Messy Color™ Troi Ltd Run

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Troi Ltd Run (511558)<br />An opaque teal.

An opaque teal.

"A beautiful Aegean opaque green, works incredibly well with many colours and with silver glass. Left: Troi encased in clear. Right: Troi encased in Effetre grass green." – Juliette Mullett

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Troi spacers, Troi focal with DH Melia and clear
Juliette Mullett
CiM Troi thinly encased with Effetre Super (Crystal) Clear 006, with Effetre White 204 decoration and CiM Cerulean Sparkle spacers.
Laura Sparling
This lentil was made with a core of CiM Troi encased with Aiko then decorated with Troi stingers.
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Troi
Gloria Sevey
CiM Troi
Jean Daniels
CiM Troi
Melanie Graham

CiM Tester Feedback

  • We've found there are constant requests for opaque teals with slightly varying hues- Troi is our attempt at a new hue, close to Moana [now sold out].
I wondered how Troi compares to Effetre Petrol Green, so I have taken another rod picture. Petrol Green is definitely more green [think British Racing Green], while Troi has more blue tones! – Trudi Doherty
"Troi is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to Mermaid, Cotswold Blue, and Dark Turquoise, but just a bit different in color to each of those, it is a tad lighter than Mermaid and not as streaky, it does not get the reduction that the Effetre Turquoises do." – Paula Schertz
"Troi is somewhat reminiscent of a lighter shade of Effetre's petroleum green. I know it's considered a blue, but it does look kind of greenish in person." – Marcy Lamberson
"The reason Troi's vibrance surprised me so much is that in rod form, Troi is almost exactly the same colour as Quetzal. However, after working Troi gets darker, and Quetzal must get a bit bluer because they are nothing alike after coming out of the kiln." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton, 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.
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.

"Troi is a vibrant medium teal opaque. It reminds me of Mermaid, only a bit lighter and bluer. I was a little unprepared for how vibrant it would be, because the rod colour is a little more subdued than this colour ends up being after working and annealing it. It's quite a streaky colour, leaving little trails and veins of darker teal all through it no matter how carefully you work. Like many other colours in the turquoise/teal families, you can get a brick red reduction on Troi. You sort of have to work at it, though, and the result I got was blotchy. I tried a variety of strengths of reduction flame, and a variety of flame-height positions while reducing this and was not able to achieve an even coverage. Maybe you'll have better luck?" Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Troi melted smoothly, didn't leave lines when I added more of it to a sculpture. I like glass that isn't too stiff and is easy to work with." From Marcy's article in Glass Bead Evolution Volume 7- Issue 1, 2019.
Marcy Lamberson
"Troi is an Avalon teal opaque. When worked in a bead roller, the turquoise glass will develop slight striations of gloss. If worked over extended time, the glass begins to feather or soften into the surrounding colors. So apply gentle heat to keep the stringer work crisp. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"Troi is a deep, opaque blue-green. It comes up very streaky, which I like, but may not be your cup of tea. Three spacers in Troi, with the middle one with Eff 276 Dark Ivory dots. You can see there is a very pronounced reaction with the ivory, and the dots sunk into the Troi and got all malformed instead of staying round. I thought it looked like an exact match for CiM 586 Mermaid, except the Mermaid is not so streaky." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Troi seems to give some streaks and striations depending on how you layer it but I like the additional detail this can give to a bead and I don't consider that to be an unwanted quirk in the slightest. There are no effects of fuming from the silver in this stringer on either colour." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Troi melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbles. It is a beautiful color. It gets a nice dark line reaction on the Dark Ivory. It created a really peacock looking bead on the Painted Hills. It created a very nice base for the stipple stitch in Okeanos." Read more at Paula's blog.
Paula Schertz
Left to right: Troi, Laguna, Moana, Mermaid. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right: Troi, Laguna, Moana, Mermaid. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"I’m assuming this bluish-green is named after the colour of Deanna Troi’s uniform in Stark Trek: TNG. It’s a pretty colour and like all other opaque blue-greens and green-blues, it’s a tad streaky. I try to get around this as much as I can by studying where the major streaking is occurring on the rod and then making sure that I position that ‘inside’ the bead-to-be as I wrap it onto the mandrel. Troi melted well with no popping or pitting. It’s quite soft and therefore tends to spread; encasing it without any bleed onto the encasing layer is quite tricky. To get around this you need to work cooler and slower than you usually do, not allowing the base bead to get over-hot." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"A beautiful Aegean opaque green, works incredibly well with many colours and with silver glass. Left: Troi encased in clear. Right: Troi encased in Effetre grass green."
Juliette Mullett
"A new opaque teal from CiM, this colour leans towards the greener end of teals. This is similar to the very popular Cotswold Blue that came out in the last production run. In rod comparison it has stronger and brighter green tones and it lies in between Mermaid and Cotswold Blue. I used the same raku based frit blend to make the beads, and while you can still see a difference, it's not quite as noticeable as it was in the rod. This melted with no issues at all. If you love rich teals then this is going to appeal to you!"
Trudi Doherty