Messy Color™ Goldfish Ltd Run

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Goldfish Ltd Run (511218)<br />A transparent striking orange.

A transparent striking orange.

"Definitely living up to its name, looks just like goldfish orange. I definitely prefer Goldfish over Clockwork. In my opinion, Goldfish works better than Clockwork for that Hot Pink colour we all know and love. It is a striking colour which gives variety if you wanted to make a set of beads in an ombre design." – Juliette Mullett

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CiM Goldfish decorated with Lumiere Lusters Picante glitter encased in Zephyr clear
Darlene Collette
CiM Goldfish
Juliette Mullett
There is a tiny core of Goldfish at the center of these tumble etched heart beads. The look is patchy, again because I have not quite got the knack of striking it yet but I like the look!
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Goldfish
Melanie Graham
CiM Goldfish
Debora Cox
CiM Goldfish
Anna Miller

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Goldfish is the same hue as Clockwork but the workability is different (requires more striking to achieve full orange-ness).
Goldfish is a slow-to-strike transparent orange that, when fully struck, is pretty much identical to Clockwork. I found this colour slow to develop in the flame, so if you want the deep, bright orange that it can become, you will want to use it in larger or more complex beads that have longer working time so that the beautiful colour has time to develop. I would not say that this colour is difficult to strike, but it does take some time and patience. Like Candlelight, Goldfish is a transparent colour without bubbliness, scumminess or other workability problems. Like Clockwork, this orange opacifies as it strikes, and looks very opaque in thick layers when fully struck. Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham
Goldfish has been inconsistent in getting it to strike. When I have gotten it to strike, it is usually quite pale. It has not been anything too exciting for me. – Chris Haussler

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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"This focal hollow blown bead was created on a puffy mandrel [I am learning this new technique!]. The ends of the bead are Double Helix Aurae. The spacers show the various levels of striking that Goldfish can provide. I create these spacer beads 3-4 beads at a time, so the heating and cooling of each bead varies as they are added to the mandrel. Oranges are beautiful and sometimes require some special attention to pull out the richness of the color." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"As you can see Goldfish doesn’t strike to as dark an orange as Clockwork. It does make an equally amazing base for Double Helix Clio. The round beads are Goldfish then a layer of clear then DH Clio reduced and encased."
Caroline Davis
"Goldfish decorated with Double Helix silver glass and encased in Zephyr clear. This glass melted smoothly with no issues." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Understruck Goldfish ranges from yellow to golden orange, and I sort of appreciate the variation you can get from it. All of the other oranges that I've used develop colour much more readily, which can be nice but does not offer the flexibility that Goldfish does, where you can strike it as much or as little as you want to get different shades of orange. Here you can see Goldfish with Effetre Orange, Vetrofond Orange, and Clockwork. The three other oranges all strike much more quickly than Goldfish. I like all of these colours for different reasons, and isn't it nice that they are so different from each other and differently useful that we can totally excuse owning all of them?" Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Goldfish is an orange that falls somewhere between Clockwork and Orange Crush in hue. The bead on the left is Goldfish encased with Crocus."
Gloria Sevey
"This bead set uses a combination of Witches’ Brew, Unicorn, and Goldfish with a sprinkling of Val Cox's Coy Koi glass frit. My observation found that Goldfish took a lot of heating and cooling cycles to bring out the color. As I use a lot of silver glass in my beads, I tend to work cooler than other beadmakers." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I had a lot of trouble getting Goldfish to strike, and as you can see, it didn't kiln strike. I will have to try it again and try a more deliberate strike, because well, it is is a pretty champagne colour, but it's not what you'd call a bright orange. [Later updated: I had better success striking it the second time around.]" Read more at DragonJools' blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This large encased tumbled heart bead looks as though it was made with 3 colours. It has Firecracker at the top and Goldfish at the bottom. I wrapped the orange glass around the mandrel first and then wrapped the red glass next to it. This means that the orange glass at the point of the heart was allowed to cool much more than that directly next to the red before it was encased. The result is that that part of the bead has struck to a much deeper shade of orange." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Definitely living up to its name, looks just like goldfish orange. I definitely prefer Goldfish over Clockwork. In my opinion, Goldfish works better than Clockwork for that Hot Pink colour we all know and love. It is a striking colour which gives variety if you wanted to make a set of beads in an ombre design."
Juliette Mullett
"Goldfish is a beautiful striking orange and very easy to strike."
Suzy Hannabuss
"These are Firedragon [red transparent] and Goldfish [orange transparent]. I was not as successful with Goldfish. It may be a product of how I work on my Lynx torch, but I had a hard time getting it to strike consistently. You can see it as compared with Clockwork, orange spacer on the left and Goldfish, orange spacer on the right. The tone of the Goldfish was very similar to Clockwork."
Lori Peterson
"Goldfish seems like Orange Crush. Nice orange!"
Olga Ivashina
"Goldfish is a transparent deep orange that reminds me of neat Aperol, and it’s lovely. It’s a striking glass, meaning that it requires some cooling and reheating in order to bring out its colour. The rod is already orange [some striking colours don’t look anything like their ‘finished’ colour, or are much paler] but I managed to make it a tad darker orange during the strike. The glass melts really smoothly and I had no bubbling or shocking. To get a nice even, uncloudy strike you need to heat the bead until it is uniformly transparent – no streaks, wisps or foggy bits – and then let it cool outside the flame for a bit. At this point I reintroduced it to the flame and added the Effetre White 204 scrolls and just working in the gentle top part of the flame was enough for the strike to occur without me even trying. If you’re keeping the glass undecorated, just carefully reheat it in the top half of the torch flame until the colour blooms." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling