Messy Color™ Circus Tent Ltd Run

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Circus Tent Ltd Run (511220)<br />A clear rod with stripes of orange, yellow, green, and black running the length of it.

A clear rod with stripes of orange, yellow, green, and black running the length of it.




"This one’s a bit different! Circus Tent is a clear rod with stripes of red, yellow, green, light blue, black and white running through the length of it. When you wind the glass into beads you are left with ribbons of colour suspended within the clear. Circus Tent melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbling. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's blog. – Laura Sparling

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CiM Circus Tent
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Circus Tent
Caroline Davis
CiM Circus Tent
Jennifer Borek
CiM Circus Tent
Laura Sparling
CiM Circus Tent
Gloria Sevey
CiM Circus Tent
Melanie Graham

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Circus Tent is a hand pull of various colors that creates a streaky effect when worked.

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.


"Circus Tent has stripes of color in clear glass. It is really fun and unique to me- it reads as shades of orange and yellow. It looks like party streamers trapped in glass which is a really fun effect. I hope Kathy makes more of this type of glass, I would love some with greens and blues. The rods I tested were not shocky at all."
Caroline Davis
"Circus Tent is a very interesting 'threaded transparent' colour where multiple long filaments of various colours are drawn thin inside a clear rod. The clear that CiM used for Circus Tent is much smoother, more buttery, and less prone to boiling than my previous experiences with CiM Clear would have led me to expect and I found it really nice to use. . . . Reducing silver glass frit develops nicely on top of Circus Tent, making me want more of the clear glass that Circus Tent is made from. Circus Tent is not a reactive colour. The main thing I find interesting in these test beads is the way Ciircus Tent pulls into a very slightly streaky stringer." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Circus Tent is a very unique and beautiful addition to our 104 palette. A clear or seemingly clear base with stripes of dense color running the length of the rod. The rod I received was quite thin -5mm, but the stripes did not fade out. I decided to test this color over white to see how bold the ribbons of color would be and I must say the colors really shine! On its own it is a fabulous way to add several colors at once to a bead! This glass is not shocky and does not bubble and is free from scum. Thank you CiM for such a great, unique glass!"
Michelle Veizaga
"Circus Tent with its color streamers suspended within the clear glass. I capped the ends with Double Helix Aurae silver glass. So happy that the CiM glass had no reaction against the silver glass so that I can be confident to try more bead designs without worry." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Circus Tent is kind of like a filigrana, in that it has streaks of colour through a mostly clear rod. It gives you the impression of banners flying in the wind, so I made these organic flying in the wind kind of shapes." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"The trick to this glass is to heat and swirl and be fluid in your application to get the colour to criss-cross the bead. Autumn hues. This would look great in a focal bead but is not as effective in smaller beads, but pretty all the same."
Juliette Mullett
"I have wound this glass around the mandrel in layers of very fine stretched out wraps, a great technique for something like Pachamama but less effective for this glass. In pulling it out so thin while building up the bead I have lost the impact of individual colour strands and it looks like greyish glass instead of clear." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"This one’s a bit different! Circus Tent is a clear rod with stripes of red, yellow, green, light blue, black and white running through the length of it. When you wind the glass into beads you are left with ribbons of colour suspended within the clear. Circus Tent melted smoothly with no shockiness or bubbling. The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling