Messy Color™ Amethyst Ltd Run

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Amethyst Ltd Run (511629)<br />A transparent purple.

A transparent purple.

"Amethyst is lovely on silver." – Carol Ann Savage

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CiM Amethyst & Cleopatra
Trudi Doherty

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  • Amethyst was melted in response to requests for light transparent purples that aren't too "brownish."
At last we have a transparent amethyst from CiM hooray!! When you compare it to Effetre's Amethyst it is a touch paler and has slightly more blue tones. – Trudi Doherty
Amethyst is similar to Effetre transparent Amethyst 040 but with less of a brown tinge and more of a pink one. CiM Amethyst is stiffer than Effetre Amethyst. Read more at Laura's tumblr. – Laura Sparling
As compared to Vetrofond's 791040 light purple, CiM's Amethyst is quite a bit more blue. – Renee Wiggins
Amethyst is a new color to the 104 palette. It is similar to, but lighter than the other amethyst shades. – Paula Schertz
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Trudi Doherty for providing the photos in this section.

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"Amethyst is lovely on silver."
Carol Ann Savage
All of the different shades on the Peace tube bead show the color variations well.
Paula Schertz
"Amethyst melted smoothly with no shockiness, but I had a lot of bubbles. It is a beautiful color. It is a very pretty base for the Val Cox Kings Robe frit blend. Amethyst created a very nice base for the stipple stitch in Iris."
Paula Schertz
"Amethyst is a nice light-medium purple tone. In rod form, it looks almost spot on as compared to the limited run 'Rose Tea', of which I was really excited for a possible replacement of. It's quite close, but it also seems to shift hues a bit depending on the lighting. In some lighting it looks like a lighter version of Rose Tea, but in others, like as in my photo, it shines more of a brighter purple with less of a brownish tone. It also melts wonderfully with no boiling at all."
Renee Wiggins
Effetre 040 Ametista Chiaro, CiM Amethyst, Ornela 2005 Amethyst Mittel, CiM Rose Tea. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Effetre 040 Ametista Chiaro, CiM Amethyst, Ornela 2005 Amethyst Mittel, CiM Rose Tea. See more of Claudia's work.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"The colour soon builds up as you can see from the spacer beads [12 mm] next to the rods. It is slightly stiff to work with, so will be great for sculpture work, but is still lovely to encase with. Over Glacier it gives you beautiful pink tones."
Trudi Doherty
"Amethyst is a pale pinky-purple, like a very diluted version of Your Majesty. Just like Your Majesty it was smooth to work with and there was no shocking or bubbling. CiM Amethyst is very clear which yeah, I know sounds really obvious when talking about transparent glass, but I mean it’s not at all foggy, wispy or bubbly. For these beads I used a small core of CiM Desert Pink encased with a heavy layer of the Amethyst. The decoration is Effetre White 204 and the spacers are ASK 104 Passionate Pink. The photograph was taken indoors in natural daylight." See more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"A lovely mid amethyst hue that adds a lot of versatility when paired with other colours and silver glass. Fuss free with an easy melting point, no scumming or bubbling. Here the beads all have a base of Amethyst alongside Double Helix Aurae [bubble beads], Val Cox Lillie silver glass frit [electric hot pink] and Val Cox Ruby Extra Gold frit."
Juliette Mullett