Messy Color™ Lilac Ltd Run

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Lilac Ltd Run (511912)<br />An opaque bubble gum pink with a blush of lavender.

An opaque bubble gum pink with a blush of lavender.

"Lilac is right in between Rapunzel and Gelly's Sty. It is such a pretty lavender pink. Lilac melts beautifully with no shocking or bubbling." – Caroline Davis

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CiM Lilac covered with DH Rhea
Kandice Seeber
CiM Lilac etched (3 beads in middle are not etched)
Gloria Sevey
Effetre opaque Light Turquoise 232 encased with Effetre transparent Dark Rossato 083, with spots in Effetre opaque Light Turquoise 232 and CiM Lilac. Spacers are CiM Lilac.
Laura Sparling
CiM Lilac with Zachary, Effetre clear, & Reichenbach dense black stinger details.
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Lilac
Darlene Collette
CiM Lilac
Pati Walton

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Lilac was produced in response to requests for more opaque purple tones. Testers report Lilac is a unique color addition to the 104 palette.
It is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to Effetre Light Pink, but a bit more lavender. – Paula Schertz
"Lilac is a pretty, soft pink with lavender overtones. It reminds me a lot of Heffalump, although Heffalump is much more on the purple side." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Lilac is a color shifter.
Lilac is a bit of a color shifter; when photographed in inside light it is more pink and outside light more lavender. – Paula Schertz
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty & Paula Schertz for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"Reducing silver glass is very pretty on top of Lilac, with the fritty bits developing interesting halos and fuming the Lilac an uneven yellowish colour. As a base for striking silver glass, Lilac is unremarkable." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"This pink pony - is definitely pink. The base is Effetre Periwinkle, for reference. I see a little discolouration in the photo below - on the neck and nose, and I'm not sure what that is - it's not really that visible in real life. It might be a little fuming from the silver frit on the periwinkle base." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Lilac is right in between Rapunzel and Gelly's Sty. It is such a pretty lavender pink. Lilac melts beautifully with no shocking or bubbling."
Caroline Davis
Left to right: Effetre Rosa Chiaro, Rapunzel, Primrose, Lilac. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Lilac is very, very pale - almost icy - and not really pink or lavender, but somewhere in between. However, it makes up for those things by being quite opaque and just a dream to melt. It's not as stiff as more opal glass, and doesn't lose it's opacity when layered. That means you can put darker transparent colors over it and it won't wash out or go see-through. When encasing it in clear, it does go lighter, as you might expect." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"I had to work Lilac a little cooler to avoid boiling the glass." [Bottom strand pictured here is etched.]
Amy Hall
"Lilac melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles and is reactive with some colors. Encased with Venus it is a fabulous bright beautiful pink. I was surprised to see a color reaction with the Tuxedo, Black Ivory and Dark Ivory, there was a little ring created around each dot. With Kalera’s Romance frit it created a nice organic colored bead with lovely pops of purple. Using silver foil and the Zen Garden frit, the frit spread beautifully creating a pretty organic colored bead."
Paula Schertz
"CiM describes this as an opaque bubble gum pink, which I would say was spot on, so a bit confused why it's called lilac. While it is pink, I would say that it does lean towards a pink with more blue tones. Lilac was fuss free and melted like a dream. Looking closely at the dots on Effetre lilac I can see that they do have an inner ring, and looking very closely at the turquoise dots on Lilac, they have a very faint lighter ring right on the edges. Etching Lilac really mutes the colour close to Effetre 260, but left shiny it's a much stronger. On the edges of the bead near the holes the colour is a shade darker, hardly noticeable on the shiny bead, but slightly more pronounced on the etched one. A lovely pink with a strong character!"
Trudi Doherty
"Lilac is a pale bubblegum pink. The rod seems to have a blush of lavender which quickly transitions with heat to a true pink. When paired with Effetre Periwinkle, the colors bleed together in a lovely reation. The hightly opaque color is more pale than Rapunzel in nature. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."  Here Lilac is featured in the base bead and also to dot the flamingo's white beak. See more at Heather's blog.
Heather Sellers