Messy Color™ Tahitian Pearl Ltd Run

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Tahitian Pearl Ltd Run (511827)<br />A gray based metallic black.

A gray based metallic black.




"Tahitian Pearl melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. This is a fabulous glass. I loved it so much, it gets an absolutely beautiful reduction on it, without devitrification. It is great just alone as a bead and wonderful as a base or dots on another base. The stipple stitch bead photo doesn’t do it justice, the colors are gorgeous. I know I want some more of this color." – Paula Schertz

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CiM Tahitian Pearl
Laura Sparling
CiM Tahitian Pearl
Jolene Wolfe

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  • We've been experimenting with making new blacks- thus, Tahitian Pearl.
Tahitian Pearl is pretty much the same as Effetre pastel Dark Silver Plum 275. In rod form it’s a very dark purple with a sort of brown tinge to it. I found that it behaved almost identically to Dark Silver Plum and I treated it the same way. For the spacers [shown above] I made the bead and let it cool outside the flame for about fifteen seconds. Then I passed the bead back through the mid-part of the flame - not too hot, not too cold - then brought it out to cool for a few seconds and then repeated this until I had the sheen I was happy with. I’ve found that how you reheat both Tahitian Pearl and Dark Silver Plum affects the final finish. A slow pass through the lower part of an oxygen rich, very low propane flame can bring out the more satin silvery effect, and reheating in a *very* slightly reducing one [propane rich] can give you a haematite-like mirror sheen. Too much reduction, however, and you can end up with a muddy purple-brown with a shimmery haze. Read more at Laura's tumblr. – Laura Sparling
Tahitian Pearl is a fabulous, new color to the 104 palette. – Paula Schertz

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"Tahitian Pearl melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. This is a fabulous glass. I loved it so much, it gets an absolutely beautiful reduction on it, without devitrification. It is great just alone as a bead and wonderful as a base or dots on another base. The stipple stitch bead photo doesn’t do it justice, the colors are gorgeous. I know I want some more of this color."
Paula Schertz
"To get an even more pronounced silver metallic finish you can waft your bead through a slightly propane or oxygen rich flame to add a deeper and richer patina. The petals on these flower beads were swiped on to the blue base bead in an oxygen rich flame, the resulting silver patina looks like brushed pewter." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Tahitian Pearl is just dreamy to work with, it is super soft and buttery when melted and it has the most subtle metallic silver shimmer even when worked in a neutral flame. These leaves and spacers have been created in a neutral flame - I flashed the leaves in and out of the flame a couple of time once they were formed to create a little more silver surface shimmer." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Whichever effect you want, I’d suggest not allowing the bead to get too hot whilst reheating it because as the metal in the glass rises to the surface to do its metallic magic, it can fizz and bubble and once this has occurred those fizzy bubble scars are in your bead for good. But maybe you want that. You can work on this glass nice and gently in the flame for sculptural stuff and it will pretty much do the shiny work for you. I worked on the heart-shaped bead for about fifteen minutes, shaping, cooling and reheating. You can see a hint of a purplish oil-slick thing on the top left and on the right hand side you can see a few fizzy bubble scars where I let it get a tad too hot. There’s a nice kind of crackle thing happening in places too. Over-all the bead has a pleasing satin haematite sheen to it." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
Left: CiM Tahitian Pearl, Right: Effetre Nero Metallico. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left: CiM Tahitian Pearl, Right: Effetre Nero Metallico. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Loving this new color from CiM, aptly named Tahitian Pearl. The 3 beads show a distinct variation between the levels of finish. One was worked quickly with a room temperature mold and is very sleek/smooth [pictured in the back]. The second was worked repeatedly in a warm mold and has a more lustrous matte finish [pictured in the front-middle]. The last bead has a heavy metallic sheen from turning down the oxygen during the flame polish [pictured on the right]. The finishes are easy to repeat and were achieved in a torch running on natural gas and an oxygen concentrator. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"The color that stands out for me is Tahitian Pearl. It’s creamy and very nice to work with and the color is amazing."
Pati Walton