Messy Color™ Cerulean Sparkle Ltd Run

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Cerulean Sparkle Ltd Run (511560)<br />A transparent blue aqua with gold aventurine.

A transparent blue aqua with gold aventurine.

"Cerulean Sparkle is a glitzy take on the new CiM Cerulean. The rod contains aventurine which sparkles with light and movement of the glass. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing." – Heather Sellers

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CiM Cerulean Sparkle
Caroline Davis

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Cerulean Sparkle is Cerulean with the addition of gold aventurine frit. Testers reported that the sparkle in the rods burned out when worked.
"There’s not an awful lot to say about this glass. Cerulean Sparkle is a transparent aqua with the addition of aventurine. If you’re looking at the photo and wondering where the sparkle is, there isn’t any. There’s a micro-particle of spangle here and there but it’s barely noticeable. Like CiM Elixir Sparkle, I think this is because there isn’t enough aventurine in the glass." – Laura Sparling
"For me, I couldn't retain the sparkle." – Caroline Davis
"I didn't see sparkle in any final product that was from a rod of 'sparkle' variety. I was bummed." – Marcy Lamberson
"I see no real difference between the two colors Cerulean and Cerulean Sparkle. The rods look exactly the same, except for tiny sparkles just barely discernible in the Sparkle rod. Melting it made no difference. In large spacer beads, I cannot even see any sparkles, even when I look at them under a light. In the sample petals I pulled [shown to the right], the 'sparkles' from the goldstone just look like elongated bubbles. It looks like scum to me, and has no sparkle. I'm not sure if its just because the rods I got had a lesser amount of goldstone, but the colors themselves are pretty much exactly alike. I didn't get the greener tint that you show in pictures at all." – Kandice Seeber
"You are right about the sparkle being lost but something about this formula gave me the perfect shade of transparent aqua in a blue tone that did not bubble at all for me. The plain Cerulean did pit a bit which is what I have found with batches of similar colors in the 104 line. So I was thinking the addition of the goldstone to the 'sparkle' batch may have just created the perfect glass in that shade. In comparison my last batch of Effetre dark aqua I had to throw away completely it was so scummy that not even cleaning and stripping the rods helped." – Michelle Veizaga
"The sparkle is faint and wish it was stronger but is a beautiful new addition to CiM." – Suzy Hannabuss
"For me there is not enough sparkling." – Claudia Eidenbenz
  • Special thanks to Pati Walton & Kandice Seeber 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.

"Although the 'sparkle' is not front and centre, in the movement of the bead there is a sense of iridescence in the bead. As the bead is moved, I do see a sparkle like sheen so I will be testing it again as a base of a bead to allow a more concentrated foundation." Check out the video on Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Cerulean Sparkle is a glitzy take on the new CiM Cerulean. The rod contains aventurine which sparkles with light and movement of the glass. No shocking or bubbling occurred during testing."
Heather Sellers
"CiM's new colour line-up includes some 'Sparkle' colours - colours with aventurine added for some sparkle. This is new for them, and I was very excited to get my hands on it. Sadly, however, someone appears to have been a little conservative adding the sparkly stuff, and it is pretty much invisible. Anyway ... it is a super pretty transparent aqua - just about an exact match for the colour of Windex. I definitely found the Sparkle to be stiffer. Plain for the top one, sparkle for the bottom one." Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Cerulean Sparkle is another sparkle color from CiM. My Cerulean [top] and Cerulean Sparkle [bottom] were nearly the same color which is different than what some of the other testers experienced. It is a lovey aqua blue- no shocking or bubbling."
Caroline Davis
"These two sets of hearts may look the same - they are from the same melt but the pair on the right are made with Cerulean Sparkle which has been given tiny sparkly golden inclusions. The effect is very subtle and doesn't show up very well in a photograph but does show with movement when the beads are outdoors in the sun." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The aqua blue colour itself is pretty and it’s a touch darker than Effetre transparent Light Aqua 034. It behaves like all other aqua glass - it doesn’t like repeated cooling and reheating because it scums if you do this, so it’s best to keep it nice and warm. The photograph was taken indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's tumblr.
Laura Sparling
"The sparkle version of Cerulean looks a fraction darker [surprising as I'm guessing the same batch was split?], and looking at the rod it is filled with tiny silver sparkles!! Again this melted with no issues at all, but sadly the sparkles do not show up at all. Perhaps more sparkle was needed in the mix?"
Trudi Doherty