Messy Color™ Chocolate Ltd Run

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Chocolate Ltd Run (511731)<br />A cloudy chocolate brown transparent.

A cloudy chocolate brown transparent.

"Looks just like milk chocolate. When held up to the light it is neither opaque nor transparent but a combination of both. The best colour match to actual chocolate you can find." – Juliette Mullett

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Darlene Collette
CiM Chocolate
Melanie Graham
CiM Chocolate
Melanie Graham
CiM Chocolate & Ra
Suzy Hannabuss
Long bead – base of various neutral colour glasses with wraps of Chocolate. Smaller bead is all CiM colours as a base with Chocolate and Watermelon wrapped around.
Heather Johnson
CiM Chocolate
Gloria Sevey

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Chocolate is a cloudy transparent color that is a unique addition to the 104 palette.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photo in this section.

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.

"Chocolate is a gorgeous, deep, dark brown transparent colour. Out of all the new cloudy transparents, this one might be the one I am most excited about. Because it is a very dark colour, when used in thick layers this colour is a very opaque deep brown, but you can lighten it as much as you want by applying it in thinner layers on top of other colours. This offers quite a lot of flexibility when you're designing with it. In general, I have found the Cloudy Transparent colours to be a bit shocky. For the most part, this was quite manageable and well worth the effort, at least for the colours I've tried so far. Heather is the one that I've had the most trouble with out of this group. Another thing common to all of these colours [so far] is that they can be easy to boil, so you really have to watch your heat. This is true not only with fine stringer, but also when applying the glass from the rod to your bead. Work higher up in the flame and a bit cooler to avoid this problem. I have not specifically tested any of these for colour reactions yet. When I do, I might find out something interesting, but so far they do not seem very reactive with other colours." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"I love Chocolate, and I particularly like the lacey effect in the leaf where it's pressed very thin. Unfortunately, the rod I had was also full of air bubbles, and it did a significant amount of shocking." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
Left to right: Chocolate, Effetre Marron Testa di Moro.  See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Chocolate is a very good color! Especially because we waited a long time for such a dark chocolate color. A little problem with cloudy transparents like Chocolate- they are very delicate and easy to burn. That means that on the bead surface white foam is visible. These colors need to be heated on a very small fire."
Olga Ivashina
"Chocolate is a gorgeous, swirly, slightly grayed brown. The two front beads were made with a thicker, more dense rod and the back two were made with a thin rod. The disc shows swirls but the second bead is very dense except when viewed at the hole."
Gloria Sevey
"Hand-blown glass shards of Chocolate with silvered ivory. Chocolate is a cloudy brown transparent that is true to its name." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Chocolate is a pigmented color like Heather and Watermelon and it is just a gorgeous chocolate/coffee brown. No fussiness and melts smoothly."
Lori Peterson
"On its own this glass isn’t a favourite, but layering it up over other colours gives this glass a whole new dimension. I love the organic look this glass has when layered up over various earthy colours. Almost like layers of sedimentary rock. I've ended up liking this style of glass a lot more than I thought I would! I found it a bit shocky, certainly more so than Watermelon which surprised me since they are made in the same way. However pre-warming the rod seemed to help and the shocky-ness certainly wouldn’t put me off."
Heather Johnson
"Chocolate is a brown streaky transparent. I'm not sure about this colour. I would prefer a true transparent chocolate colour vs. cloudy/streaky. Does make a bit of bubbling when encased."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Looks just like milk chocolate. When held up to the light it is neither opaque nor transparent but a combination of both. The best colour match to actual chocolate you can find."
Juliette Mullett
"Although you can’t really see any cloudiness here, Chocolate is one of CiM’s new cloudy transparents. It’s a true dark chocolate brown. The cloudy transparency allows a certain amount of light to shine through the bead but at the same time the glass appears mostly opaque. If you were to use a thin layer of it over something else it would act like a dark transparent and you’d get a less saturated brown. What’s lovely about this glass is that when used on its own, like I’ve used it here, it’s a true dark brown and it has no streakiness like actual opaque dark brown glass often gets. Another trouble-free glass. The scrolls on these are CiM Toto." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling