Messy Color™ Wisteria Ltd Run

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Wisteria Ltd Run (511628)<br />A misty opal lavender- the same hue as Crocus.

A misty opal lavender- the same hue as Crocus.




"Wisteria is an absolutely splendid colour - a vibrant light purple with a tinge of pink when the sunlight hits it. It melts perfectly; very smooth with no bubbles or shocking. I found that the longer I worked it, the more the misty opal effect happened. The spacers were literally heat, wrap, heat, round up, and into the kiln, and this no-faff fast working method has left the spacers way more transparent than the heart bead. The heart was hand-sculpted and took about twenty minutes of heating, shaping, reheating and reshaping and all the while its translucent milkiness developed. This effect remained after the heart was annealed. The photo was taken indoors in natural daylight." See more at Laura's tumblr. – Laura Sparling

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Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Wisteria is a misty opal version of Crocus.
I’ve always loved Crocus so working with Wisteria was a joy. It’s a smidge pinker than Crocus and a very lovely glass indeed. – Laura Sparling
Wisteria is a Misty Opal that is a remake of Crocus that is supposed to have more translucency after annealing. I would say it does succeed in that regard, lending an almost pinkish cast to the glowy lavender shade that is Crocus, because more light is getting though. Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
Wisteria is the perfect baby sister to Crocus as it has the same hue but is more translucent. Those who have enjoyed using the lighter batch of Crocus to encase with [over orange was popular for a hot pink], are going to adore Wisteria. – Trudi Doherty
  • Wisteria is a color shifter.
Wisteria, like almost every other lavender glass on the planet, is a color shifter; it goes bluer under fluorescent lighting, and fades out under some of the new energy efficient bulbs. Under my Reveal bulbs, it stays true glowy lavender with a pinkish cast. Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for the photos in this section.

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"I predict that everyone will have histeria over Wisteria! This is an easy glass to work with and encasing with it is a dream. I have used it over CiM Rose Quartz which gave an intense bright shade of purple, and over Glacier it gives a dynamic lavender."
Trudi Doherty
"Wisteria was not too stiff, and melted nicely. I was able to use it as encased stringer - I layered it on top of Rapunzel [CiM's opaque pale lavender] and pulled a stringer that worked well for scrolling. It held up well when used that way - which is a nice change from the usually persnickety opals, which tended to pop off and crack when used as encased stringer for scrollwork. I think Misty Opals would probably be better used as a base, or as raised decoration, rather than as layered dots." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"This colour is amazing, just like the colour Wisteria, semi translucent. This colour blushes beautifully inside with a mystical and ethereal appearance, so easy to work too."
Juliette Mullett
"Wisteria is a lavender periwinkle opal. Much more vivid than Crocus, this clean glass is fresh and unique. The cupid kissed color has a subtle glow of magenta that would be perfect for floral sculptures. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"Wisteria is an absolutely splendid colour - a vibrant light purple with a tinge of pink when the sunlight hits it. It melts perfectly; very smooth with no bubbles or shocking. I found that the longer I worked it, the more the misty opal effect happened. The spacers were literally heat, wrap, heat, round up, and into the kiln, and this no-faff fast working method has left the spacers way more transparent than the heart bead. The heart was hand-sculpted and took about twenty minutes of heating, shaping, reheating and reshaping and all the while its translucent milkiness developed. This effect remained after the heart was annealed. The photo was taken indoors in natural daylight." See more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"My very favorite new color is Wisteria. Easy to use and the color is wonderful."
Pati Walton