather. The consistency of this glass is great - it melted smoothly and stayed stable." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Poolside is a fantastic bright and saturated watery teal blue. It slants toward the yellow end of the spectrum, and is a close cousin to Aegean, which appears to be just a touch more blue. It is a perfect lighter match comparing it to Breeze. Poolside, when paired with Breeze and Aegean make a fantastic palette of light, medium and dark complimenting colors. It is easy to melt like many of CiM's colors, and it did not boil or bubble in my torch at all. It flowed very easily, and felt a little less stiff in workablility than Breeze or Aegean. Like many teal glass colors, it was very difficult to photograph just how saturated and bright these colors really are."
Renee Wiggins
"Poolside is glorious. It’s a paler version of CiM Aegean, which is a beautiful green-blue teal, and is one of my absolute favourite glasses. I wore a bracelet of Aegean beads on my wedding day, I love it that much. But anyway, back to Poolside. I could not get over the clarity of it - it had no bubbles in it and it melted like a dream. It catches the light in such a pretty way. Perfect. These photos were taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"This is a beautiful color and fills a gap in the 104 line. It is a few shades lighter and brighter than Aegean. It melts beautifully no scumming or boiling."
Caroline Davis
Left to right:
Lauscha 081, Poolside, Aegean, Effetre 026
Claudia Eidenbenz
Lef to right:
Poolside, Aegean, Effetre 026 light teal
Claudia Eidenbenz
"These flower bead pairs were made with a base of CiM teal colours in various hues which have been partially encased with Effetre clear glass. On the left is Poolside, Aegean in the middle and Tuscan Teal on the right hand side. You can see very clearly here how different Poolside and Aegean look when used to create the body of a bead." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Poolside melted with some bubbles, but no shockiness. I find it to be a unique color to the 104 palette, slightly less saturated than Aegean. I did get a little color reaction with the dots of Poolside on P-276 Dark Ivory, there is a darker ring of Poolside at the edges of the dots." Read more at Paula's blog.
Paula Schertz
"Poolside is like a refreshing splash of water, like a tropical aqua that is a little on the green size of true aqua, but not as dark as CiM Aegean. It does get pale when it gets thin." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Poolside is a lovely transparent teal and is easy to work with. The top bead is Poolside, the next bead down has a swirl of Spooky on the outside of Poolside and the bottom bead is Spooky encased with Poolside. Winner, winner!"
Gloria Sevey
"Poolside is an exciting new addition to the CiM family. Lighter than Great Bluedini, the vibrant transparent teal has an electric look in bright light and remains clean when paired with silver reactive glass during reduction. The color hazed on the initial melt, but cleared up during the flamework process and held crisp lines during sculpting." Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers
"Be still my beating heart . . . I'm in love! In the rod Poolside looks to be a pale teal colour, certainly not as saturated as its cousin Aegean! But melt it even into a small bead and you soon see its true beauty. As soon as I saw the heart bead it reminded me of Swarovski's Blue Zircon. You can see that it etches well, the polkas were made with Effetre turquoise which make a lovely combination. It melted cleanly with no issues."
Trudi Doherty